Date of Graduation


Document Type


Degree Type



College of Physical Activity and Sport Sciences


Sport and Exercise Psychology

Committee Chair

Michelle A Sandrey

Committee Co-Chair

Jean L McCrory

Committee Member

Patricia Riley


Context: Functional screening tools to detect musculoskeletal asymmetries and limitations present in functional movement patterns are available to use for the athletic population. Unfortunately, field club sport athletes do not have the opportunity to utilize functional screening tools. Further, normative data of Functional Movement Screen Composite Scores (FMS CS) has yet to be established in this population. Objective: The purpose of this study was to establish normative FMS CS among field club sport athletes, and determine if years of participation and current hours spent per week training have a significant effect on FMS CS. Foot type and orthotic use was also compared with FMS CS. Design: The study was a descriptive screening study. Setting: The assessments took place at an athletic training research lab and athletic training room at a DI Mid-Atlantic university. Patients and Other Participants: Thirty-one athletes (age 19.61+/-1.56 yrs, height 169.58+/-8.66 cm, weight 72.77+/-17.42 kg) participating in club soccer, rugby and lacrosse at a Division I Mid-Atlantic university during the 2017-2018 season volunteered for this study. Inclusion criteria for the study consisted of college students who are field club sport athletes between 18-23 years old who had not sustained an injury in the past twelve months that required removal from participation and training and completed the consent form. Exclusion criteria for the study consisted of an injury occurring in the past twelve months that required removal from participation and training and individuals not between the ages of 18-23 years old. Intervention: All participants completed the demographic questionnaire and seven movements of the FMS. A demographic questionnaire was completed to determine self-reported years of participation in the sport, number of hours spent training per week, foot type, and orthotic use. The participants were asked to complete the seven movements and three clearing tests of the FMS. Each participant completed three trials for each movement. Scores were calculated to determine FMS CS. Main Outcome Measures: The dependent variables were the Functional Movement Screen Composite Score and individual movement scores. Results: The mean FMS CS and standard deviation for all participants was 15.1+/-1.49. Women's Lacrosse (n=4) had the highest average FMS CS (16.0+/-0.0). Participants with fewer years in sports (15.29+/-1.2 vs14.94+/-1.71) and hours of participation (15.17+/-1.63 vs 15+/-1.36) scored higher on the FMS CS. Those not wearing orthotics (n=28, 15.2+/-1.34) scored higher than those who do wear orthotics (n=3, 14.0+/-0.0). The one participant that reported a pes planus foot (15.0+/-0.0) scored higher than the seven participants with a pes cavus foot (14.7+/-1.98). Conclusions: Collegiate field club sport athletes score higher or comparable to varsity collegiate athletes on the FMS. More years of participation and hours per week were associated with decreased FMS CS.