Document Type

Honors Project

First Advisor

Dr. Tammy Sheehy

Degree Award Date

Summer 7-2022


menstruation, athletic performance, athlete perceptions, coach perceptions


Other Psychology | Sports Sciences


The purpose of this study is to examine the knowledge of the effects of the menstrual cycle on female athletic performance from both athletes and their coaches at the NCAA Division III level. Recommendations for coaches based on the findings of the research are provided. The study investigates whether female athletes and their coaches are aware of the physiological and psychological effects of the menstrual cycle and how they are managed throughout the course of a sport season.

Recommended Citation

Dietz, Erin. "Coach and Athlete Perceptions of the Effects of the Menstrual Cycle on Female Athletic Performance." Senior Honors Projects, Bridgewater College, 2022.

Force Open Access