The Graduate Review


This article describes the lack of inclusion of religious and culture-based clothing within the field of women's collegiate and professional sports. The main focus of this paper is to describe the current need for including items, specifically the hijab, onto women's sport playing fields. Topics such as current actions by lawmakers with athletes and future actions by athletic clothing companies to include the hijab in women's sports are discussed.

Note on the Author

Kristen Cook is pursuing her Master of Science in Adapted Physical Education program in the spring of 2018. Her research proposal was completed in the fall of 2016 under the supervision of Dr. Deborah Sheehy, who introduced her to the many different approaches to research. She completed her undergraduate degree in December 2017 and began a Master of Education in the Special Education program in the spring of 2018.

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