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Cultural and Occupational Barriers Facing Women Professionals in the Field of Strength and Conditioning

Mullin, Elizabeth M., PhD, CMPC, CSCS,1; Bergan, Maura E., PhD, CSCS2

Strength & Conditioning Journal: December 2018 - Volume 40 - Issue 6 - p 15–20
doi: 10.1519/SSC.0000000000000379
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ABSTRACT WOMEN ARE SIZABLY OUTNUMBERED BY THEIR MALE PROFESSIONAL COUNTERPARTS IN THE FIELD OF STRENGTH AND CONDITIONING. CULTURAL BARRIERS RESULTING FROM HEGEMONIC MASCULINITY AND HETERONORMATIVITY CONTRIBUTE TO THE MARGINALIZATION OF WOMEN IN SPORT IN GENERAL, AND HINDER THE ENTRANCE, RETENTION, AND ADVANCEMENT OF WOMEN STRENGTH COACHES SPECIFICALLY. WE EXPLORE HOW MENTORSHIP IS A VIABLE OPTION TO SUPPORT WOMEN PROFESSIONALS AND MAKE ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATIONS REGARDING THE FUTURE DIRECTION OF RESEARCH, EDUCATION, AND PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT TO IMPROVE THE EXPERIENCE AND OPPORTUNITIES OF WOMEN IN THE PROFESSION.

Departments of 1Physical Education and Health Education and

2Exercise Science and Sport Studies, Springfield College, Springfield, Massachusetts

Address correspondence to Dr. Elizabeth M. Mullin, emullin@springfieldcollege.edu.

Conflicts of Interest and Source of Funding: The authors report no conflicts of interest and no source of funding.

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Elizabeth M. Mullin is an Assistant Professor in the Physical Education and Health Education Department at Springfield College.

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Maura E. Bergan is an Assistant Professor in the Exercise Science/Sport Studies Department at Springfield College.

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