Research Study Participation

College of Health Professions and Sciences

STRONG at LIFE

Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science Deadline: May 1, 2023 Paid

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • 65 years of age or older
  • Willingness to engage in body composition testing, muscle strength testing, muscle function testing, muscle size testing, and answering questionnaires
  • Able to provide documentation from primary care doctor

Training and Detraining Effects Associated with the Neurotracker Visual Attention Training Device

Athletic Training, Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy Deadline: Mar 30, 2023 None

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Male or Female between the ages of 18-40 years old
  • Healthy as determined by the Par-Q+ and a Medical History Questionnaire
  • Are meeting the American College of Sports Medicine standards by doing at least 150 minutes of aerobic exercise per week
  • Report Habitual caffeine intake  less than 300 mg·day (Equivalent to 3 cups of coffee per day or 216oz cans of Redbull)
  • Minimal previous experience on the Neurotracker device (defined as little to no experience (<10 exposures to core assessments) with the Neurotracker). 
  • No visual impairments, or impairment that cannot be corrected with corrective lenses 
  • Are currently not taking any prescription medications or over the counter medications known to impact attention such as amphetamines (Ritalin, Adderall, Vyvanse, etc). 
  • Currently not pregnant and do not become pregnant during the study period. 

Reliability and Validity of an Isoinertial Training Device

Kinesiology Deadline: Mar 2, 2023 None

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Male or female between the ages of 18-40
  • Healthy, and ready for physical activity as determined by the PAR-Q+, MHQ, and if applicable, MSQ.
  • Participants will be required to be recreationally active (defined according to ACSM standards of at least 150 minutes exercise per week).
  • Participants must be willing abstain from dietary supplementation that are viewed by study investigators to confound the outcomes of the study (e.g., Creatine) or if actively supplementing, to keep intake consistent throughout the duration of the study.
  • Consuming less that 300mg of caffeine daily
  • Free from any current lower body injuries
  • Must have no previous isoinertial training
  • Willing to abstain from lower body resistance training for at least 72 hours prior to each visit

Low back pain and disability in youth and adult golfers

Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science Deadline: Aug 31, 2023 None

Inclusion Qualifications:

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

Training and Detraining Effects Associated with the D2 Mode B Assessment

Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science Deadline: Feb 28, 2023 None

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Male or Female between the ages of 18-40 years old
  • Healthy as determined by the Par-Q+ and a Medical History Questionnaire
  • Are recreationally active (at least 150 minutes exercise per week)
  • Report Habitual caffeine intake  less than 300 mg·day
  • Minimal experience with the Dynavision D2 Assessments
  • Have no visual impairments that would interfere with study participation, or impairment correctable with corrective lenses
  • Have no chronic illness requiring medical attention or are not taking prescription or over the counter medications which might affect your performance in the assessment sessions

Effects of Habitual Vegan vs Omnivore Diet on Energy Utilization and Muscle Function Recovery Following Downhill Running in Recreationally Trained Participants

Kinesiology Deadline: Dec 31, 2022 None

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Male or female between 18 – 45 years old
  • Do cardio 2-3 times/week
  • Healthy as determined by the PAR-Q+
  • Have been a vegan or an omnivore for at least 1 year
  • Have time to visit the POWER Lab 7 times

OPTIMIZE BFR

Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science Deadline: Dec 2, 2022 None

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Resistance Trained Males or Females between the ages of 18 to 35
  • Trained individuals are defined as: meeting the ACSM standards for recreationally active individuals of exercising ≥ 150 minutes exercise/week.
  • Are willing to come in for all testing visits

Physical activity monitoring for kneecap (patellofemoral) pain

Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science Deadline: Jan 31, 2023 None

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • between 18-35 years old
  • have had kneecap pain for more than 3-months
  • would rate your pain more than 3 out of 10 in the previous month for two of the following tasks: jumping, kneeling, running, squatting, going up or down stairs, sitting for a long time, or contracting your thigh muscle

Biopsychosocial Contributors to Tissue Irritability in Individuals with Shoulder and Low Back Pain

Physical Therapy, Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science Deadline: Jun 20, 2023 Paid

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • 18-75 years old
  • Currently experiencing shoulder or low back pain
    • symptom intensity rated as at least 3/10 or higher during the last 24 hours

Ultrasound Biofeedback in Rotational Sport Athletes

Athletic Training, Kinesiology, Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science Deadline: Jan 31, 2023 None

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Have had at least two episodes of low back pain in the past 12 months
  • Have played baseball, softball, or tennis for at least 2 years, and at least once a week for the last year

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