Participate in this Doctoral Research Project


A doctoral candidate recently contacted me for assistance with a survey he is doing as part of his dissertation research. Please take the time to read the information below and participate in the study if you fit the desired participant requirements (former or current collegiate track and field athlete). There is a link to the survey at the bottom of the blog entry.

Dear Respondent:

I am a graduate student at Northcentral University currently completing the requirements for my doctorate of philosophy in Business Administration by writing a dissertation. The purpose of my study is to compare the attitudes of male and female collegiate track and field athletes towards the use of performance-enhancing drugs. The results of this study may provide insight into the attitudes of collegiate athletes towards illegal substance use. The results may also benefit track and field athletes, track and field coaches, athletic directors, school administrators, the NCAA, high school and future high school track and field athletes, communities, and parents, serving to better educate them on the opinions collegiate track and field athletes have on this topic.

I am requesting your participation in the study if you are former or current collegiate track and field athlete. Your participation in the study is voluntary. By contributing your time to the study, you will provide valuable information about an important subject. This survey should take about 15 minutes to complete. The survey will only be posted for two weeks. Please answer all the questions as honestly as possible. The answers you provide will be kept strictly confidential, and your identity will remain anonymous. The aim of the survey is not to get you in trouble. I am only interested in discovering what your attitudes are on the issue. By completing the survey, you will be giving your informed consent to participating in the study. Thank you for your time in reading this letter and participating in the investigation. Your assistance is greatly appreciated.


Tom Mingus

Doctoral Candidate

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Mike has a BS in Exercise Physiology from Ohio University, an MSS in Coaching Science from Ohio University & a PhD in Biomechanics from LSU. Additionally, he has been recognized as a Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) from the National Strength & Conditioning Association, a Level 3 coach by USA Track & Field, a Level 2 coach by USA Weightlifting.
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