Research in Kinesiology

Doing research the right way

When you do kinesiology research at UW-Eau Claire it provides practical skills that you'll use later on in your career. Faculty work closely with you, providing individualized attention while you dive into your research interest. From studying the overhead throwing velocity in collegiate baseball players to the effect of implementing a 4-week balance protocol to impact quality of life in cancer patients —a wide range of research topics are available for study. The work you do could be shown at conferences or published in kinesiology journals on a regional, national and international scales.

UWEC students performing kinesiology research

Past research

See the accordions below for just some of the past student-faculty research done in the department of kinesiology.

  • Berger, S., McMillan, N., Ouk, L., Skog, L., & Wirth, T. (May 2015). Effects of high intensity interval training on maximal oxygen uptake, ventilator thresholds, body composition in college-aged recreationally active students. 4th Annual Provost's Honors Symposium for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity.
  • Montee, S., Breen, J. E., Houle, S. L., & Karl, C. Z. (April 2015). Perceptions on same- vs. opposite-sex coaches and athletic trainers among division III collegiate athletes. 2015 Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity (CERCA), Eau Claire, WI.
  • Ouk, L., Berger, S., McMillan, N., Skog, L., & Wirth, T. (April 2015). Lasting effects of HIIT training on physiological variables. 2015 CERCA, Eau Claire, WI.
  • Yoder, A., Nelson, S., McIntyre, C., La Rue, M., & Braun, S. I. (April 2014). Perceived body image and weight-control behaviors in Division III collegiate athletes. 2014 Celebration of Excellence in Research and Creative Activity (CERCA), Eau Claire, WI.
  • Chinburg, J., Doersch, M., Blume, R., Purvis, J., Goodman, J., & Braun, S. I. (April 2014). The effect of predisposing factors and concussion rates on DIII college football players: A retrospective study. 2014 CERCA, Eau Claire, WI
  • Kidd, M., Braun, L., Bender, A., Rendler, N., Franklin, K., Wiggins, M., & Braun, S. I. (April 2014). Implementation of a 4-week balance protocol to impact quality of life in cancer patients. 2014 CERCA, Eau Claire, WI.
  • Barnard, M., Madolimov, E., Wszleski, J., & Braun, S. I. (April 2014). The effects of bilateral Kinesiotape application on vertical jump and broad jump. 2014 CERCA, Eau Claire, WI.
  • Quednow, J., M., Sedlak, T., Meier, J., & Braun, S. I. (April 2014). The effects of high intensity interval-based Kettlebells and Battle rope training on grip strength and body composition in college-aged adults. 2014 CERCA, Eau Claire, WI.
  • Bils, Z. D., Lorring, B., Olson, M., & Braun, S. I. (April 2014). The effects of Graston technique on the quadriceps strength and fatigue in Division III football players. 2014 CERCA, Eau Claire, WI.
  • Wolf, S. M., Grancorvitz, S., Ringold, B., Wallace, K., Reilly, M., Galbraith, D., Fischer, M., & Braun, S. I. (April 2014). Objectively-measured sedentary behavior and metabolic risk among office workers. 2014 CERCA, Eau Claire, WI.
  • Ard, J. (April 2016). The effect of high-intensity vs. traditional resistance training on fasting blood glucose and resting blood pressure in sedentary young adults. 2016 Northland Chapter Regional Conference of American College of Sports Medicine, St. Cloud, MN.
  • Sampson, J., Mercier, E., Zuck, B., Veldhuizen, K., & Geiger D. (April 2016). Feasibility of 5-minute worksite exercise programming in university office workers. 2016 Northland Chapter Regional Conference of American College of Sports Medicine, St. Cloud, MN.
  • Nell, A., Sorensen, J., Albrecht, K., Kompelien, A., & Aschenbrenner, R. (April 2015). Impact of non-training physical activity on menstrual dysfunction in collegiate cross-country runners. 2015 Posters in the Rotunda, Madison, WI.
  • Heinecke, M. & Theusen, S. (March 2015). Graston technique on shoulder motion in overhead athletes. 2015 Annual Conference of Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association, Wheeling, IL.
  • Braun, S. I., Kompelien, A., Nell, A., & Johnson, M. (May 2016). Varying bouts of occupational sitting on metabolic risk factors in office workers. 2016 National Conference of American College of Sports Medicine, Boston, MA.
  • Glaser, M., Baugher, A., Bowker, T., & Geiger, K. (April 2016). The effects of off-ice vs. on-ice hockey training on acceleration, speed, and top speed in division III women's ice hockey players. 2016 National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Asheville, NC.
  • Peterson, K., Chase-Jacobus, K., Burtis, M., Shilts, N., & Dobbertin, M. (April 2016). Individual vs. group balance training incorporating yoga movements on balance in middle-age and older adults. 2016 NCUR, Asheville, NC.
  • Tassoul, T., Beaupre, M., Elsing, M., & LeMire, P. (April 2016). Effects of the Graston technique on overhead throwing velocity in collegiate baseball players. 2016 NCUR, Asheville, NC.
  • Braun, S., Janot, J., Hess, J., Fern, S., Dessecker, D., & Roshell. (May 2015). Impact of 8-wk resistance band training on scapular mobility in div3 softball players. 2015 Annual Conference of American College of Sports Medicine, San Diego, CA.
  • Vande Linde, R. J., Braun, S. I., Kim, Y., Kang, M., & Morgan, D. W. (May 2015). Reliability of sedentary behavior record in older adults. 2015 Annual Conference of American College of Sports Medicine, San Diego, CA.
  • Fischer, M. A., Ringold, B., Grancorvitz, S., Wolf, S., Wallace, K., Reilly, M., & Galbraith, D. (April 2015). Objectively-measured sedentary behavior and metabolic indices among University office workers. 2015 National Conference of Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA.
  • Hischke, M., Calhoun, K., Begalke, B., Gaedtke, K., Monjeau, M., & Stow, R. (April 2015). Correlation between discrepancies in hip range of motion and lower extremity power performance in college students. 2015 NCUR, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA.
  • Menges, L., Haney, D., Krupnow, A., Larson, A., & Winter, C. (April 2015). Effects of gluteus medius strengthening exercises on hip abduction strength in active adults. 2015 NCUR, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA.
  • Stone, A, M., Doherty, S. M., Malley, L. K., Meister, M. A., Janot, J. M., Johnson, M. J., Braun, S. I. (April 2015). Increased energy expenditure in a modified versus traditional college classroom setting. 2015 NCUR, Eastern Washington University, Cheney, WA.
  • Murphy, S., Ho, C., Hooge, C., Jaskolski, K., Stow, B., & Ishikawa, S. (April 2014). The acute effects of Graston technique on power, work, and torque output in collegiate female track and field athletes. 2014 National Conference of Undergraduate Research, Lexington, KY.
  • Berens, A., Doro, K., Heiman, M., Bredle, D., & Ishikawa, S. (April 2014). Association between posture and pulmonary function in middle age and older adults. 2014 National Conference of Undergraduate Research, Lexington, KY.
  • Brown, M., Diede, E., Lube, L., Rebman, M., Wiggins, M., & Ishikawa, S. (April 2014). Relationship between self-reported quality of life and lifestyle in post-treatment breast cancer patients as reported by accelerometry. 2014 National Conference of Undergraduate Research, Lexington, KY.
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