This study explores the knowledge, usage habits, and attitudes of college athletes who participate in sports in Ireland about the use of ergogenic aids. There is a gap in the literature addressing other categories such as nutritional, mechanical, physiological, and psychological aids, even though there is an extensive study on pharmacological ergogenic aids. Therefore, the purpose of this study is to fill in this knowledge gap and offer insightful information about how college athletes use ergogenic aids.
College athletes at the University of Galway will be the subject of a cross-sectional survey using a quantitative, descriptive, non-experimental survey-based design. Participants’ knowledge, opinions, experiences, and viewpoints in relation to ergogenic aids will be gathered through the survey. To develop a thorough understanding of the use of ergogenic aids in this population, the study will also examine potential disparities between sports and genders.