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

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)

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

Agreement Among Resting Metabolic Rate Assessments within Resistance Trained Females

Kinesiology Deadline: May 3, 2025 None

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Are a healthy female between the ages of 18-40 years old.
  • Are healthy as determined by the PAR-Q+. Medical History Questionnaire, and the Menstrual Status Questionnaire.
  • Are currently resistance training for a minimum of 6 months as defined by 3 resistance training sessions per week with at least one lower body session.
  • Are premenopausal, with an identifiable onset of menses (early follicular phase).
  • Are currently not pregnant and do not intend to become pregnant.
  • Are willing to adhere to all pre-testing visit instructions including fasting for at least 8 hours and abstaining from exercise, alcohol, and caffeine for at least 24 hours prior to each testing visit.

Response to Moderate and High Isoinertial Loading Paradigms

Kinesiology Deadline: Mar 1, 2024 None

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • Healthy resistance trained males (18-40 years old)
  • Have a smart phone or computer with internet access to use with an application the study will provide.
  • Healthy, and ready for physical activity as determined by the PAR-Q+, and MHQ.
  • Participants will be required to be recreationally active
  • Active resistance training for a minimum of 6 months as defined by 3 resistance training sessions per week with at least one lower body session.
  • Willing to follow specific dietary requirements.
  • Consuming <300 mg·day−1 (Equivalent to 3 cups of coffee per day or 2 16oz cans of Redbull) and willing to keep their caffeine consumption consistent throughout the duration of the study.
  • Informed of the study procedures and provided written informed consent to participate in the study.
  • Free from previous or current lower body injuries that are viewed by the investigators to potentially limit ability of the participant to perform the assessments.
  • Willing to abstain from lower body resistance training for the 14 days preceding ET1 and ET2

The Effects of Blood Flow Restriction on Aerobic and Muscular Function

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

Inclusion Qualifications:

  • 18-35 year old aerobically trained males or females (defined as an average of 150 minutes or more of moderate to vigorous aerobic activity per week for the past six months).
  • Willing to come for all four visits.

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