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 2021

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Spinal Excitability Changes Following Sensory Electrical Stimulation of The Forearm, Devin K. Box

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Describing functional brain connectivity's role in the relationship of multimodal interventions to improve cognitive and physical function in vulnerable (frailty & mild cognitive impairment) older adults., Nicholas (Nick) W. Bray

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Reflections on Return to Sport, Rhys A. Desmond

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Functional Performance Testing in Ice Hockey: the Role of the Single Leg, Medial Countermovement Jump, Anthony S. Donskov

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Endangered Species of the Physical Cultural Landscape: Globalization, Nationalism, and Safeguarding Traditional Folk Games, Thomas Fabian

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“One of the Most Elaborate Doping Ploys in Sports History”: The Impact of the 2016 Russian Doping Scandal on Anti-Doping, WADA and Athletes’ Rights, Mikael J. Gonsalves

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Examining the Feasibility of Delivering a Multi-Component Virtual Lifestyle Medicine Program for Adults with Type 2 Diabetes, Madison S. Hiemstra

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Examining the ‘Pocket Hercules’ – Naim Suleymanoglu: His Life and Career in Olympic Weightlifting and International Sport, Oguzhan Keles

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Motor unit firing rate control of agonist skeletal muscle during voluntary isometric and shortening contractions with limb movement, Eric A. Kirk

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A Mechanistic View of Mental Fatigue and Motor Performance: Implications of Sex, Physical Activity and Sleep Quality, Katie L. Kowalski

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Direct electrical stimulation of prefrontal cortex modulates the transient heart rate response to exercise in conscious humans, Bartek Kulas

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Sexual Dimorphism in Response to Repetitive Bouts of Acute Exercise in Rodents with Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus, Jordan C. Larocque

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Effects of Branched-Chain Amino Acid Supplementation on Exercise Induced Muscle Damage and Delayed Onset of Muscle Soreness after a Bout of Eccentric Exercise, Crystal Lee

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Cerebrovascular Compliance in Humans, Marcy Erin Moir

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Assessment of Executive Function Using a Series of Operant Conditioning Based Tasks in T1DM Rodents, Kevin T. Murphy

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Evaluating a Concern for Falling Among People with a Lower Extremity Amputation, Kristin Elizabeth Nugent

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Potential sex-related differences in neurophysiology post-concussion, Alexandra N. Pauhl

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Recognizing Parasport Impacts: Ripples, Waves, and Echoes, Adam J. Purdy

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Examining the effects of a weight stigma induction on psychological stress and exercise outcomes, Isabella J. Randall

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The Effectiveness of the Protection Motivation Theory in Reducing Vaping Behaviour in a Student Population, Babac Salmani

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Exploring Institutional Dynamics: Barriers and Opportunities for Health Through Sport, Taylor N. Sutherland

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Post-activation potentiation induced by concentric contractions at three speeds in humans, Alexander Zero

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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The Effects of Exercise on Cognition, Mobility, and Neuroimaging Outcomes in Older Adults without Dementia, Narlon Cassio Boa Sorte Silva

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Impact of Extremely Low-Frequency Magnetic and Electric Stimuli on Vestibular-Driven Outcomes, Nicolas Bouisset

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The Impact of Impacts: Repetitive Head Impact Exposure in Canadian University Football Players, Jeffrey S. Brooks

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Perspectives of Canadian University Coaches on Integrating Sport Psychology and Mental Performance Consultants in Varsity Programs, Federico Cisneros Sánchez

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The effect of pacing strategy on 2000 m rowing ergometer performance in well-trained male and female rowers, Ryan A. Clegg

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Canadian Women's Experiences in Mixed-Sex Sport: Wheelchair Rugby, Bronwyn Corrigan

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Science and Sex Testing: The Beginnings of a Female Testing Discourse, Camille M. Croteau

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Feasibility of Dual-Task Gait Assessment and Association with Cognitive Impairment Subtypes in a Memory Clinic Setting, Stephanie Cullen

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The Impact of Partners in Doubles Racquet Sports and Interpersonal Emotional Regulation, Sarah J. Deck

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Comparison of Whole-body Vibration Attenuation Properties Between Active and Passive Suspension Seats, Ben Dietze

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Coaches Perceptions and Use of an Online Sport Psychology Resource, Jade Farhat

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The Use of Humor in Intercollegiate Varsity Sport, Charles R S Fitzsimmons

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The effects of Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy on the Neuromuscular System in Humans, Kevin J. Gilmore

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Barriers to Senior Leadership Positions for Women in Sport Management: Perceptions of Undergraduate Students and Insights from their Professors, Erika L. Gray

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The effects of medial gastrocnemius muscle fatigue on regional modulation of the ankle plantarflexors during standing external perturbations, Nicole D. Grzywnowicz

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Effect of ankle joint position on triceps surae contractile properties and motor unit discharge rates, Kalter Hali

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Quantifying The Inter-Relationships Amongst Muscle Blood Flow, O2 Uptake And Muscle Deoxygenation Kinetics From Elevated Baseline Metabolic Rates And Increasing Work Rate Amplitudes, Lorenzo Love

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Effects of a Pregnancy Lifestyle Intervention on Emotion Regulation in Infants Responding to a Toy Removal Task at One-Year of Age, Mollie Manley

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Psychological Predictors of Injury in Collegiate Cheerleaders, Alexander Marchand

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Ken Moore: A National Story of an Indigenous Athlete, James C. McCormick

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Understanding Physical Activity Behaviour in Ontario, Canada: A Cross-Sectional Cohort Analysis of Carrot Rewards App Users, David D. McHugh

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“Born of a Spirit That Knows No Conquering:” Innovation, Contestation, and Representation in the PCHA, 1911-1924., Taylor Mckee

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Exploring Elementary School Principals’ Perceptions of Implementing Lighter Intensity Classroom-Based Physical Activity following the "Step" section of the Canadian 24-Hour Movement Guidelines for Children and Youth, Madison Page

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Informing Future Media Approaches: The Perspective of Paralympic Athletes, Erin Pearson

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Telling Stories: Intersections of Paralympic Bodies with High-Performance Sport, Nancy H. Quinn

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Oculomotor Task-Switching Performance Improves and Persists Following a Single Bout of Aerobic Exercise, Diksha Shukla

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Exploring the Relationship Between Sedentary Behavior and Subjective Well-Being, Wuyou -. Sui

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Strains in Regions of the Brain Modelled from Female Youth Soccer Players Performing Purposeful Headers in Season, Wayne Allison

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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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Sleep Quality, Shift Work and its Effects on Stroop Task Errors in University Student Nurses: A Feasibility Study, Michael Gaspar

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Does an acute Achilles tendon rupture become a patient's Achilles heel in the long-term?, Michaela CM Khan

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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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Investigating the simulated diving reflex in professional divers, Sydney O. 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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The Grand Experiment: Jerome Dwight Davis and the Young Men’s Christian Association’s War Prisoner Aid Sports Programing for German POWs in Canadian Camps During World War Two, Courtney Hope van Waas

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Narratives of Canadian Identity at the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Jared V. Walters

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Organizational Governance of Event Impacts, Kylie Wasser

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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