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Preparticipation Cardiovascular Screenings In Athletics, Benjamin A. Dixson 2014 Cedarville University

Preparticipation Cardiovascular Screenings In Athletics, Benjamin A. Dixson

The Research and Scholarship Symposium

Preparticipation cardiovascular screenings are a key method of injury prevention utilized in athletic training and sports medicine. Much research is available to describe the key components of a cardiovascular screening, but not much research has been conducted regarding the current clinical practices of this idealized screening model. The primary purpose of this study was to describe the current cardiovascular screening practices of clinicians in high school, collegiate, and professional athletic settings. The secondary purpose was to evaluate whether or not current cardiovascular screening practices align with the current, evidence-based recommendations regarding cardiovascular screening practices. Surveys were sent to certified athletic ...


The Relationship Between Body Composition And Thermal Responses To Hot And Cold Water Immersion, Jessica M. Stephens, Christos Argus, Matthew W. Driller 2014 Purdue University

The Relationship Between Body Composition And Thermal Responses To Hot And Cold Water Immersion, Jessica M. Stephens, Christos Argus, Matthew W. Driller

Journal of Human Performance in Extreme Environments

The current study aimed to examine the influence of body fat percentage on thermal responses to water immersion at the two temperature extremes used in athletic recovery, by comparing the thermal responses of low- and high-fat individuals to immersion in hot water (HWI) or cold water (CWI). Thirty-nine subjects completed a body composition assessment (to determine low-fat and high-fat groups), and 15 minutes of either CWI (n = 20) or HWI (n = 19), followed by 30 minutes of passive rest. Core temperature (Tc), skin temperature (Tsk), and thermal sensation (TSS) were recorded at various time points during immersion and throughout the ...


Marketing Pastimes: Comparing The Brand Strengths Of Real Madrid & The New York Yankees, Colin Wilson Powers 2014 Syracuse University

Marketing Pastimes: Comparing The Brand Strengths Of Real Madrid & The New York Yankees, Colin Wilson Powers

Syracuse University Honors Program Capstone Projects

In March of 2012, Forbes Magazine ranked the most valuable brands in all of sports. Trailing only Manchester United’s $2.235 billion valuation, the next most valuable franchises are Spain’s Real Madrid of La Liga BBVA, and Major League Baseball’s New York Yankees. As the two of the three most dominant brands in all of sports, Real Madrid and the New York Yankees are frequently mentioned in the same context as one another, but rarely discussed through more extensive market research comparing their brand management strategies. By utilizing Kevin Keller’s acclaimed Customer-Based Brand Equity model, the ...


Impact Testing Of Youth-Level Helmets Versus College-Level Helmets, Nicole Hermann 2014 California Polytechnic State University

Impact Testing Of Youth-Level Helmets Versus College-Level Helmets, Nicole Hermann

Industrial Technology

With so many studies being conducted on professional football players regarding concussions and other related brain injuries, it’s amazing that such an important demographic has been missed. While NFL players are just as subjected to serious injuries as anyone else or even more so, it is important to remember that these players are outfitted, in most cases, with top-of-the-line equipment -- especially their helmets. If the focus is shifted to a younger demographic, youth football players in middle school and high school, the equipment is far less advanced and in a vast majority of cases, has been previously used by ...


Cycling Historiography, Evidence, And Methods, Lorenz J. Finison 2014 University of Massachusetts Boston

Cycling Historiography, Evidence, And Methods, Lorenz J. Finison

Boston’s Cycling Craze, 1880-1900: A Story of Race, Sport, and Society

My purpose in Boston’s Cycling Craze, 1880-1900, was to unearth a largely hidden social cycling history from the point of view of the ordinary, not the famous. While there were many Boston connections to racing champions like Major Taylor, Eddie McDuffee, and Nat Butler, and there are abundant sources of evidence about them, the research was not just about them, nor just about bicycle racing, nor just about unique or fast bikes. I wanted to write about what bicycling meant to ordinary citizens of Boston and its surrounding towns— and to write about the worsening social climate of the ...


Youth Sport Coaching Efficacy: Coach Education Level As A Predictor Of Coaching Efficacy, Geoffrey V. Weller 2013 University of Nebraska - Lincoln

Youth Sport Coaching Efficacy: Coach Education Level As A Predictor Of Coaching Efficacy, Geoffrey V. Weller

Educational Administration: Theses, Dissertations, and Student Research

The purpose of this research was to evaluate coaches’ level of education as a predictor of their coaching efficacy level. The study tested ten hypotheses. Two for each of the five types of coaching efficacy identified: (1) Coaches with a higher level of education will not exhibit a higher level of coaching efficacy and (2) male coaches will not exhibit a higher level of coaching efficacy than similarly educated female coaches. Individuals (N=1669) coaching teams within the YMCA of Lincoln, NE Youth Sports Branch were emailed a link to an online survey developed using Qualtrics software. An analysis of ...


Protect Your Health On A Sport Travel Tour, Franki Burke 2013 SelectedWorks

Protect Your Health On A Sport Travel Tour, Franki Burke

Franki Burke

No abstract provided.


La Crisis Del Fútbol Ecuatoriano, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq., Pablo Samaniego 2013 SelectedWorks

La Crisis Del Fútbol Ecuatoriano, Fernando Carrión Mena Arq., Pablo Samaniego

Fernando Carrión Mena

El fútbol ecuatoriano ha logrado avances significativos que se reflejaron en su desempeño internacional, en paralelo a importantes aumentos en sus presupuestos. Sin embargo, y a pesar de esta combinación de éxitos futbolísticos y boom económico, en 2013 se empiezan a manifestar cuatro elementos que configuran una crisis estructural: el populismo financiero que hace insostenible su economía; la falta de normas y transparencia en sus marcos institucionales; el aumento de la violencia –que ahuyenta a los hinchas–; y, finalmente, lo que comienza a percibirse como el debilitamiento de los buenos resultados de los últimos años. Frente a ello, parece más ...


Vitamin D Status And Bone Mineral Density In Triathletes, Michelle Konstantarakis 2013 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Vitamin D Status And Bone Mineral Density In Triathletes, Michelle Konstantarakis

UNLV Theses/Dissertations/Professional Papers/Capstones

Purpose: The purposes of this study were first to assess the vitamin D status and bone mineral density (BMD) in male and triathletes (N=15), female triathletes (N=13), and non-athletes (N=14), and to determine if circulating vitamin D was correlated with body composition, BMD, dietary calcium and vitamin D intake in triathletes. The second purpose was to determine if triathletes have a different level of serum vitamin D, body composition, BMD, dietary calcium and vitamin D intake then non-athletes. The third purpose was to determine if BMD was correlated with body composition (body mass, percent body fat, BMI ...


New Mouthguard Design With Intermediate Nickel-Titanium And Foam Layer, Freddie Martinez 2013 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

New Mouthguard Design With Intermediate Nickel-Titanium And Foam Layer, Freddie Martinez

UNLV Theses/Dissertations/Professional Papers/Capstones

Mouthguards help prevent orofacial injuries in many physical activities, commonly to the maxillary incisors. Mouthguards have many different properties which can be idealized. One property involves the amount of impact force the mouthguard can dissipate, commonly referred to as shock absorption. The aim of this study was to improve shock absorption capabilities beyond the protection that a mouthguard made of Ethylene Vinyl Acetate (EVA) can offer. A Nickel-Titanium (NiTi) and/or foam intermediate layer was placed between EVA. Seven configurations were fabricated at 3 different thicknesses. The configurations consisted of an intermediate layer composed of NiTi, foam, or NiTi/foam ...


Evaluation Of The Relationship Between Nutrition Knowledge And Disordered Eating Risk In Female Collegiate Athletes, Amy L. Miracle 2013 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Evaluation Of The Relationship Between Nutrition Knowledge And Disordered Eating Risk In Female Collegiate Athletes, Amy L. Miracle

UNLV Theses/Dissertations/Professional Papers/Capstones

Involvement in collegiate sports among female athletes is at an all-time high with approximately 198,000 currently participating, (National Collegiate Athletic Association, 2012). With this increase in female participation in collegiate sports, the pressures of sport participation and academics lead some women to engage in harmful eating behaviors. These harmful eating behaviors may lead to the development of disordered eating (C. Johnson, Powers, & Dick, 1999; Quatromoni, 2008; Reel, SooHoo, Petrie, Greenleaf, & Carter, 2010; Reinking & Alexander, 2005). Many factors have been identified as contributing to the development of disordered eating but nutrition knowledge or lack thereof, has yet to be fully investigated as a potential risk factor. Female collegiate athletes may be at significant risk for disordered eating and identification of nutrition knowledge as a risk factor will aid in development of prevention and treatment interventions (Abood, Black, & Birnbaum, 2004; Schwitzer, Bergholz, Dore, & Salimi, 1998; Torres-McGehee et al., 2011). Limited information exists pertaining to the relationship between nutrition knowledge and disordered eating risk among female athletes in general (Raymond-Barker, Petroczi, & Quested, 2007) and none exists specifically for female collegiate athletes. The objective of this investigation is to determine if a relationship exists between sports nutrition knowledge and eating disorder risk in female collegiate athletes.

This research study sought to describe the correlational relationship between the variables of nutrition knowledge and disordered eating risk using the assessment tools Nutrition Knowledge & Screening (NKS) questionnaire and Female Athlete Screening Tool (FAST) questionnaire. Two hundred four female collegiate athletes completed the two questionnaires. Demographic, questionnaires and statistical data were analyzed.

The mean NKS score for all athletes was 19.2/31 (62% correct). The mean FAST score for all athletes was 59.5 which indicate that, overall, female collegiate athletes were asymptomatic. However, 19 athletes' scores classify them as having subclinical symptoms of eating disorders. Correlation analysis of NKS and FAST scores showed no correlation r (202) = -.014; p = .56 ...


Field Testing The Upright Versus The Aero Cycling Position, Curtis Scrugham 2013 University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Field Testing The Upright Versus The Aero Cycling Position, Curtis Scrugham

UNLV Theses/Dissertations/Professional Papers/Capstones

Body position can be of great importance to athletes who want to maximize their performance on the bike. Aerodynamic resistance can account for 70-90% of resistance encountered by cyclists, and a strategy used to reduce this resistance is riding in the aero position Research has been done in the lab to determine if there are trade-offs to using this position (Jobson et al. 2008, Welbergen and Clijsen 1990, Hubenig, Game and Kennedy 2011, Peveler 2004, Origenes et al. 1993, Ryschon and Stray-Gunderson 1991, Gnehm et al. 1997, Ashe et al. 2003). . Researchers have reported that riders untrained in the aero ...


The Vancouver Asahi Baseball Team And Cultural Acceptance 1920-1941, Christopher M. Pellerin 2013 Western University

The Vancouver Asahi Baseball Team And Cultural Acceptance 1920-1941, Christopher M. Pellerin

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This thesis analyzed how the Vancouver Asahis, through excellence in baseball, gained acceptance within the newspaper media and community from 1920 to 1941. An examination of Vancouver’s history and culture determined the importance of baseball to the city, especially upon Bob Brown’s, Vancouver’s greatest builder of the game, immigration. A history of the Asahis was also examined to help frame baseball’s importance to the Japanese and why they wished to engage in this specific sport. Through a content analysis within the Vancouver Sun and Daily Province newspapers, this thesis examined how the Asahis were represented in ...


Dainty Festival - Louisville, Kentucky (Fa 616), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives 2013 Western Kentucky University

Dainty Festival - Louisville, Kentucky (Fa 616), Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

FA Finding Aids

Finding aid only for Folklife Archives Project 616. This collection includes information about the annual Dainty Festival of Louisville, Kentucky hosted by the Schnitzelburg German-American community.


Correlating The Purdue Spatial Visualization Test With The Wonderlic Personnel Test For American Football Players, Karthik Sukumar 2013 Purdue University

Correlating The Purdue Spatial Visualization Test With The Wonderlic Personnel Test For American Football Players, Karthik Sukumar

Department of Computer Graphics Technology Degree Theses

This research study aims to find the relationship between the scores for the Purdue Spatial Visualization test (PSVT) and the Wonderlic Personnel test (WPT) for American collegiate football players. Fifty-five collegiate football players took part in the study by attempting the PSVT and the WPT. The scores on these tests were compared to find if there existed a correlation between the scores on both these tests. The results showed that the scores on both these tests had a significant correlation with respect to each other. But, the group that took the WPT before the PSVT showed a lower correlation between ...


Ua80/1 Meeting Minutes, W Club 2013 Western Kentucky University

Ua80/1 Meeting Minutes, W Club

University Organizations

Meeting agenda and minutes for September 2013 meeting of the W Club Board of Directors.


An Autoethnographical Taprestry Of Feminist Reflection On My Journey Of A Fitness Model Physique, Stephanie A. Paplinskie 2013 Western University

An Autoethnographical Taprestry Of Feminist Reflection On My Journey Of A Fitness Model Physique, Stephanie A. Paplinskie

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

Weight training and fitness competitions are increasingly popular activities for many women seeking an aesthetically fit body. This thesis entails a critical reflection of the various factors surrounding my personal decision to partake in body sculpting, examining how these factors parallel the experience of other women in the fitness industry. Using a feminist theoretical framework and autoethnography, a history of feminist theory is incorporated to demonstrate some of the various perspectives surrounding women bodies. Two challenges for women are discussed in this paper: i) the fear of fat, and how it is connected to a woman’s initial decision to ...


'Massa Day Done:' Cricket As A Catalyst For West Indian Independence: 1950-1962, Jonathan A. Newman 2013 Western University

'Massa Day Done:' Cricket As A Catalyst For West Indian Independence: 1950-1962, Jonathan A. Newman

University of Western Ontario - Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

This thesis examined the manner in which West Indies cricket became a catalyzing force for West Indians in moving towards political independence from Britain during the period 1950-1962. West Indians took a game that was used as a means of social control during the colonial era, and refashioned that game into a political weapon to exact sporting and especially political revenge on their colonial masters. Analyses (CDA, narrative analysis, examination of calypsos and cartoons) of the historic cricket tour to England in 1950, the decolonization movement, and the appointment of Frank Worrell as the first black captain of the team ...


Predicting The Pole Vault, Caitlin Maulin 2013 Big Sky Conference

Predicting The Pole Vault, Caitlin Maulin

Skyline - The Big Sky Undergraduate Journal

The purpose of this study was to take data that was collected by Dave Nielsen, Head Track Coach at Idaho State University, and conduct a regression analysis that results in an equation that can be used as a future training tool for the pole vault. The data was collected using DartFish software to analyze videos that were taken at 8 different track meets in 2004, including the U.S. Olympic Trials and the Reno Pole Vault Summit. The findings of this study show empirically that the hypothesized physics on proper vaulting technique is consistent with results of the regression analysis.


Mind Games, Amanda Marinac 2013 Big Sky Conference

Mind Games, Amanda Marinac

Skyline - The Big Sky Undergraduate Journal

No abstract provided.


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