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[1] ).   

Recently completed research projects by MSAT students:

●      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

●      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

●      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.