Graduate Thesis Projects

2014 CANDIDATES FOR THE MASTER OF SCIENCE IN ATHLETIC TRAINING DEGREE

  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, PRT (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)