Research Study Participation

College of Health Professions and Sciences

Lower Extremity Assessment Protocol (LEAP)

Athletic Training, Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science Deadline: Oct 9, 2028 None

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Age 12-45 years
  • History of knee injury (e.g., ACL tear, meniscus tear, patellofemoral pain, osteoarthritis) or surgery (e.g., ACL reconstruction, meniscectomy or repair, total knee arthroplasty) within the last 2 years

Relationships between properties of the musculotendinous unit and isometric strength assessments in the plantar flexors

Kinesiology Deadline: Jun 30, 2024 None

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Are a recreationally active man (i.e. participating in moderate physical activity two-three days per week)
  • Are between the ages of 18-30 years old
  • Have no physical limitations performing strength assessments.

The Influence of Oral Contraceptives During Disuse

Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science Deadline: Dec 31, 2024 Paid

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Right-handed
  • Age between 18-35 years
  • Males
  • Females that have consistently used monophasic oral contraceptives for the previous 6 months
  • Females that have not used any form of contraceptives for the previous 6 months

Day-to-Day Reliability and Validity of the Fit3D System

Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science Deadline: Oct 31, 2024 None

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Participant has been informed of the study procedures and signs forms providing informed consent to participate in the study.
  • Heathy individuals between the ages of 18-75 years old
  • Healthy as determined by the PAR-Q+ and MHQ.
  • Participants who report using oral contraceptives or intrauterine devices are permitted (determined by MSQ).
  • Are not pregnant and do not intend to become pregnant.
  • Willing to adhere to all pre-testing visit instructions including fasting for at least 4 hours and abstaining from exercise, alcohol, and caffeine for at least 24 hours prior to each testing visit.

Biopsychosocial Factors in Resistance Exercise in Individuals with Knee Pain

Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science Deadline: May 1, 2025 Paid

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • 18-60 years old
  • Knee pain intensity that is at least 3/10 within the past 24 hours

Examining Laboratory and Bedside Pain Sensitivity Testing Protocols

Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science Deadline: Jun 4, 2024 None

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • 18-60 years old
  • Be experiencing low back pain that is at least 3/10 pain intensity (0=no pain, 10=worst pain imaginable) within the past 24 hours OR have no pain.

Mechanisms of Exercise-Induced Hypoalgesia

Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science Deadline: Jun 4, 2024 None

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • pain-free
  • 18-60 years old
  • able to appropriately perform the intervention (assessed during screening)

Diet Quality and Student Academic Performance

Health Sciences Deadline: Apr 30, 2024 None

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • of the age of 18 or older
  • currently enrolled full-time at the University of Central Florida
  • in junior or senior standing

Low Back Pain and Disability in Youth and Adult Golfers

Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science Deadline: Dec 31, 2024 None

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • 10 years of age or older
  • Play golf multiple times per year

Tracking Muscle Quality Following ACLR

Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science Deadline: Jan 1, 2025 Paid

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Ages 15-40
  • Individuals who have undergone ACL reconstruction surgery in the past two weeks.
  • Willingness to participate in physical therapy (including coverage of financial costs) and scheduled laboratory visits after reconstruction surgery.
  • Reliable transportation

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