Research Study Participation

College of Health Professions and Sciences

Biopsychosocial Contributors to Irritability in Individuals with Shoulder Pain

Athletic Training, Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science Deadline: Dec 15, 2025 Paid

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Be 18-75 years old
  • Experiencing shoulder pain that is at least 3/10 pain intensity (0=no pain, 10=worst pain imaginable) within the past 24 hours
  • Receiving physical therapy for shoulder pain

Corticomuscular coherence in agonist and antagonist muscles

Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science Deadline: Dec 29, 2024 Paid

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Ages 18 to 35
  • Right-handed and right-limb dominant
  • Physically active (engaged in regular lower limb strength training at least two days a week)

Pain Phenotype as a Predictor to Dynamic Resistance Exercise

Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science Deadline: Dec 31, 2025 None

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • 18-50 years old
  • low back pain symptom intensity rated as 3./10 or higher in the past 24 hours

Sensitivity of Indirect Markers of Muscle and Tendon Damage Following Eccentric Plantar Flexor Exercise

Kinesiology Deadline: Aug 30, 2024 Paid

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • recreationally active (i.e. participating in moderate physical activity two-three days per week)
  • male
  • between the ages of 18-30 years old
  • no physical limitations performing strength assessments
  • determined to be healthy by PAR-Q+ and the HHQ

Exploring Responses to a Novel Resistance Exercise Protocol Designed to Elicit Muscle Damage

Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science Deadline: Jun 15, 2024 None

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Healthy active male or female between the ages of 18-40 years old
  • Healthy as determined by the PAR-Q+, medical history questionnaire, and menstrual status questionnaire.
  • Participants will be required to be actively resistance training for a minimum of 6 months as defined by 3 resistance training sessions (muscle strengthening activities such as free weights, weight machines, or calisthenics, etc.) per week with at least one lower body session as determined by the training history questionnaire.
  • Female participants will be required to be premenopausal, with an identifiable onset of menses (early follicular phase) as determined by the menstrual status questionnaire.
  • Female participants will be required to be nonpregnant and not intend on becoming pregnant for the duration of their participation.
  • Willing to adhere to all pre-testing visit instructions including abstaining from exercise and alcohol, and limit caffeine consumption to ≤ 300mg for at least 24 hours prior to each testing visit.

Resilience in Asian Youth

Social Work Deadline: Jun 30, 2024 Paid

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • First- or second-generation immigrant (either you or at least one of your parents were born outside the U.S., and you’re now permanently living in the U.S.)
  • Self-identify as Asian
  • Ages 15-24
  • Have experienced and overcome some difficulties as an immigrant (e.g., cultural shock, meeting new friends from other ethnic background, experience of discrimination due to your ethnicity, family conflict due to cultural differences, etc.)
  • Currently living in Florida

Rehydration and Dehydration Recovery

Kinesiology Deadline: Jun 1, 2024 Paid

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • You are 18 to 40 years of age.
  • You have a body mass index (BMI) ≥ 18 and ≤ 30 kg/m2.
  • You report having a moderate to heavy sweat rate when physically exerted or in extreme heat.
  • You are male or non-pregnant, non-lactating female, at least 6 weeks postpartum prior to screening visit. A urine pregnancy test is required for all females unless you are not of childbearing potential. If you are of childbearing potential, you must be practicing one of the following methods of birth control (and will continue through the duration of the study): Condoms, sponge diaphragm, intradermal patch or intrauterine device; oral or parenteral contraceptives for 3 months prior to screening visit; vasectomized partner; or total abstinence from sexual intercourse.
  • You have normal blood pressure, ≤ 120/80 mm Hg, without the use of blood pressure medications.
  • You report no predisposing cardiovascular (heart) conditions.
  • If female, you have a regular menstrual cycle, >21 days and <35 days in length.
  • You are willing to consume grape-flavored beverages during the study.
  • If you are on chronic medication such as lipid-lowering, thyroid medication or hormone therapy, the dosage must be constant for at least 2 months prior to screening and baseline visit. You must be able to maintain medication type and dose throughout duration of study.
  • You are weight-stable for the two months prior to screening visit (has maintained current body weight within 4 kg or about 9lbs).
  • You must voluntarily sign and date this informed consent form, approved by the UCF IRB, and provided applicable privacy regulation authorization prior to any participation in the study.
  • You have no known intolerance or allergy to ingredients in study products.
  • You are willing to refrain from using saunas or hot tubs for the duration of the study, outside of trial procedures.
  • You are able and willing to follow study procedures and complete any forms or assessments needed during the study.

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

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.

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