Current Research

Students in the MSAT program are required to complete an original research project and present their work during the MSAT Research Colloquium for their final master's’ examination.  Students will work in pairs or small groups with a research advisor to develop ideas and implement their research projects during four courses (KINE 601, KINE 681, KINE 685 fall and KINE 685 spring).

Recently completed research projects by MSAT students:

2018 Graduate Research Colloquium

●      Dickinson A and Spradlin T. Interrater and intrarater reliability of the Punch Test and the relationship between the measurement of scapular protraction and shoulder AROM measurements in overhead athletes

●      Stembridge C and Trevino K. Effects of different time parameters on the efficacy of cupping therapy for myofascial pain

●      Simpson S and Whitt S. An analysis of the relationship between g-force of impact, rate of head rotation, and the location of impact, on the outcome of concussive injury in DI collegiate football players

●      Carter K and Clerkley K. Perceived value of athletic training by DI collegiate athletes

●      Alexander V and Sussman R. Y-balance test measures and predictors of lower extremity injuries in DI football players

●      Barrad S and Klemko C. Validation of the FITLIGHT Trainer sensor use for concussion evaluation

●      Muhammad A, Overmyer C and Wilhelm-Glab K. Efficacy of antiperspirant spray and pre-wrap on taped ankle range of motion before and after exercise

2017 Graduate Research Colloquium

●      McConnell L and Mullinnix. Acute effects of instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, foam rolling and static stretching on hamstring and quadriceps flexibility 

●      McFarland A and Willcox L. Effects of the Deep Muscle Stimulator on improving ROM and diminishing MTP in the upper trapezius

●      Hearn R and Karp A. Calculating risk of depression based on demographics, medical history, and sport specific factors in DI athletes

●      Lindquist K and Thomas S. Effects of ice massage versus CryoRoller on skin surface temperature and MTP in the gastrocnemius/p

●      DeKanick A and Zapinski C. Comparing depression and stress symptoms in concussed, injured and non-injured NCAA DI football players

●      Guerra A, Patke M and Trompeter J. The effects of Whole Body Vibration on flexibility, power and balance in collegiate athletes

●      Cooper T and Gandy G. Relationship between urine specific gravity, urine color and weight changes in DI collegiate football players

2016 Graduate Research Colloquium

●      Bouwmeester R and Ganz M. Comparison of vibrational vs. non-vibrational foam roller on hamstring and quadriceps flexibility, proprioception, and strength

●      Cleary A and Santillan B. Investigation of unilateral balance differences in female collegiate soccer players

●      Danley L and Peterman C. The efficacy of a pitcher movement screen on predicting overuse injury in the high school baseball pitcher

●      Lynch S and Wilson P. The effectiveness of flexibility static, and dynamic joint mobilization to the talocrural on joint range of motion and balance

●      Elish K and Thames A. Comparison of concussion testing of C3Logix compared to ImPact.

●      King R and Piloto M. A Comparison of clinical reaction time tested with C3Logix and standardized measuring stick drop testing: a predisposing factor for concussion managementmparison of vibrational vs. non-vibrational foam roller on hamstring and quadriceps flexibility, proprioception, and strength

2015 Graduate Research Colloquium

●      Attridge R and Davis N. The effectiveness of the King-Devick Concussion assessment in secondary school athletes

●      Baskin K. Marinobufagenin’s potential for concussion biomarker: A pilot study

●      LeBlanc N and Platke A. The effects of an entry level ballet class on first year dance majors on improving measurements of balance using the Biodex Balance System SD

●      Utley H. The efficacy of a modified low-dye taping technique on subtalar joint neutral position before and after a period of moderate exercise

●      Evans K and McDaniel R. The acute effects of lumbar traction on pain, range of motion, and functional status in individuals with non-specific chronic low back pain

2014 Graduate Research Colloquium

●      Germany S and Windsor C. The efficacy of cryokinetics on the reduction of symptoms associated with delayed onset muscle soreness

●      Becker A and Bledsoe B. Efficacy of ultrasound/electrical stimulation combination therapy in treating myofascial trigger points of the trapezius: A comparison of thermal & non-thermal combination therapy

●      Gorman E and Smith B. The effects of a passive shoulder internal rotation stretch program using different thermotherapies on range of motion in overhead athletes with gird

●      Berrones D and Bohannon L. Effects of manual muscle therapy on trigger points: Cervical range of motion, pain, pressure sensitivity, and neck function

●      Baker S and Bullard K. Three common iliotibial band stretches and their acute effects of iliotibial band flexibility, hip range of motion and hip isokinetic torque production.

2013 Graduate Research Colloquium

●      Thomas L. A comparison of PNF and Active Release Techniques on hamstring flexibility in young, recreationally active individuals.

●      Adeoti, L. Effectiveness of teh StretchRite compared to dynamic leg swings on hamstring flexibility in healthy recreationally active individuals.

●      Newman, J Cognitive changes in DI football players over the couse of a season using EEG a ImPACT measures.

●      Wiebe B. Effects of Biowave Pro Deepwave on DOMS in the elbow flexors.

●      Mauritz Mollie. The effects of sport mssage on DOMS in healthy, recreationally active individuals.

●      Hinojosa G. Comparison of the Game Ready and the Blue Crystal portble cold compression device in treating DOMS.