Have you ever wondered about the long-term health of college or professional athletes after they retire from sports? What are the health and career benefits of high-level sport? What are the long-term implications of sport-related injury? What challenges do athletes face as they transition to life after sport? These and other questions inspire the research of Marquette’s Life After Sport Trajectories (LAST) Lab (www.lastlab.org) within the university’s Athletic and Human Performance Research Center, directed by clinician-scientist and assistant professor of physical therapy, Dr. Jacob J. Capin.
Supported by a prestigious NIH Director’s Early Independence Award, Dr. Capin’s research focuses on long-term health in athletes with the goal of improving health in midlife and beyond. This Beyond MU program will provide an overview of the research that drives the LAST lab and a panel discussion of several key stakeholders.