The Department of Wellness and Movement Sciences (WAMS) was established in fall 2019 as a name change from the previous Department of Physical Education, Health and Recreation (PEHR). See Physical Education, Health and Recreation Theses for theses created prior to fall 2019.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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The effect of sedentary breaks in undergraduate students' immediate perceived levels of stress, Leslie Puente Garcia

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Positive motivational self-talk: the influence of gender on performance, perception of self-talk, and performance anxiety during a disc golf putting exercise before and after a self-talk intervention, Samantha L. Hennessy

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Collegiate male athlete attitudes towards male and female strength and conditioning coaches: is there a role for motivation?, Shealene J. Little

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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Hip-shoulder separation in the javelin throw and its relationship with level of experience, Samantha Baker

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Understanding job roles, preparedness and challenges faced by academic advisors in U.S. Medical Schools, Brittney L. Haong

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Kinematic variations between successful and unsuccessful dynamic rock climbing movements, Max R. Jarvis

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The effect of backpack load on trunk kinematics of imitated pathological gait: a case study, Kara Kracher

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Comparison of lower extremity strength and strength symmetry among U.S. Ski Team sports, Benjamin J. Adams

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Physiological and psychological responses to six weeks of high-intensity interval and moderate-intensity continuous training in physically inactive young adults, Emily R. Dunston

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Physiological adaptations to training and associations with performance in Division I cross-country runners, Kailyn Renae Sanchez

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Analysis of factors influencing the college choice decision-making process of NCAA Division I, II, and III female basketball players, Jessica A. Thoens

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The effect of acute fatigue on reactive strength index in modern dancers, Jordan Tingman

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Sport specialization and its effects on collegiate athlete injury rate, Alexander Duane Yager

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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The effect of Hatha yoga on muscular strength in healthy, young adults, Nathaniel Roley