Date of Completion


Document Type

Honors College Thesis



Thesis Type

Honors College

First Advisor

Jeff Buzas

Second Advisor

Abigail Crocker


Extreme sports have become increasingly popular in the age of social media as individuals have more access and awareness of these activities and may cater them to their specific interests. There is an established idea among social media users and consumers that extreme sports can be experienced by anyone. However, the rise in extreme sports engagement may lead to unforeseen consequences. These sports have inherent risks that may not be explicitly understood by novice athletes. The state of Vermont has high rates of outdoor recreation participation due to its landscape. Young students at the University of Vermont may be targeted to get involved in these sports through clubs, advertising, and social influences. The researcher is interested in studying why UVM students were influenced to ski, snowboard, hike, and/or rock climb in the state of Vermont, and if this participation caused any injuries.

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