This collection includes theses, dissertations, and professional papers from the University of Montana Department of Integrative Physiology and Athletic Training (formerly Health and Human Performance). Theses, dissertations, and professional papers from all University of Montana departments and programs may be searched here.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2024

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A COMPARISON OF CONCURRENT TRAINING AND MODERATE INTENSITY CONTINUOUS TRAINING IN PATIENTS WITH CORONARY ARTERY DISEASE, Amanda Alfaro-Chaverri, John Quindry, Charles Dumke, and Brian Loyd

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THE INFLUENCE OF SEX HORMONES ON THE PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSE TO EXERCISE IN FEMALES, Katherine Sue Christison

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TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE AND THE ARGUMENT FOR FUTURE APPLICATION IN THE UNITED STATES, Kylie Nicole Frohlich

Theses/Dissertations from 2023

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Sprint Running in Collegiate Football Players: Biomechanical Characteristics and Transfer of Training, Andrew Berrier

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ASSOCIATION BETWEEN BASELINE FIELD TEST PERFORMANCE AND MATCH PHYSICAL PERFORMANCE IN D1 FEMALE SOCCER PLAYERS, Benito Joel Cecenas

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THE REPRODUCTIVE CONSEQUENCES OF LOW ENERGY AVAILABILITY IN FEMALES, Courtney Couture

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Influence of Exercise on Brown, White and Beige Adipocytes, Anna C. Covington

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THREE-DIMENSIONAL VISUALIZATION AND MECHANICAL ASSESSMENT OF THE HUMAN RUNNING GAIT, John A. Leske II

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A COMPARISON OF BARRIERS TO TRADITIONAL AND HOME-BASED CARDIOPULMONARY REHABILITATION PARTICIPATION: POTENTIAL IMPLICATIONS FOR THE MAINTENANCE PHASE, Erin Rose Madison

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EVALUATION OF PHYSIOLOGICAL RESPONSES TO WOODSMOKE INHALATION DURING EXERCISE IN BLOOD PRESSURE SENSITIVE/CHRONOTROPE STRATIFIED INDIVIDUALS, Joseph Alan Sol

Theses/Dissertations from 2022

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THE EFFECTS OF FATIGUE ON LANDING IMPACT FORCES AND POSTURAL STEADINESS IN COLLEGIATE VOLLEYBALL PLAYERS, Zebadiah P. Boos

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24-HOUR TOTAL ENERGY EXPENDITURE DURING ULTRA-ENDURANCE CROSS-COUNTRY CYCLING, Patrick S. Dodds

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TRADITIONAL VS. HOME-BASED PHASE II CARDIAC REHABILITATION IN A RURAL SETTING: A RETROSPECTIVE STUDY, Cassie Marie Reisdorph

Theses/Dissertations from 2021

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A COMPARISON OF OUTCOMES OF A HOME-BASED CARDIAC REHABILITATION PROGRAM AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO TRADITIONAL OUTPATIENT PHASE II CARDIAC REHABILITATION, Colton M.R. Crismore

Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Muscle Soreness and Damage During Wildland Firefighter Critical Training, Katherine Sue Christison

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COLLEGE ATHLETES AND ALCOHOL USE: THE NEED FOR EFFECTIVE PREVENTION/INTERVENTION PROGRAMS, Paige M. Craig

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METABOLIC AND CARDIOVASCULAR MARKER ALTERATIONS DURING CRITICAL TRAINING IN WILDLAND FIREFIGHTERS, Shae Gurney

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LINKING HEALTH BEHAVIOR THEORY AND INTERVENTIONS TO INCREASE HUMAN PAPILLOMAVIRUS VACCINE UPTAKE, Gretchen Elizabeth Neal

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Implementation of a Dose Response to Wood Smoke PM: A Potential Method to Further Explain CVD in Wildland Firefighters., Dylan Richmond, John Quindry, Christopher T. Migliaccio, and Brent Ruby

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EXOGENOUS FLUID DELIVERY SCHEDULE AND COMPOSITION ON FLUID BALANCE, PHYSIOLOGIC STRAIN, AND SUBSTRATE USE IN THE HEAT, Alejandro M. Rosales

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A Health Needs Assessment of People Living with HIV in Montana, Sabrina Singh

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IMPROVING HEALTH LITERACY AS A METHOD OF INCREASING ADHERENCE IN INSTITUTIONALIZED GERIATRIC PHYSICAL THERAPY PATIENTS, Kathryn Grace Stoehr Tiemessen

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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Examining Injury Trends in Wildland Firefighters to Develop an Injury Screening Assessment Pilot Project, Isabella Grace Callis

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EFFECT OF POTATO-BASED AND PREPACKAGED SPORTS SUPPLEMENT PRODUCTS ON MUSCLE GLYCOGEN RECOVERY AND EXERCISE PERFORMANCE IN TRAINED MALES AND FEMALES, Shannon Kelly Flynn

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ASSESSING THE IMPACT OF A YOGA INTERVENTION ON SLEEP IN FEMALE VETERAN AND NON-VETERAN COLLEGE STUDENTS, Erica Forzley

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EFFECTS OF HEAT STRESS AND EXERCISE ON SHOOTING PERFORMANCE, Patrick R. Lindecker

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Bone Stress Injuries in Collegiate Distance Runners: Review of Incidence, Distribution, and Risk Factors, Maryn E. Lowry

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Total energy intake and self-selected macronutrient distribution during wildland fire suppression, Alexander N. Marks, Joseph A. Sol, Joseph W. Domitrovich, Molly R. West, and Brent C. Ruby

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The Relationship between Training Load and Injury or Illness Symptoms Using an Acute and Chronic Workload Ratio in Collegiate Cross-Country Runners, Brennan T. Mickelson

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The Effects of Argentine Tango on Balance and Quality of Life in Subjects With Traumatic Brain Injury, Pamela Marie Peterson

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TAPERING FOR TRIATHLON: CURRENT CONCEPTS, EFFECTS, AND APPLICATIONS, Bruce Edward Rose

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Establishing a Metric of Job Specific Fitness for Wildland Firefighters Using Heart Rate Response During the Arduous Work Capacity Test, Christopher J. Alfiero

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Examining the Impact of Adding Gluteal Strengthening Exercises to the FIFA 11+ Warm-Up Program on High School GIrls' Basketball Reported Injuries., Heather Bartz

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Examining Injury Data Reporting Practices Among Wildland Firefighters, Erin M. Boggs

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Factors Influencing Confidence After Multiple ACL Injuries: A Qualitative Case Study, Jacob Casebolt

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A RISK/BENEFIT ANALYSIS AND PRESCRIPTION OPTIMIZATION FOR INTEGRATING HIGH-INTESITY INTERVAL TRAINING INTO CARDIOPULMONARY REHABILITATION PROGRAMS, Matt C. Chapman

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NEUROMUSCULAR RESPONSES TO EXHAUSTIVE BOUTS OF SPRINT RUNNING IN NON-STEADY SPEED TRIALS, Brandon C. Gruver and Matthew W. Bundle

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Interleukin-6 and exercise; early evidence of a novel myokine, Brendan Hogg Mr.

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Exercise Program to Modify Risk Factors For Shoulder Injury in Collegiate and Professional Pitchers, Rina Kasuga

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DETERMINING SKIN TEMPERATURE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THREE COLD COMPRESSION MODALITIES, Madison S. McCarthy

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A Phenomenological Study of People Living with HIV in Montana, Mary E. Parrish

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Evaluation of a Web-based Performance Program for Wildland Firefighters, José M. Peña Cueto

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The Introduction of Yoga Recovery on Physiological and Psychological Stress and Performance in NCAA Athletes, Paige D. Schober

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Engaging Native Americans With The Athletic Training Profession, John R. Sunchild

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The Beauty in Pain: Storytelling & The Chronic Pain Experience, Amy K. Thompson

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THE PSYCHOLOGICAL AND PHYSIOLOGICAL EFFECT OF PERFORMING THE PRIMAL REFLEX RELEASE TECHNIQUE ON FEMALE, DIVISION I COLLEGIATE ATHLETES, Erika K. Vichcales

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EXAMINING UPPER EXTREMITY INJURIES IN MALE BASEBALL PLAYERS BETWEEN THE AGES OF 14 TO 22 YEARS OLD, James T. Yancy

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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NUTRITIONAL NEEDS IN COLLEGIATE FEMALE SOCCER ATHLETES, Alysa M. Brown

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Are maximum ground forces and leg compression in phase? A test of the classical spring mass model of running gaits, Seth Donahue

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Self Reported Knowledge of Concussion Symptoms and Management by Middle and High School Club Lacrosse Coaches, Logan Ellis

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Concussion Policy Development at the YMCA of Missoula, Keith Forkin

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LGBTQ-Inclusive Sexuality Education in Montana Public High Schools: An Assessment of the Needs of Health Enhancement Teachers, Andrew G. Johnson

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Reviewing the Use of Injury Screening Assessments and Identifying Risk of Injury, Riley A. Kenney

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SMS PARENT ACTION INTERVENTION (SPAN): A PILOT STUDY TO ASSESS THE FEASIBILITY OF USING TEXT MESSAGING TO PROMOTE CHILD HEALTH ON AN AMERICAN INDIAN RESERVATION, Julia M. Malich

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EXAMINING THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN DIFFERENT PITCHING MECHANICS AND THROWING INJURIES, Zachary M. McCarthy

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Descriptive Analysis of Injuries Sustained by Wildland Firefighters, Taylor Purchio

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Sex Education in Montana Schools: An Assessment of the Needs of Sexual and Gender Minority Youth, Elizabeth A. Redinger and Annie Sondag

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Concussion Knowledge of Missoula Youth Hockey Participants and Their Parents, Samantha Riordan

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DESCRIPTIVE ANALYSIS OF LOWER LIMB INJURIES ON DIFFERENTLY AGED ARTIFICIAL TURF, Kourtney H. Saxton

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Concussion Knowledge and Reporting Behavior Among Junior Ice Hockey Players, Stephanie Swindell

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Analysis of Sideline Concussion Screening Tools in an Athletic Setting, Steven Young

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Postactivation Potentiation: Practical Implications in The Collegiate Setting, Steven T. Banks

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Examining the Role of Parents in Concussion Legislation Across the United States, Jessica A. Cremer

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Determining the associations between sibling relationships and their amount of physical activity, and the risk of childhood obesity, Samantha Dalton

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Examining the Relationship Between Throwing Injuries Sustained in Adolescent Baseball Players and Use of an Injury Prevention Smartphone Application "Throw Like a Pro", David S. Grove

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EFFECT OF FLUID TEMPERATURE AND VOLUME ON THERMOREGULATION IN THE HEAT, Michelle M. Johannsen

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Sport Related Concussion Knowledge in Youth Female Soccer Players and Their Parents In Missoula, Seth A. Lindauer

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Assessing the Feasibility of Mobile Mindfulness Application Use Among Active Duty Service Members and Veterans, Brandy Lumpkin

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PULMONARY EMBOLISM IN A COLLEGIATE SOCCER PLAYER, Jessica Paske and Valerie Moody

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The Healthy Heart Program at the University of Montana: A Program Review, Laura B. Porisch

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Monitoring Recovery in Collegiate Strength and Conditioning, Alice Read

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THE IMPACT OF HYDRATION STATUS DURING HEAT ACCLIMATION ON PHYSIOLOGICAL STRAIN AND EXERCISE PERFORMANCE, Michael W. Schleh

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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COENZYME Q10, sean m. blumhardt

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Gait Intervention for Improvements in Human Top Speed Running, Michelle Buechner

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AN ASSESSMENT OF THE HEALTH NEEDS OF THE TRANSGENDER COMMUNITY IN MONTANA, Karishma Chainani

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THE EFFECT OF DIFFERING VOLUMES OF ICE SLURRY INGESTION DURING EXERCISE IN THE HEAT, Kyle R. Cochrane

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Impact of a Flame Resistant Synthetic Material Base Layer on Heat Stress Factors, Matthew C. Dorton

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A NEEDS ASSESSMENT: BARRIERS TO WILDLAND FIREFIGHTER FITNESS TRAINING, Aria E. Mangan

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EFFECTS OF ACADEMIC AND ACTIVITY CLASS PARTICIPATION ON COGNITION IN YOUNG ADULTS, Emily N. Simpson

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Maximal Femoral Artery Blood Flow During Cycle Ergometry, Tucker W. Squires

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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FAST FOOD RESULTS IN SIMILAR POST-EXERCISE GLYCOGEN RECOVERY AND EXERCISE PERFORMANCE COMPARED TO SPORT SUPPLEMENTS, Michael Joseph Cramer

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CONTINUOUS MEASURES OF MUSCLE BLOOD FLOW DURING ALL-OUT DYNAMIC EXERCISE, Tyler L. Gallo

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IMPLICATIONS OF DISCONTINUOUS EXERCISE (WALK/RUN) ON THE MAINTENANCE OF THERMOREGULATION IN THE HEAT, Timothy J. Hampton

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Relactation: A Phenomenological Study, Amy Nicole Lommen

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Theophylline and Ambrisentan combination: Effects on human performance, AMS and physiological responses to altitude, Hilary Linda Palakovich

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Perceptions of local hospitals and food producers on opportunities and barriers to implementing a farm-to-hospital program, Allison Perline

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Testing of high speed ground reaction force treadmill for kinetic analysis for running in static and dynamic loading conditions, Michael Ora Powell

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Behavior Regulation of Wildland Firefighters According to Environmental Conditions, Joseph Alan Sol

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Cardiac Rehabilitation Enrollment Rates and Different Referral Strategies, Whitney Tameler

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An Assessment of the Health Needs of the Transgender Community in Montana, Anna Grace von Gohren

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EFFECT OF EXOGENOUS ICE SLURRY ON PHYSIOLOGICAL STRAIN INDEX DURING EXERCISE IN THE HEAT, Felipe von Sydow

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THE EFFECT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN PERFORMANCE DEPARTMENT (HHP) ACTIVITY CLASSES AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MONTANA ON STUDENTS’ LEVELS OF MINDFULNESS, PERCEIVED STRESS, SELF-COMPASSION, AND ATTENTION, Anna Russell Zielaski

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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THE ABILITY OF A NOVEL PHYSIOLOGICAL STRAIN SCALE TO PREDICT HEAT STRAIN RISK IN FIELD SETTINGS USING NON-INVASIVE MEASURES OF HEART RATE AND SKIN TEMPERATURE, Jeremy Curtis Basler

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Intercollegiate Tennis Coaches' Perceptions of and Preferences for Continuing Education, Collin M. Fehr

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The Effectiveness of the Missoula Active 6 Afterschool Program on Participation and Health Outcomes, Carly Michelle Holman

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DESCRIPTIVE STUDY ON THE ACADEMIC AND EMPLOYMENT EXPECTATIONS OF GRADUATE ASSISTANT ATHLETIC TRAINERS, Christine D. Howard

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A Comprehensive Literature Review of American Sexual Assault Culture and the Status of Women's Self-Defense, Jennifer Ann Just

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ACTIVE 6 AFTER-SCHOOL PHYSICAL ACTIVITY PROGRAM: A PROCESS EVALUATION, William David Reamer

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Examining the Impact of Hepatitis C in Montana: A Descriptive Case Study, Blair Rice Snyder

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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A Needs Assessment of People Living with HIV in Montana, Emily Olive Epperson