Physical training and injury in female cadets at the United States Military Academy.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Women have been enrolled at the United States Military Academy (USMA) since 1976. All cadets are required to participate in a rigorous physical training curriculum with few differences for male and female cadets. The effect this physical training has on the health of women at West Point has been monitored closely. This paper will review the physical training program at USMA and the gender differences that exist. The health effects of this demanding physical training on women will also be discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Nelson, BJ; Uhorchak, JM; LeBoeuf, MK; Taylor, DC

Published Date

  • November 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 63 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 653 - 655

PubMed ID

  • 10589145

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0010-6178


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States