2016 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ATHLETIC TRAINING GRADUATES

  CANDIDATE                                PROJECT TITLE                            COMMITTEE CHAIR

Maria Bartoletti..…….……..…..……..…..……………..…..…………................... Jennifer Ostrowski, PhD, ATC
Intramuscular and Skin Temperature Decreases with Direct Contact Cryotherapy vs. Cryo-Compression Units

Matthew Berg……………....…….………………….…………………..…. Justin Rigby, PhD, ATC
Achilles Tendon Changes Over Time and Recovery with Therapeutic Modalities in Cross Country Athletes  

Rielly Byrd..…….……..…..……….………………………..…………………............................. Matthew Denning, PhD 
Effects of Unloaded Body Weight Supported Running on Physiological and Neuromuscular factors.

Jennifer Corder………….........…...….……..……..…..……………..…..……..………… Valerie Herzog, EdD, ATC 
The Effects of Vibration Training Program on Static Balance Compared to Airex Foam Pad

Kayla Cunningham……….....…...….……..….…………………………………..….……… Valerie Herzog, EdD, ATC 
Cross Education Effect of Vibration and Airex Training Programs on Static Proprioception

Stephen Escobar…………..….……………………..………………...…. Matthew Donahue, PhD, ATC 
Kinematic alternations in individuals with Chronic Ankle Instability during a cutting task.

Tyler Golden……….…..…..…………………….……………………………… Rodney Hansen, PhD 
The Effects of Music Genre on Power Performance
Jolynn Leisinger …….……..…..……..…..……………..…..……..…………………….. Jennifer Ostrowski, PhD, ATC     
Intramuscular and Skin Temperature Decreases with Direct Contact Cryotherapy vs Cryo-Compression Units

Jayson Nielsen….……....…..……..…..……………..…..……..…………....................... Valerie Herzog, EdD, ATC
The Effect of Kinesiology Taping on Lower Extremity Static Balance

Candace Perkins....…...….……….…….……..……..…..…………………………..………… Justin Rigby, PhD, ATC
Achilles Tendon Changes Over Time and Recovery with Therapeutic Modalities in Cross Country Athletes

Angelina Purchio.…..……..……………..…………………..…..……… Jennifer Ostrowski, PhD, ATC
Intramuscular and Skin Temperature Decreases with Direct Contact Cryotherapy vs Cryo-Compression Units

Joshua Sponbeck…………..…..…….……………..……..…………...…….. Justin Rigby, PhD, ATC 
Achilles Tendon Changes Over Time and Recovery with Therapeutic Modalities in Cross Country Athletes
 

Raeann Stuart …….……..……..………..…..………….…………..…..……...………………..Valerie Herzog, EdD, ATC    
The Inter- and Intra-Rater Reliability of Functional Movement Screening among Novice Clinicians

Mikayla Thielges……………….…………………………………………………….. Chad Smith, PhD 
Comparison of an Active Warm-up vs. Passive Warm-up on Vertical Jump Performance

Laura Wind…………………………..….……………………………………….. Rodney Hansen, PhD 
Ferritin Levels in Male and Female NCAA Division I Cross Country Athletes

 

?2015 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ATHLETIC TRAINING GRADUATES

  CANDIDATE                                PROJECT TITLE                            COMMITTEE CHAIR

Jessica Benedetti..…….……..…..……..…..……………..…..…………………...................Brian McGladrey, PhD 
The Effects of a Long-Toss Throwing Program on Throwing Velocity

Diana Bocklund……………....………………………….………..…. Jennifer Ostrowski, PhD, ATC
A Comparison of 3 Deep-Heating Therapeutic Modalities: MegaPulse Shortwave Diathermy, ReBound Shortwave Diathermy, and 1 MHz Ultrasound

Mihyang Chang..…….……..…..…………………………………………….................... Valerie Herzog, EdD, ATC  
The Effects of Integrated Core Strengthening Exercises on Lower Extremity Proprioception in Healthy Subjects

Megan Devine……….....…...….……..……..…..……………..…..……..…………Matthew Donahue, PhD, ATC 
Effects of an Ankle Strength and Balance Protocol on Female Collegiate Athletes

Tyler Ellis……….....…...….……..…..………………………………………..…..……..…………Rodney Hansen, PhD 
The Effect of Creatine Supplementation on Lactic Acid and Glucose Kinetics during a Criterium-like Cycling Protocol

Claire Ely…………..….……………………..…………………....…. Jennifer Ostrowski, PhD, ATC
A Comparison of 3 Deep-Heating Therapeutic Modalities: MegaPulse Shortwave Diathermy, ReBound Shortwave Diathermy, and 1 MHz Ultrasound

Haley Evans……….…..…..………………………………………… Jennifer Ostrowski, PhD, ATC
A Comparison of 3 Deep-Heating Therapeutic Modalities: MegaPulse Shortwave Diathermy, ReBound Shortwave Diathermy, and 1 MHz Ultrasound

Sara Gralitzer …….……..…..……..…..……………..…..……..………….………………..Valerie Herzog, EdD, ATC        
Quantifying Physical Rest in Post Concussion Care by Gathering Baseline Data on Healthy NCAA Athletes

Bo Johnson….……....…..……..…..……………..…..……..………….................... Matthew Donahue, PhD, ATC 
The Effect of Unilateral vs Bilateral Resistance Training on Individuals with Chronic Ankle Instability

Sharayah Kenady.....…...….……….…….……..……..…..…………………………..………… Brian McGladrey, PhD 
The Effects of a Unilateral Versus a Bilateral Warm-Up on Squat Performance

Tim Lei……..…..……..……………..…………………..…..…..…..………… Rodney Hansen, PhD 
The Effect of Creatine Supplementation on Lactic Acid and Glucose Kinetics during a Criterium-like Cycling Protocol

Molly Leonard…………..…..…….……………..………………...…….. Valerie Herzog, EdD, ATC
Evaluating the Knowledge and Attitudes of Parents toward Concussion Education

Elika Parivar …….……..……..……..…..………….…………..…..……...………………..Valerie Herzog, EdD, ATC    
Quantifying Physical Rest in Post Concussion Care by Gathering Baseline Data on Healthy NCAA Athletes

Ruthanna Rosner……………….……………………………………….. Valerie Herzog, EdD, ATC
Evaluating the Knowledge and Attitudes of Parents toward Concussion Education

 

2014 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ATHLETIC TRAINING GRADUATES

  CANDIDATE                                PROJECT TITLE                            COMMITTEE CHAIR

Haley Bryson…………..…..……..…..……………..…..……..………………….Jordan Hamson-Utley, PhD, LAT, ATC
Examining the Effects of Relaxation Modalities on Physiological Stress

Rochelle Collinwood…....………………………………..……………..…. Jennifer Ostrowski, PhD, ATC
A Retrospective Review of the Evolution of Physical Therapy Education

Caitlyn Crowley.……....………………………………..……………..…. Jennifer Ostrowski, PhD, ATC
Effect of Salted Ice Bags on Surface and Intramuscular Tissue Rewarming Rates

George Egan……….....…….……..…..……..…..……………..…..……..…………Matthew Donahue, PhD, LAT, ATC 
Injuries and Mechanisms in Elite Skiing and Snowboarding Superpipe Competitions

Cassandra Glodowski…..…..……..…..……………..…..……..………………….Jordan Hamson-Utley, PhD, LAT, ATC
Identifying Incidence of Concussion Injury Non-Report in NCAA (Division I, II, III) Women's Soccer

Frank Holowka..…….……..…..……..…..……………..…..……..…………………….......................Rodney Hansen, PhD 
The Effects of Heat Packs on Severity of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness

Eric Hunter……………....………………………………..……………..…. Jennifer Ostrowski, PhD, ATC
Effect of Salted Ice Bags on Surface and Intramuscular Tissue Cooling Rates

Yo han Kim..…….……..…..……..…..……………..…..……..…………………….......................Rodney Hansen, PhD 
The Effect of Static Stretching on Consecutive Isometric Contractions

Justin King……….....…...….……..…..……..…..……………..…..……..…………Matthew Donahue, PhD, LAT, ATC 
Comparison of Individuals with Chronic Ankle Instability and Copers in the Star Excursion Balance Test

Takeshi Kitamura……….....…...….……..…..……..….…..…..……..…………Matthew Donahue, PhD, LAT, ATC 
An Investigation of Muscle Activation during SEBT in individuals with and without CAI

Brent Marshall………....………………………………..……………..…. Jennifer Ostrowski, PhD, ATC
The Current Status of Professional-Level Master’s in Athletic Training Programs

Debra Rink……..…..……..…..…………………………………Jordan Hamson-Utley, PhD, LAT, ATC
Evaluation of S100B Protein to Evaluate Concussions in Dew Tour Snowboard and Ski Athletes
 
Jared Romero …….……..…..……..…..………….…………..…..……..…………………..Valerie Herzog, EdD, LAT, ATC 
Gender Equity in Medical Coverage of Men’s and Women’s College Basketball Programs

Chris Seul……...…….……..…..……..…..……………..…..……..…………………….......................Rodney Hansen, PhD 
Variations in Force Impulse and Peak Force Output in Infantry Boots vs Traditional Running Shoes

Andrew Stradley.....…...….……..…..……..…..……………..…..……..…………Matthew Donahue, PhD, LAT, ATC 
Comparison of Individuals with Chronic Ankle Instability and Copers in Standing Dorsiflexion

Justin Valdez……..…..……..…..………………..…..…..…..…..………… Brian McGladrey, PhD, CSCS
The Effects of Back Squat versus Front Squat on Vertical Jump Performance
 
Jessica Wagstaff……..…..…..…..……………..…..……..…….. Jordan Hamson-Utley, PhD, LAT, ATC
Examining the Effects of Relaxation Modalities on Perceived Levels of Stress



2013 MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ATHLETIC TRAINING GRADUATES

  CANDIDATE                                PROJECT TITLE                            COMMITTEE CHAIR

Courtney Allen …….……..…..……..…..……………..…..……..…………………..Valerie Herzog, EdD, LAT, ATC 
Incidence of Concussion in Competitive Skiing and Snowboarding

Nathan Blackhurst ..…..……..…..……………..…..……..…………….Valerie Herzog, EdD, LAT, ATC 
A Comparison of Static Stretching Versus Combined Static and Ballistic

 Adrian Eads……..…..……..…..…………………………………Jordan Hamson-Utley, PhD, LAT, ATC
A Study of Knowledge and Practical Skill Performance in University Students: A Comparison of Enriched versus Traditional Classroom Instruction

Laramie Francis……..…..……..…..……………..…..……..…………………Valerie Herzog, EdD, LAT, ATC 
Epidemiology of Fall-Related Concussions Among Professional BMX Athletes in the Dew Tour

 

James Frew……………..……..…..………………………………..……………..….Rodney Hansen, PhD
Anatomical Factors Predisposing Physically Active Obese Females to Lower-Leg Injury

Adam Huffield……..…..……..…..……………………..…..…..…..…..………… Brian McGladrey, PhD
The Effects of Using Resistance Bands on Barbell Squat Technique

Adam Hunsaker……..…..…..…..……………..…..……..…….. Jordan Hamson-Utley, PhD, LAT, ATC
Concussion-related Biomarkers in a College Football Player with a Subdural Hematoma: a Case study 

Micah Moeai……..…..…..…..……………..…..……..…………………………..… Rodney Hansen, PhD 
Evaluation of Serum Matrix Metalloproteinase 9 to Evaluate Concussions in Division I Collegiate Football Athletes

Garrett Mossbarger……..…..……..…..……………..…..……..………………….Jordan Hamson-Utley, PhD, LAT, ATC
An Exploratory analysis of a Rapid Sideline screening test for Concussion: a comparison of gender and sport type baselines in college and elite athletes
using the King-Devick Test iPad app


Elizabeth Strawbridge..…….……..…..……..…..……………..…..……..…………Matthew Donahue, PhD, LAT, ATC 
The Effects of Kinesio Tape on Ankle Range of Motion, Gastrocnemius Strength, Vertical Jump Height, and Functional Performance

Katy Stromswold..…….……..…..……..…..……………..…..………………..Valerie Herzog, EdD, LAT, ATC 
An Epidemiological Study of Injuries Sustained During Professional Freestyle Skiing Superpipe

 

Jonathan Stroud..…….……..…..……..…..……………..…..……..……….............Rodney Hansen, PhD 
Evaluation of Serum C - reactive protein to Evaluate Concussions in Division I Collegiate Football Athletes

 

Nathan Zahn..…….……..…..……..…..……………..…..……..………...................Rodney Hansen, PhD 
Ground Reaction Force and Foot-Strike Differences between Running Shoes and Racing Spikes in Distance Runners

 

 

 

 

Graduating Class of 2012

   CANDIDATE                                PROJECT TITLE                            COMMITTEE CHAIR

Tori Bradley …….……..…..……..…..……………..…..……..………Jordan Hamson-Utley, PhD, LAT, ATC
Pectoralis Major Tears: A Comparison Study of Rodeo and Non-Rodeo Athletes

Matthew Brinkerhoff ..…..……..…..……………..…..……..……………..……..….Rodney Hansen, PhD
Identification and Measurement of AB42 in College Football Athletes with Mild Concussion

Tyler Dexter……..…..……..…..……………………………………...…Valerie Herzog, EdD, LAT, ATC
Effect of Holographic Wristbands on Proprioception

Michael McMahon……..…..……..…..……………..…..…………………..…….....Rodney Hansen, PhD
Kinematic Comparison of Running Stride in Personal Racing Flats, Barefoot, and Vibram Five Fingers in Elite Male Runners at Race Pace

Kelli Nelson……………..……..…..………………………………..……………..….Rodney Hansen, PhD
Association of Iron Status and Bone Mineral Density in College Women Track Athletes

Joel Noland……..…..……..…..…………..…..…..…..………… Jordan Hamson-Utley, PhD, LAT, ATC
An investigation of altered neuroproteins in collegiate athletes with self-reported history of concussion

Andrea Pigeon……..…..…..…..……………..…..……..…… ………Timothy Speicher, PhD, LAT, ATC  
The Comparison of C-Reactive Protein (CRP) on College-Aged Baseball and Softball Pitchers 24 Hours After Completing a Simulated Game

Kyle Torgerson……..…..…..…..……………..…..……..…… ………Timothy Speicher, PhD, LAT, ATC  
The Comparison of C-Reactive Protein (CRP) on College-Aged Baseball and Softball Pitchers 24 Hours After Completing a Simulated Game

Penny Weaver……..…..……..…..……………..…..……..…………………………...............Rodney Hansen, PhD  
The Examination of Physiological Biomarkers Associated with Acute Mild Traumatic Brain Injury in College Football Athletes: Identification and Measurement of Biomarker S-100B

Eva Yool..…….……..…..……..…..……………..…..……..………………...Jordan Hamson-Utley, PhD, LAT, ATC
An investigation of concussion-related neuroproteins in collegiate athletes: a comparison of gender differences in high-risk sports

 

 

Graduating Class of 2011

Andrew Brockway, The Effects of Video Imagery on Reinforcing Kinetic Learning of a Kenpo Karate Form.  Jordan Hamson-Utley, PhD, ATC, LAT (Committee Chair)

 Alex Davis & Adrian Ramon, Implementing a Bilingual Orthopedic Evaluation Teaching & Learning Library to Facilitate Communication between Spanish Speaking Athletes and their Care Givers (Certified Athletic Trainers) in Ogden Area High Schools, College and Professional Settings.  Jordan Hamson-Utley, PhD, ATC, LAT (Committee Chair)
Presented at 2011 NATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium in New Orleans, LA (June 2011)

 Quentin Higgins, Comparison of Strengthening of the Hip Abductors Against Traditional Care in the Treatmets of Iliotibial Band Friction Syndrome in Collegiate Runners. Rodney Hansen, PhD (Committee Chair)

Anne Morton, Immediate Effect of Sports Massage on Tissue Compliance of the Iliotibial Band, Quadriceps and Gastrocnemius of Competitive Runners. Tim Speicher, PhD, ATC, LAT, CSCS, (Committee Chair)

 Shaun Norton, Bridging the Language Barrier between Portuguese Speaking Athletes and their Health Care Providers During a Orthopedic Evaluation. Jordan Hamson-Utley, PhD, LAT, ATC (Committee Chair)

 Ryan Renkiewicz, A Comparison of Dynamic Stretching and Static Stretching Protocols on Active Flexibility of the Hamstring Muscle Group in a Healthy Collegiate Population.  Valerie Herzog, EdD, LAT, ATC (Committee Chair)

 Yuki Sugimoto, A Comparison of Outcomes Between Undergraduate and Entry-Level Masters Athletic Training Education Programs. Valerie Herzog, EdD, LAT, ATC (Committee Chair)
Presented at 2011 NATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium in New Orleans, LA (June 2011)

Benjamin Szocik, The Effect of Kinesiology Tape on Muscle Activation in the Gastrocnemius.  Valerie Herzog, EdD, LAT, ATC (Committee Chair)

 

Other Research Presentations

 

Sugimoto Y, Speicher TE, Renkiewicz R, Morton A, Norton S, Ramon A, Szocik B, Higgins Q, Davis  A, Utley J, Herzog V. The Effects of Ankle Ice Immersion on Pain and Single Leg Balance in a Healthy Collegiate Population. Paper presented at: Rocky Mountain Athletic Trainers’ Association Annual Symposium; 2011; Albuquerque, NM.

 

Graduating Class of 2010

 

Robert Cox, The Effect of Pointe Shoe Toe Box Shape on Proprioception in Novice Ballet Dancers.

Valerie Herzog, EdD, ATC, LAT (Committee Chair)

 

Laurie Evans, The Effect of Platform Height on Valgus Knee Motion During a Drop Vertical Jump.

Jordan Hamson-Utley, PhD, LAT, ATC (Committee Chair)

 

Elizabeth Peart, The Effect of Pitch Count on Injury Rates in Softball Pitchers.

Valerie Herzog, EdD, ATC, LAT (Committee Chair)

 

Ryan Fowers & Christopher Matich, Land vs. Aquatic Plyometrics: A Comparison of Amortization, Inflammatory Cytokines, and Pain.

David Berry, PhD, LAT, ATC, EMT (Committee Chair)

 

Candice Henry, The Effect of a Foam Roller Therapy Regimen on Iliotibial Band Length.

Jordan Hamson-Utley, PhD, ATC, LAT (Committee Chair)

 

Michelle Dawson, The Effect of Imagery and Relaxation Interventions on Salivary Cortisol.

Jordan Hamson-Utley, PhD, LAT, ATC (Committee Chair)

Presented at 2010 NATA Annual Meeting and Clinical Symposium in Philadelphia, PA (June 2010)