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 2023

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A Single Bout of Passive Exercise Mitigates a Mental Fatigue-Induced Inhibitory Control Deficit, Joshua Ahn

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An Exploration of Queer Women's Relationship with the Body and Physical Activity, Jade A. Bailey

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The influence of knee position and sex on ultrasound imaging of femoral cartilage characteristics, Harry Battersby

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A Comparison of Methods to Identify the Mean Response Time of Ramp-Incremental Exercise for Exercise Prescription, Nikan Behboodpour

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Effect of Acute Exercise on Muscle and Liver Glucose Metabolism in T1DM Rodents, Justin A. Camenzuli

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The Neural Control of Force Production in Response to Directional Force Challenges, Joshua W. Cohen

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Examining the feasibility, acceptability, and effectiveness of a self-compassion intervention in physical education class for adolescent girls, Vanessa Coulbeck

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Distinct Cortical Hemodynamics During Squat-Stand and Continuous Aerobic Exercise Impart an Equivalent Magnitude Postexercise Executive Function Benefit, Connor J. Dalton

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The sympathetic neural control of the circulation at rest and during exercise: effects of age, biological sex, and sex hormones, Andrew W. D'Souza

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Influence of High-Intensity Interval Running on Femoral Cartilage Deformation in Competitive Runners, Ryan J. Evans

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The Effect of Central Chemoreceptors on the Peripheral Respiratory Chemoreflex Response to Hypoxia in Humans, Nasimi A. Guluzade

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The ventilatory response to modified rebreathing is unchanged by hyperoxic severity: implications for the hyperoxic hyperventilation paradox, Joshua D. Huggard

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Do Clinical Exercise Tests Permit Exercise Threshold Identification in Patients Referred to Cardiac Rehabilitation?, Randi R. Keltz

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Plantar Flexor Dynamic Contractile Rates Are Not Dependent on Calcaneal Tendon Stiffness, Sohum Kulkarni

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“Standing Up” to Type 2 Diabetes, Siobhan LeSarge

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Effects of self-compassion on the psychobiological responses to weight stigma: A feasibility and proof-of-concept study, Karen K. Leung Miss

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The Effects of Acute Exercise on Stress Reactivity, Mind Wandering, and Lecture Comprehension, Anisa Morava

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“More Gruesome a Chick Looks, the More I Respect Her Skills”: Toxic Masculinity, Emphasized Femininity, and Media Portrayal/Fan Consumption of the Emergence of Women’s Mixed Martial Arts through Shayna Baszler, Invicta FC, and Ronda Rousey, 2003-2013, Eva K. Nagel

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The Influence Of Sex And Body Size On The Validity Of The Microsoft Kinect For Measuring Knee Motion During Landing, Jillian Neufeld

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Identifying and managing RED-S: What is the physiotherapist experience? A cross-sectional survey of Canadian physiotherapists, Laura J.D. Parkinson

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Building a Platform for Advancing Women's Engagement in Sport, Swarali H. Patil

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Postexercise executive function and cortical hemodynamics during the different phases of the menstrual cycle, Priyanka Persaud

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A 10 s: 5 s high-intensity interval training regime improves rowing performance in varsity and international class rowers, Braden J. Reid

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The Effects of Resistance Exercise Training on Insulin Resistance Development in Female Rodents with Type 1 Diabetes, Mitchell James Sammut

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Cerebral hyperemia is not a sole modulator of postexercise executive function benefit: evidence from hypercapnia and passive exercise, Mustafa Shirzad

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Medical Practitioners Perceived Benefits and Costs of Volunteering for a Multi-Sport Major Games, Kelsie Stunden

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CFL Chaplaincy: How do CFL Chaplains Act in Consultation Towards Ethical Decision Making?, Luke J. Thompson Mr.

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Does acute maximal exercise or chronic physical activity affect circulating angiotensin (1-9) concentrations?, Kyle R. Weiman

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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An Evaluation of a Mobile Health-Health Action Process Approach Intervention to Reduce Sedentary Behaviour and Stress in Adult Office Workers - Randomized Controlled Trial, Brett Carter

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Building a Model for Leader Character Development in Sport, Corey Crossan

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Sedentary behaviour: theory-based interventions and measurement considerations in high-risk populations, Kirsten Dillon

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Three-dimensional Ultrasound Imaging for Characterization of Synovitis in First Carpometacarpal Osteoarthritis, Carla du Toit

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Increased Lipid Metabolism in Response to Repetitive Aerobic Exercise During Proestrus in Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus Rats, Silar Gardy

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The Effect of Breathing Patterns Common to Competitive Swimming on Gas Exchange and Muscle Deoxygenation During Heavy-Intensity Fartlek Exercise, Kevin J. Grossman

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A Feminist Analysis of the Impact of COVID-19 on Olympic Female Athletes from Canada and the People’s Republic of China, Dongwan He

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Classification Experiences of Para Sport Athletes, Megan Kalbfleisch

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Implications of Race on Post-Concussion Neurocognitive Performance and Symptom Presentation, Taia B.B. MacEachern

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Canadian Olympic Athletes, Gender Issues and Body Dissatisfaction: A Critical Analysis of the Impact of COVID-19 and Canadian Sport Resources, Alyssa McCulloch

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Increased corticospinal inhibition following submaximal and maximal muscle activation in humans, Alexander D. Paish

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Appearance- versus Function-Based Verbal Cues during Exercise in Young Non-Exercising Women, MacLean Press

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Towards a Conceptual Model Applying Trauma Informed Care Principles and Healthcare Professional Resilience to Interfacility Transport of Acutely Ill and Preterm Neonates, Megha R. Rao

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Examining Mobile Health App Engagement in a North American Employee Population: A One-Year Longitudinal Observational Study, Nabil Ratanshi

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Understanding Para Athlete Development: An Examination of Para Swimming, Darda J. Sales

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The Effect of Postural Perturbations on Cardiovascular and Skeletal Muscle Function in Healthy Adults, Patrick Siedlecki

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Examining the impact of financial incentive removal on physical activity: A quasi-experimental study of 584,760 mobile health application users, Sean Kevin Spilsbury

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Postexercise executive function benefits and cerebral blood flow: in the lab and at home, Benjamin Tari

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To develop a clinically friendly multi-segment kinematic and kinetic foot model and test it on pre-/post-HTO patients with medial knee osteoarthritis and knee varus, Songlin Zhu

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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The Role of Exogenous Ketones on Various Aspects of Exercise Performance, Manuel D. Quinones

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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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Exercise as a Treatment for Cognitive Decline in Older Adults: The Role of Growth Factors and Inflammatory Cytokines, Joshua A. Titus

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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