Research Study Participation

College of Health Professions and Sciences

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.

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

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

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