Research Study Participation

College of Health Professions and Sciences

Patient-oriented and clinician-oriented outcomes in athletes

Athletic Training, Exercise Physiology & Rehabilitation Science Deadline: May 1, 2025 None

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Classified as current athlete based on your response to the following question: “Do you currently participate in an organized sport at any level?”

Quadriceps Force Control After Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction

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

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Age 18-35 years
  • History of anterior cruciate ligament reconstruction (minimum 3 month post-surgery)

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

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

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