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The Relationship Between Strength, Power, And Sprint Acceleration In Division I Men’S Soccer Players, Christopher Bellon 2016 East Tennessee State University

The Relationship Between Strength, Power, And Sprint Acceleration In Division I Men’S Soccer Players, Christopher Bellon

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purposes of this dissertation were three-fold. The first was to identify the approximate distances characterizing early-, mid-, and late-acceleration in a population of Division I men’s collegiate soccer players. The secondary purpose was to investigate the relationships between various strength-power variables and key sprint characteristics during early-, mid-, and late-acceleration in a population of Division I men’s soccer players. The final purpose of this dissertation was to compare the spatiotemporal characteristics of “strong” versus “weak” and “more powerful” versus “less powerful” Division I men’s soccer players during early-, mid-, and late- acceleration. The following are the ...


Evaluation Of A Newly Implemented Undergraduate Global Health Course In The Public University Setting, Brianna Moore, William Sorensen, Cheryl Cooper 2016 University of Texas at Tyler

Evaluation Of A Newly Implemented Undergraduate Global Health Course In The Public University Setting, Brianna Moore, William Sorensen, Cheryl Cooper

William Sorensen

This study evaluates the effectiveness of a new undergraduate global health course by assessing students' pre/post global knowledge and beliefs. Using factor analysis, student beliefs coalesced into two belief foci: safety/comfort and responsibility/connectedness. Knowledge significantly increased across the board, whereas belief change was more localized.


Predictive Value Of The Functional Movement Screen As It Relates To Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury, Daniel A. Herring, Kyle D. Cherry, Hannah L. Stedge 2016 Cedarville University

Predictive Value Of The Functional Movement Screen As It Relates To Anterior Cruciate Ligament Injury, Daniel A. Herring, Kyle D. Cherry, Hannah L. Stedge

Hannah L. Stedge, M.S.

Introduction: Anterior cruciate ligament injuries occur over 200,000 times annually in the United States alone (Brophy, et al. 2009). This injury strains the healthcare system and affects the players, teams, parents, and the organization they are a part of. There have been, however, clinically researched risk factors that predispose athletes to ACL injury (Gignac, et al. 2015; Laible, et al. 2014). As a result, there is a clinical need for an effective screening tool to identify those athletes at risk for ACL injury. The Functional Movement Screen has been shown to be an effective screening tool for detecting athletes ...


Factors Contributing To Professional Self-Efficacy Levels In Recently Graduated Certified Athletic Trainers, Matthew Kuo, Hannah L. Stedge, Michael S. Weller 2016 Cedarville University

Factors Contributing To Professional Self-Efficacy Levels In Recently Graduated Certified Athletic Trainers, Matthew Kuo, Hannah L. Stedge, Michael S. Weller

Hannah L. Stedge, M.S.

Self-efficacy is an important factor for job success, but it has been cited as a missing factor in new athletic training graduates. Therefore, the objective of this study was to find what factors affect the development of self-efficacy in the recently graduated certified athletic trainer. A qualitative survey method was utilized that involved questions aimed to extract as much personal opinion and experiences as possible. Online surveys were sent out electronically to 1,000 prospective participants. A total of 64 survey responses were received but only 52 surveys were qualified for inclusion into the study. Data was collected via the ...


A True Hall Of Famer: Her "Kids" Call Her Coach, Mark Womack, Dee Morris 2016 Cedarville University

A True Hall Of Famer: Her "Kids" Call Her Coach, Mark Womack, Dee Morris

Dee Morris, P.E.D.

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Factors Contributing To Professional Self-Efficacy Levels In Recently Graduated Certified Athletic Trainers, Matthew Kuo, Hannah L. Stedge, Michael S. Weller 2016 Cedarville University

Factors Contributing To Professional Self-Efficacy Levels In Recently Graduated Certified Athletic Trainers, Matthew Kuo, Hannah L. Stedge, Michael S. Weller

Michael S. Weller, M.S.

Self-efficacy is an important factor for job success, but it has been cited as a missing factor in new athletic training graduates. Therefore, the objective of this study was to find what factors affect the development of self-efficacy in the recently graduated certified athletic trainer. A qualitative survey method was utilized that involved questions aimed to extract as much personal opinion and experiences as possible. Online surveys were sent out electronically to 1,000 prospective participants. A total of 64 survey responses were received but only 52 surveys were qualified for inclusion into the study. Data was collected via the ...


Columna Deportiva: ArtíCulos Sobre Deporte, ÉTica Y Sociedad, César R. Torres, Claudio M. Tamburrini 2016 The College at Brockport

Columna Deportiva: ArtíCulos Sobre Deporte, ÉTica Y Sociedad, CéSar R. Torres, Claudio M. Tamburrini

SUNY Brockport eBooks

Este libro es una colección de artículos publicados originalmente en diversos periódicos y revistas durante los últimos quince años en los que indagamos sobre varios aspectos inquietantes de la locura deportiva.


Prosthetic Socket Cooling System, Benjamin K. Kraw, Kathy Ha, Derek Piastrelli, Cuong Lai 2016 California Polytechnic State University – San Luis Obispo

Prosthetic Socket Cooling System, Benjamin K. Kraw, Kathy Ha, Derek Piastrelli, Cuong Lai

Mechanical Engineering

A team of four senior-level undergraduate students in the Interdisciplinary Senior Project Design course in the Engineering Department of California Polytechnic State University: San Luis Obispo have worked to develop a prosthetic socket cooling system, namely for veteran Taylor Morris and exclusively for a transfemoral prosthetic socket, under the Quality of Life+ Laboratory. This cooling system will utilize the thermoelectric effect known as the Peltier effect to transmit heat generated from the residual limb to the surrounding environment by means of forced convection over small aluminum heat sinks. Two measurement devices have also been developed to, one, measure the heat ...


Effects Of Foot Position During Squatting On The Quadriceps Femoris: An Electromyographic Study, Nicholas G. Murray, Daniel Cipriani, Denise O'Rand, Rebecca Reed-Jones 2016 The University of Texas at El Paso

Effects Of Foot Position During Squatting On The Quadriceps Femoris: An Electromyographic Study, Nicholas G. Murray, Daniel Cipriani, Denise O'Rand, Rebecca Reed-Jones

Nicholas G. Murray

International Journal of Exercise Science 6(2) : 114-125, 2013. Weightlifters have commonly believed that changing joint position can alter specific muscle activation. The magnitude of force produced by a muscle is highly dependent upon the length of the muscle. The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of foot positioning on muscle activation of the superficial quadriceps as measured by surface electromyography (sEMG) during a functional squatting movement in healthy adults. Twenty physically active asymptomatic adults (7 females and 13 males) were included in the study while four different foot positions (Neutral, Internally Rotated, Externally Rotated, and Staggered ...


The Effect Of Selected "Desirable Difficulty" Learning Strategies On The Retention Of Physiology Information, John Dobson 2016 Georgia Southern University

The Effect Of Selected "Desirable Difficulty" Learning Strategies On The Retention Of Physiology Information, John Dobson

John L. Dobson

The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of interleaving and expanding retrieval on the retention of physiology concepts. Participants (n = 189) read and then reread 30 immunology and reproductive physiology passages. Half of the participants read and then reread the passages in a blocked manner (e.g., a1a2a3b1b2b3), and the other half did so in an interleaved manner (e.g.,a1b1b2a2a3b3). Participants were then repeatedly assessed, without feedback, after either a uniform or an expanding ...


Benefits Of Exercise Intervention In Reducing Neuropathic Pain, John Dobson, Jim McMillan, Li Li 2016 Georgia Southern University

Benefits Of Exercise Intervention In Reducing Neuropathic Pain, John Dobson, Jim Mcmillan, Li Li

John L. Dobson

Peripheral neuropathy is a widespread and potentially incapacitating pathological condition that encompasses more than 100 different forms and manifestations of nerve damage. The diverse pathogenesis of peripheral neuropathy affects autonomic, motor and/or sensory neurons, and the symptoms that typify the condition are abnormal cutaneous sensation, muscle dysfunction and, most notably, chronic pain. Chronic neuropathic pain is difficult to treat and is often characterized by either exaggerated responses to painful stimuli (hyperalgesia) or pain resulting from stimuli that would not normally provoke pain (allodynia). The objective of this review is to provide an overview of some pathways associated with the ...


The Effects Of Various Warm-Up Devices On Bat Velocity And Trajectory In Collegiate Baseball Players, Jordan L. Cola 2016 Seton Hall University

The Effects Of Various Warm-Up Devices On Bat Velocity And Trajectory In Collegiate Baseball Players, Jordan L. Cola

Seton Hall University Dissertations and Theses (ETDs)

Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of various weighted warm-up devices on standard baseball bat velocity and trajectory in collegiate baseball players. Methods: Three, right-handed hitters (mean age= 19.3yrs ±1.5yrs; height= 1.74m±.13m; mass=81kg ±20.4kg; baseball experience=14.2 ±1.3) volunteered for this study. Maximal bat velocity was obtained by swinging the 30oz standard bat for the control condition. Participants were then instructed to perform a general and specific warm-up with each of the weighted bats (standard bat with 16oz donut ring (46oz total) and standard bat with 24oz ...


Stop The Pricks: A Validation Study Of A Noninvasive Lactate Threshold Device, Rebecca M. McMorries 2016 Stephen F Austin State University

Stop The Pricks: A Validation Study Of A Noninvasive Lactate Threshold Device, Rebecca M. Mcmorries

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

ABSTRACT

Purpose: The aim of this study is to assess the validity of a noninvasive lactate threshold device (NID) to determine lactate threshold heart rate (LTHR) and aerobic threshold heart rate (AeTHR).

Methods: Twenty-one recreational athletes completed a personalized graded exercise test on a treadmill. All participants wore the noninvasive device and blood lactate samples were taken at the end of 3-minute stages. Lactate threshold heart rate and aerobic threshold heart rate were then calculated using four traditional methods and compared against the same heart rate values calculated by the device.

Results: No significant differences were found in lactate threshold ...


Comparison Of Two Body Weight Screenings Of Self-Conscious Emotions And Coping, Rachel N. Nanez Ms. 2016 Stephen F. Austin State University

Comparison Of Two Body Weight Screenings Of Self-Conscious Emotions And Coping, Rachel N. Nanez Ms.

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

Novel technologies are currently being utilized in fitness and clinical settings. However, there is not much research to examine the emotional responses to such screenings.

PURPOSE: To examine the group differences between the FIT3D and DXA protocol on emotional responses and the differences between weight classifications.

METHODS: The Body and Appearance-related Self-conscious Emotions Scale and WEIGHTCOPE were used to assess self-conscious emotions and intention to utilize 10 different weight-related coping strategies following the scans. Motivation was measured by a 10-point Likert scale measuring motivation pre and post scans.

RESULTS: There were no differences in motivation, affective response, or intention to ...


Is Low Level Laser Therapy Effective For The Treatment Of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, Rachel Deppa 2016 The College at Brockport

Is Low Level Laser Therapy Effective For The Treatment Of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, Rachel Deppa

Senior Honors Theses

This study was centered on low level laser therapy (LLLT) and its effects on delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS). DOMS is an inflammatory response in muscle tissue characterized by pain, stiffness, and fatigue in the muscle post-exercise. DOMS results from bouts of eccentric exercise (the lengthening phase of muscle contraction). Symptoms usually reach their peak intensity between 24 and 72 hours post-exercise and subside within 5-7 days. LLLT is a type of therapeutic modality which is used to treat body dysfunctions by introducing light energy into the body. LLLT has been gaining popularity as a new treatment for DOMS, but ...


Is Low Level Laser Therapy Effective For The Treatment Of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, Breanna Fortney 2016 The College at Brockport

Is Low Level Laser Therapy Effective For The Treatment Of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, Breanna Fortney

Senior Honors Theses

Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness (DOMS) is a phenomenon that is experienced frequently in the active population. As the name implies, the onset of muscle soreness occurs at a point in time long after the bout of exercise was performed. DOMS may hinder athletic performance through decreases in strength and range of motion (ROM) and may cause considerable pain upon movement. The goal of this paper is to investigate different therapeutic modalities as treatment for DOMS and determine which intervention produces the most desirable results by way of treating the signs and symptoms associated with delayed onset muscle soreness.


Effects Of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression On Leg Blood Flow And Vascular Function After Spinal Cord Injury, Lena Marie Cialdella 2016 University of Southern Mississippi

Effects Of Intermittent Pneumatic Compression On Leg Blood Flow And Vascular Function After Spinal Cord Injury, Lena Marie Cialdella

Master's Theses

Intermittent pneumatic compression (IPC) can increase leg blood flow (BF) in able-bodied persons. Whether IPC can alter leg BF, and improve vascular function in people with SCI is currently unknown. PURPOSE: Test the hypothesis that acute IPC will increase leg BF, and improve vascular function in SCI. METHODS: Participants (n=8; injury level: T3 and below; A.S.I.A. class A-C; age: 41±17 yrs) were recruited for a 1-hour IPC session performed in one leg (experimental leg; EXP), with the other serving as a control (CON). IPC consisted of sequential, foot-to-calf compressions (4-s inflate, 16-s deflate; 3 compressions ...


The Effect Of Hypertonicity On Glucose Regulation In Healthy Adults, Alison L. Schroeder 2016 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Effect Of Hypertonicity On Glucose Regulation In Healthy Adults, Alison L. Schroeder

Biological Sciences Undergraduate Honors Theses

Impaired glucose tolerance is the key defining characteristic of diabetes, a condition which affects nearly 30% of Americans. Hydration status and the physiological effects of poor hydration have been linked to compromised glucose tolerance in animal models, but have not been thoroughly investigated in humans. PURPOSE: The purpose of this investigation was to observe the effect of altered hydration status on a healthy male adult’s response to an oral glucose tolerance test (OGTT). METHODS: Four healthy adult men (28.4±1 y, 23.6±1.2 kg/m2, HbA1C 5.6±0.2%, non-smoking, non-athletes) participated. Subjects took OGTT ...


Independent Effect Of Heat Stress During Exercise On Arterial Stiffness, Cash Arcement 2016 University of Arkansas

Independent Effect Of Heat Stress During Exercise On Arterial Stiffness, Cash Arcement

Health, Human Performance and Recreation Undergraduate Honors Theses

Context: Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is one of the leading causes of mortality in the United States, accounting for about 1 in every 3 deaths annually. While studies have shown that arterial stiffness, a leading precursor to CVD, improves with passive heat stress not much is known about the independent effect of heat stress during exercise on arterial stiffness. Objective: The objective of this study was to examine the independent effect of heat stress during exercise on arterial stiffness. Design: Participants visited the lab three times; one familiarization and two experimental trials. Experimental trials were randomized and counter-balanced. Setting: All trials ...


Examining College Student Athlete Attitudes Towards Concussion Testing And Reporting Concussions, Kaitlyn Fry 2016 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Examining College Student Athlete Attitudes Towards Concussion Testing And Reporting Concussions, Kaitlyn Fry

Health, Human Performance and Recreation Undergraduate Honors Theses

Examining College Student Athlete Attitudes and Behaviors Toward Baseline Neurocognitive Concussion Testing

FryK, Anderson, M, Anderson, M, Schatz, P, Elbin, RJ: University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, Arkansas

Context: Examining athletes’ attitudes toward concussion diagnosis, management, and treatment can lead to improved multi-faceted management of a concussion injury. Although attitudes towards concussion injuries have been studied, the examination of athletes’ attitudes towards baseline computerized neurocognitive testing is understudied and is warranted. Objective: To examine the relationship between sex, concussion history, and previous exposure to baseline testing on athletes’ perceptions of effort provided during baseline testing and the utility of neurocognitive testing. Methods ...


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