This collection contains theses and dissertations from the Department of Kinesiology, collected from the Scholarship@Western Electronic Thesis and Dissertation Repository

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Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Improving the Assessment and Understanding of Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension, Jacquie Baker

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No Coward Plays Hockey, Rachael Bishop

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Sprint interval training improves oculomotor planning in high-fit individuals independent of exercise modality, Jonathan Blazevic

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The Relations between Newcomer Integration Processes and Youth Athletes’ Perceptions of the Group Environment in Competitive Ice Hockey, Jeffrey J. Chamberlain

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Impacts of blood flow occlusion on the human neuromuscular system, David B. Copithorne

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RESEDENT study- REducing SEDENTary behaviour may slow cognitive decline in older adults with mild cognitive impairment: A pilot study, Kirsten B. Dillon

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Action potential subpopulations in human muscle sympathetic nerve activity: discharge properties and governing mechanisms, Stephen A. Klassen

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A four week 30 s weight training intervention improves 2000 m rowing ergometer performance of provincial and national collegiate female rowers, Matthew Lee

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The Effects of Exercise Training versus Intensive Insulin Treatment on Skeletal Muscle Fibre Content in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Rodents, David P. McBey

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The Effects of Acute Aerobic Exercise and Caffeine on Working Memory and Caffeine Withdrawal, Anisa Morava

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Nutrition and exercise interventions during pregnancy: How important is adherence?, Taniya S. Nagpal

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Biofeedback Use in Sport, Kendra Nelson Ferguson

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Quantitative analysis of the kinematics of the foot during gait with respect to barefoot running shoes using a Multi-Segment Foot Model, Lisa Y. Oikawa

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Optimizing the Carrot Rewards app: An examination of team-based financial incentives to increase walking, Emma Pearson

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The Feasibility of Gathering Patient-Reported Outcome Measures on Individuals with Acute Ankle Sprains in a Busy Clinic Environment, Ryan Reeson

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Relationship Among Neurogenic Orthostatic Hypotension, Cerebral Hemodynamics, and Cognitive Functioning, Lindsay Robinson

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Using the Health Action Process Approach (HAPA) to understand and change sedentary behaviour in office workers: Effects on motivation, behaviour, and health outcomes, Andrew Scott Rollo

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The Relationship Between Perceived Sedentary Behaviour and Psychological Health, Kelsey Sick

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Menstrual Phase Differences in Muscle Deoxygenation, Respiration and Blood Lactate Concentration Do Not Influence Exercise Performance, Jordyn L. Smith

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Nitrate supplementation does not alter the V̇O2p SC-muscle fatigue relationship in recreationally active men, James Joseph George Vanhie

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Is Professional Breath-Hold Diving Associated with Endothelial Dysfunction?, Emilie Woehrle

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Hydrating with Coconut Water, Water or Gatorade® Results in Similar Basketball Fitness & Skill Performance During a Simulated Basketball Game, Reed Zehr

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Magnetic Field Frequency-Response for Human Magnetophosphene Perception and Associated EEG Modulations, Cadence M. Baker

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Performance Impact of Different Lower-Limb Setup Positions in the Backstroke Swimming Start, Gordon E. Barkwell

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The Role of the Canada Games in Canadian Sport: Canadian Celebration and Political Tool, Kerri Bodin

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The Effectiveness of Neurofeedback and Heart Rate Variability Biofeedback for Individuals with Long-Term Post-Concussive Symptoms, Marquise Bonn

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Capacity for Sport for Development, Ryan Clutterbuck

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Understanding how to make physical activity pleasurable, Cassandra L. Ellis

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The Acute Effects of Nicotine and Exercise on Working Memory in Smokers, Matthew Fagan

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Participatory Action Research Examining the Role of Physical Activity in Mentoring for Resilience, Francesca Gable

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TRUE NORTH STRONG Canada 150: Canadian Identity and its Contribution to Doping Free Sport, Helena A. Hlas

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Pilot Study: Heart Rate Variability Analysis and Mental Health Outcomes in University Female Hockey Players, Kaitlyn Jacobs

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Properties of Perceptual Motor After-Effects in Visuo-Spatial Tasks, Ben Kajaste

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Cardiodynamic Associations With Resilience in Undergraduate Students and the Effect of a Mentorship Intervention, Rachel J. Knetsch

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Examining Eudaimonic Well-Being in Sport, Despina Kouali

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The Mental Health and Resilience Benefits of Being a Peer Mentor, Gazal Kukreja

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Functional Anatomy of Palmar Musculature, Colin W. Moore

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“And, Needless to Say, I Was Athletic, Too:” Southern Ontario Black Women and Sport (1920s – 1940s), Ornella Nzindukiyimana

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Capacity for Change: Critical Factors in the Organizational Implementation of Gender Equity in Sport Initiatives, Swarali H. Patil

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Antipointing Adherence to Fitts' Equation is Amplitude-Dependent, Marlowe J. Pecora

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Performing 30 second weight training bouts for five weeks decreases 2000 m ergometer times in collegiate rowers, Andre Beven Pelletier

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A 10-Minute Single-Bout of Moderate to Very-Heavy Intensity Aerobic Exercise Improves Executive Function in Older Adults, Andrea F.M. Petrella

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Motor Variability in Rowing, Maude Potvin-Gilbert

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Self Presentation of Select Female Athletes on Instagram and Public Responses, Erin Ratelle

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Social and Organizational Value in Sport: A Shared Value Perspective of a Men’s Health Initiative, Brendan Riggin

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Standing and Dynamic Sitting in the University Classroom, Siobhan Smith

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Head Impact Exposures In Youth Canadian Football Players Aged 12-14 Do Not Significantly Impair Antisaccade Performance, William J. Smith

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The Influence of Soft Tissue Balancing on Postoperative In Vivo Tibiofemoral Contact Kinematics in Total Knee Arthroplasty, Jared Webster

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Working Memory and Falls Risk in Older Adults: An Event-Related Potential Study, Yee (Michelle) S. Wong

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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History of Sioux Lookout Black Hawks Hockey team, 1949-1951, Fatima Ba'abbad

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Recruitment Strategies In Human Sympathetic Nerve Activity, Mark B. Badrov

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The Effects of Moderate Intensity Strength Training Coupled with Blood Flow Restriction: A 12 Week Intervention, Kelly Barrett

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The Responses of VO2, VCO2, Substrate Utilization and Maximal Performance to Long Duration Exercise, Michael Bitel

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No Evidence that Binocular Vision Enhances Online Corrections for Reaches in the Lower-Visual Field, Jennifer N. Campbell

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Stronger, Leaner, Francophone: Physical Culture in the Nationalism of Adrien Gagnon, Phillip Chipman

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Women in Leadership within Professional Sport in Canada, Amanda B. Cosentino

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A Simulated Walk in Nature: Testing Predictions from the Attention Restoration Theory, Corey Crossan

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A Pilot Study on the Affective Responses to Watching Consecutive Episodes of a Television Show during Aerobic Exercise below the Ventilatory Threshold, Lauren Crutchlow

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The role of muscle strength and voluntary activation on symptomatic fatigue in multiple sclerosis, Shannon P. Davidson

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Insulin Resistance and T1D: The Effect of Exercise on Skeletal Muscle Lipid Metabolism, Michelle Dotzert

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Power reserve following ramp-incremental cycling to exhaustion: Implications for muscle fatigue and function, Michael D. Hodgson

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Behaviour Change Intervention Strategies to Prevent Excessive Gestational Weight Gain in Pregnant Women Using a Nutrition and Exercise Lifestyle Intervention Program (NELIP), Karishma Hosein

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e-Visits For Early Post-operative Visits Following Orthopaedic Surgery Can They Add Efficiency Without Sacrificing Effectiveness, William G. Jeffery

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Reliability and Validity of the Star Excursion Balance Test in Patients with Knee Osteoarthritis, Lauren Kanko

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Age-Related Reductions of Motor Unit Discharge Rates in the Human Hamstrings, Eric A. Kirk

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Physiological Resolution of Periodic Breath Holding During Heavy Intensity Fartlek Exercise, David J. Lim

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The Moderating Effect of Physical Activity on the Association between White Matter Hyperintensities and Gait Characteristics, Navena Rebecca Lingum

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The Influence of Limb and Target Vision in Target-Directed and Allocentric Pointing Movements, Joseph Manzone

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Winter Sport Nationalism: The Canadian Olympic Press from Calgary 1988 to Vancouver 2010, Andreja Milasincic

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Impaired Dynamic Cerebrovascular Autoregulation in Adolescent Concussion, Marcy Erin Moir

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The effect of insulin treatment and exercise modality on skeletal muscle fiber size in streptozotocin-induced type 1 diabetic rats, John Z. Nickels

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Is Allocation of Attention Impaired in Fallers Compared to Non-Fallers? An Event-Related Potential Study, Phil Parrot-Migas

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Promoting Benefits of Physical Activity through Persuasive Communication, Priynka Patil

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Participatory Action Research in Rural Community Sport and Recreation Management, Kyle A. Rich

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A Single-Bout of Aerobic Exercise Improved Executive Control: Evidence From the Antisaccade Task, Ashna Samani

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The Feasibility of Square-Stepping Exercise as a Universal Intervention for Older Adults with Chronic Disease to Improve Cognitive and Physical Function, Erin M. Shellington

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The Ruin of the Past: Deindustrialization, Working-Class Communities, and Football in the Midlands, UK 1945-1990, Neil Stanley

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Motor Unit Firing in the Human Anconeus During High Intensity Eccentric Contractions of Elbow Extensors, Christopher W. Stolworthy

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Oculomotor Executive Dysfunction During the Early and Later Stages of Sport-Related Concussion Recovery, Brandon Webb

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Character In Leadership: Perceptions Of Canadian Intercollegiate Athletics Administrators, William Z. Weese

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Impact of Extremely Low-Frequency Magnetic Fields on Human Postural Control, Alicia N. Allen

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Indicator Amino Acid Derived Estimates of Dietary Protein Requirement in Exercise-Trained Individuals, Arash Bandegan

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The use of P3b as an indicator of neurophysiologic change from subconcussive impacts in football players, Jeffrey S. Brooks

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The Ontario Parasport Legacy Group: A Case Study of a Collaborative Partnership as an Event Legacy, Robert Carlisi

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Drop Vertical Jump Landing Mechanics Following Anterior Cruciate Ligament Reconstruction With and Without Lateral Extra-Articular Tenodesis, Michal Daniluk

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Effect of Terminal Haptic Feedback on the Sensorimotor Control of Visually and Tactile-Guided Grasping, Shirin Davarpanah Jazi

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A Gender-Sensitized Weight Loss and Healthy Lifestyle Program for Overweight and Obese Male Hockey Fans: Effects on Dietary Behaviours, Ashleigh De Cruz

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Relationships Among Self-Efficacy, Implicit Associations, Motives and Exercise Behaviour, Alison Divine

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Reliability and Validity of the Star Excursion Balance Test for Patients with Chronic Patellar Instability, Andrew D. Firth

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The Effects of Ice Hockey Goaltender Leg Pads on Safety and Performance, Ryan J. Frayne

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The Acute Effects of Nicotine and Exercise on Working Memory, Steven Guirguis

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Markerless Radiostereogammetry of the Shoulder Joint in Humans: Comparisons of Scapulohumeral Kinematics Between Individuals with Healthy and Supraspinatus-Impaired Shoulders, Ashley N. Hannon

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Risk Taking by Children and Seniors: Selected Sandwich Generation Caregiver’s Perceptions, Trevor J. Hines Duncliffe

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Construal Levels in the Context of Sport Imagery and Performance, Celina S. Kacperski

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The Functional Movement Screen Is Not A Valid Measure of Movement Competency, Leila K. Kelleher

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Constraining kinematics during single-leg squats and step-ups can reduce quadratus lumborum activation and facilitate gluteal activation, Shaylyn Kowalchuk

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Effects of an In-bed Resistance Exercise Program for Hospitalized High Risk Pregnant Women on Postpartum Functional Ability and Psychosocial Health, Charity McCarthy

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The Cardiovascular Benefits of Regular Exercise in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and the Risk of Exercise-induced Hypoglycemia, Matthew W. McDonald

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Non-invasive determination of vascular reactivity: a new approach to an important measure, Kaitlin M. McLay

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Using an Aerial Drone to Examine Lateral Movement in Sweep Rowers, Joseph S. Munn