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Submissions from 2018

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Effects of a 60 Minute On Ice Game Simulation on the Balance Error Scoring System, Philip Cameron, Noelle C. Sotero, and Justin Byers
Mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBIs) are common in contact sports. There is an association between mTBIs and altered motor function. BioSway technology measures individuals’ balance using the Balance Error Scoring System (BESS). Prior to i...

Submissions from 2017

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The Effects of Resistance-Based Warm-ups on Linear Speed and Power Output, Brock Baumgarn, Jackson Canfield, and Chris Carroll
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to examine the speed (yard/sec) and power (Inertial Power Units) of an athlete via the modalities of a 20-yard dash (yards/sec), a broad jump (m), and a portable conical pulley (CP) (VersaPulley, Santa Ana...

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A Correlational Study of Religiosity and Total Body Fat Composition in Collegiate Populations, Courtney Bostrum, Ryan Radtke, and Seth A. Paradis
Previous research indicates rising levels of body fat composition in Americans. One contributing factor may be an individual’s degree of religiosity. Although not all, most studies have found religiosity to negatively impact body mass index...

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The Effects of Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Scapular Motor Control Intervention on the Rehabilitation of Shoulder Impingement Syndrome, Madison R. Dorn, Rebekah R. Shindelar, Rick C. Hjelm, and Seth A. Paradis
OBJECTIVE: Shoulder impingement syndrome (SIS) accounts for 44-65% of total shoulder complaints. Previous research has analyzed the effectiveness of scapular-focused SIS treatment, but little research has been performed evaluating the effec...

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The Effect of Loaded Backpack Usage on Balance after a Functional Daily Stair Task, Shanni Moorse, Alyssa Haus, and Seth A. Paradis
Backpack usage is common among many age groups, including college students. As students go about their daily routines, they may reach cardiorespiratory fatigue (CRF). CRF achieved via a treadmill workout has been shown to significantly incr...

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The Effects of the Incentive Approach on Physical Activity and Sleep Utilizing Wearable Fitness Technology, Katie A. Schmidt, Courtney J. Sheets, Kassi A. Thiel, Morgan G. Wolf, and Seth A. Paradis
PURPOSE: Wearable fitness technology (WFT) is a relevant tool in analyzing physical activity and sleep. Sleep and physical activity have symbiotic roles in maintaining wellness and returning the body to homeostasis. Currently, research is l...

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The Effects of Various Stretching Protocols on Rate of Force Development in Collegiate Athletes, Brycen Wojta, Katie Lubben, and Chris Carroll
PURPOSE: Stretching is part of a dynamic warm-up that is commonly used in preparation for a number of different sporting events. Previous research suggests that stretching may decrease musculotendinous stiffness which has a possibility to c...