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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Comparison of three base stealing techniques in Division I collegiate baseball players, Sean Boss Open Access Thesis

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Differences in landing impulses between the traditional and swing blocking style in volleyball, Jana Geertruida Braakhuis Open Access Thesis

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Evaluating the ability of a synthetic model knee to mimic varying degrees of anterior cruciate ligament integrity, Megan P. Brady Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Female athletes' perceptions towards alcohol and performance: a psychological approach, Stephanie Dalmacio Open Access Thesis

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The effect of ice bag application on musculoskeletal pain during application, Daniel John Drees Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The immediate effects of thearapeutic taping on musculoskeletal pain, Aaron Michael Krejci Open Access Thesis

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Campus recreation and its impact on grade point average and retention rates, Kristina M. Leen Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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The effect of intermittent pneumatic compression on the management of pain associated with delayed onset muscle soreness, Ashley Kay Lindahl Open Access Thesis

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The role of rhythm step on pro-agility test performance in Division I football players, Panayiotis Papadopoulos Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Biomechanical differences in the weightlifting snatch between successful and unsuccessful lifts, Jack Rummells Open Access Thesis

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Mothers-to-mothers health promotion model: Evaluating long-term impact of a cascading approach to health promotion in Mozambique, Halkeno Terfasa Tura Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Pride and motivational tendencies in Division I athletes after injury, Andrew George Vereen Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Perfectionism and fear of failure in relation to injury occurence and rehabilitation behaviors, Pamela Jean Westendorf Thesis (UNI Access Only)

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Gender differences in social support during injury rehabilitation, Chelsey Ann Bruns Open Access Thesis

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The acute effects of multiple resisted sled-pull loads on subsequent sprint-running performances, Carl Stephen Crouse Open Access Thesis

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The impact of student organizations on the development of core competencies, Stanley Somtochukwu Ebede Open Access Thesis

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The variation of center of mass excursion within and between innings and its relationship to pitched ball velocity in collegiate softball players, Leah Renee Embrey Open Access Thesis

Examining levels of physical activity and social capital: The associations of trust and social support for physical activity, Kristine Marie Fleming Dissertation (Electronic Copy Not Available)

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Perceived effects of family status changes on male collegiate outdoor recreation coordinators, Andrew K. Martin Open Access Dissertation

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Constraints to leisure participation within the Bosnian population in a small Midwestern community, Aldin Muhamedagic Dissertation (UNI Access Only)

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Collegiate athletes' perceptions of social support and athletic trainer-coach conflict, Nathan Newman Open Access Dissertation

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Hair stylists' reflections on their role as lay health educators: A qualitative analysis, Addie Jo Rasmusson Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The role of compliance during in-season training on self-selected training intensity in Division-I FCS college football players, Frank Romanazzi Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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A comparison of hip and knee torques produced during a maximal effort full and partial back squat, Jordan Alexander Williams Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Reducing child neglect in Linn County Iowa utilizing the public health model, Jennifer April Barnett Open Access Thesis

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Relationship between weight-related teasing and levels of physical activity, Piroska Boros Open Access Thesis

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Assessing the added value of the Blue Zones designation on employee health status, Ashton DeMoss Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Effectiveness of Preschool Lessons for Active Youngsters (PLAY) curriculum on the gross motor development and physical activity level of preschool children, Karyn K. Finn Open Access Thesis

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Outcomes of global service-learning: A content analysis of student reflection essays in Camp Adventure child and youth services, Kasee Fuller Open Access Dissertation

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3D variability in ball toss and impact location for tennis serves in collegiate female players, Javier Ignacio Hervas Open Access Thesis

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A case study: Sex education in mainline Protestant denominations, Alexa Jo Juhl Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Effects of a short term mental skills training program on mental toughness, Mitchell Edward Mleziva Open Access Thesis

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The effect of soft tissue oscillation therapy on the management of pain associated with delayed onset muscle soreness, Jenifer Ann Shoultz Open Access Thesis

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The economic impacts of annual community festivals: A case of the Sturgis Falls Celebration, 2013, Chelsea Mae Tolle Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Immediate Heart Rate Feedback, Self-Efficacy, and Feeling States in a Vigorous Exercise Setting, Kelsey Lynn Arganbright Open Access Thesis

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Longitudinal analysis of perceived body image, sport commitment, burnout, and athletic injury, Erik Chaouch Open Access Thesis

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Perceptions of dimensions of service quality and recreational benefits in collegiate recreational sports programs, Christopher Berne Denison Open Access Dissertation

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Aquatic strategies and techniques and their benefit on children with autism, James G. Hall Open Access Dissertation

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Acute effect of postactivation potentiation versus dynamic stretching plus postactivation potentiation on countermovement vertical jump performance, Daniel John Hammes Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The Effect of Perturbation on Interface and Intramuscular Temperatures During an Ice Water Immersion, Andrew Dean Jedlicka Open Access Thesis

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Preferences Toward Gender of Coach and Perceptions of Roles of Basketball Coaches, Jacqueline Lee Kalin Open Access Thesis

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Perceptions of coaching efficacy from the coaches', parents', and athletes' perspectives, Wade Previn Kooiman Dissertation (UNI Access Only) 2015 Award

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PROMIS physical function item bank v. 1.0: Validity of physical function assessment for athletic training clientele, Leif Philip Madsen Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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Comparison of immediate myofascial pressure release treatment effects among active and latent trigger points, Chelsea M. Morris Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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The effects of heel elevation and fatigue on torso inclination during the barbell back squat, Michael James Neppel Thesis (UNI Access Only)

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A description of swing parameters and their relationship to in game batting performance in Division I softball players, Cassandra Reilly-Boccia Thesis (UNI Access Only) 2015 Award

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Effect of limb circumference on intramuscular cooling during and following an ice bag application after exercise, Marcus A. Sojka Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Destination attractiveness of the Silos and Smokestacks National Heritage Area, Puyong Choi Open Access Dissertation 2007 Award

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Gender Differences in Maximal Aerobic Capacity in Trained Junior Triathletes, Carson Elliott Christen Open Access Thesis

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Managing the Economic Crisis in the Nonprofit Sector, Amy Ranae Costliow Open Access Thesis

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Comparing Freshmen and Transfer Student-Athletes to Returning Student Athletes on Stress, Social Support, Anxiety, and Injury Risk, Emily Link Open Access Thesis

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Perceptions of the Motivational Climate, Athletic Identity, and Sport Ethic in Relation to Athletic Injury, Katie Lynn Luzum Open Access Thesis

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Disordered eating habits and extreme weight loss techniques in collegiate wrestlers: A qualitative analysis, Jaime Marie Mayer Open Access Thesis 2008 Award

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Disordered Eating Habits and Extreme Weight Loss Techniques in Collegiate Wrestlers: A Qualitative Analysis, Jaime Marie Mayer Open Access Thesis

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Career Cruising impact on the self efficacy of deciding majors, Anthony William Smothers Open Access Dissertation

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Development of an ankle function model, Kelli R. Snyder Open Access Dissertation 2001 Award

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Knowledge, Attitudes, and Beliefs About HIV/Aids Among Central African Immigrants Who Live in Cedar Rapids, IA, Natalie M. Sugira Open Access Thesis

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A study of cultural orientation and attitudes and meaning toward play: A cross cultural investigation among emerging adulthood in the People Republic of China, Hong Kong, and United States, Winnie Wing-Sze Wong Open Access Dissertation 2011 Award

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Reliability and Sensitivity of Physical Activity Under Free-Living Conditions as a Measure of Function Following Ankle and Foot Injuries, Lisa Nicole Bengtson Open Access Thesis

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The Effects of Bat Velocity and Bat Quickness on Offensive Statistical Performance in NCAA Division I Female Softball Players, Thomas Manford Flack Open Access Thesis

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Analysis of Selected Team Performance Measures and Their Correlation With Game Outcome in 1-AA College Football, John Paul Hildebrand Open Access Thesis

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The value of leisure in coping with natural disaster: A case study in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, Germaine Jackson Open Access Dissertation

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A Descriptive Study of the Leadership Behaviors of NCAA Division I and II Head Basketball Coaches as They Pertain to the Path-Goal Theory, Troy Curtis Muilenburg Open Access Thesis

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A Study of the Relationship Between Mental Toughness and Success in College Basketball, Nathan T. Oakland Open Access Thesis

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Administration Response of Nonprofit Organizations Due to the 2007-2009 Recession, Kelsey Belle Marie Wegner Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

The development of a Leisure and Life Satisfaction Scale for Outpatient (LLSSOP) leisure activity programs in Iowa, Li-Ming Chiang Dissertation (Electronic Copy Not Available)

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Parental Influences on Children’s Physical Activity, Molly Eshelman Open Access Thesis

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A comparative study of the organizational culture of CAPRA accredited and non-accredited municipal park and recreation agencies, John E. Farland Open Access Dissertation

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A glance backwards: An analysis of youth resiliency through autoethnographical and life history lenses, Toney Bissett Ford Open Access Dissertation

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Understanding environmental health disparities of Roma populations in Romania, Jennifer L. Hall Open Access Dissertation

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Impact of the Iowa smoke-free ban among the college students of the University of Northern Iowa, Jean Marie Vianney Hirwa Kavamahanga Open Access Thesis

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The Effect of Lower Body Warm Water Immersion and Submaximal Exercise on Hamstring Extensibility, Annica Ava-Gaye Morrison Open Access Thesis

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The Effect of Crushed Ice Quantity on Interface and Intramuscular Temperatures During and Following Immersion, Christopher James Nelson Open Access Thesis

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Psychosocial Correlates of Physical Activity Among School Aged Children, Elizabeth Nicklay Open Access Thesis

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Motivation factors as indicators of academic achievement: A comparative study of student-athletes and non-athletes academic and social motivation, Jonell Pedescleaux Open Access Dissertation

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Leisure and aging: A content analysis of leisure textbooks and leisure academic journal articles, Leila Rod-Welch Open Access Dissertation

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Risk-taking propensity and its relationship to achievement motivation among selected municipal parks and recreation directors in the state of Iowa, Jiangong (Brad) Tan Open Access Dissertation

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Psychological Predictors of Athletic Injury, Sarah Marie Ulrich Open Access Thesis

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Leisure: Definitions, Patterns, and Constraints: A Study of University Students in China, Shisi Zhou Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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The Relationship Between Cardiovascular Fitness and Risk Factors of Type 2 Diabetes in Adults, La Toshia Burrell Open Access Thesis

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Assessment of Sustainability of Rural Tourism Villages in Southeastern China Using Sustainable Tourism Development Indicators, Tang Chen Open Access Thesis

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Understanding Parental Involvement in Youth Sports Through the Concept of Serious Leisure, Greta Marie Giese Open Access Thesis

Application of health promotion theoretical approaches to changing recycling behaviors and assessing participation rates augumented with GIS/GPS among targeted populations, Israel Gabriel Msengi Dissertation (Electronic Copy Not Available) 2010 Award

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The Application of Bok’s Undergraduate Educational Framework in the Analysis and Acquisition of Core Competencies Among Camp Adventure Youth Services Seasonal Staff, Bin Ruan Open Access Thesis

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Examining the Intrinsic Motivational Level of Task and Ego Goal Oriented Athletes in the XL Sports Acceleration Program, Kira Melisa Werstein Open Access Thesis

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Exploring the relationship between parent beliefs and athletes' perceptions: A sport commitment approach, Heather M. DeWaard Open Access Thesis 2009 Award

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Season Long Evaluation of Relationships Between Several Variables and Hitting Efficiency in Four Division I Volleyball Players, Patricia Raelyn Dietz Open Access Thesis

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Deliberative democratic practices in tourism planning: Towards a model of participatory community tourism planning, Oksana Grybovych Open Access Dissertation

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Development and Validation of a Movement and Activity in Physical Space (MAPS) Score as a Functional Outcome Measure, Stephen Duane Herrmann Open Access Thesis

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The Heart Rate Response of 5th Grade Students to Various Physical Education Activities, Mark Jungmann Open Access Thesis

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Does Motor Skill Level Affect Physical Activity-Related Self-Efficacy and Enjoyment in Third Grade Students?, Rachel Kautzky-Braley Open Access Thesis

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Allergies in University of Northern Iowa College Students, Lisa Krausman Open Access Thesis

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Population Based Estimates of Medial Ulnar Collateral Ligament Injury, Samantha Lynne Sweet Open Access Thesis

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Relationships Among Physical Activity Knowledge, Perceived Importance of Physical Activity, and Physical Activity Behaviors of College Students, Trent W. Tangen Open Access Thesis

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Perspectives of change: Municipal park and recreation directors perceptions of the importance of specified organizational goals 1983–2008, Daniel Archie Wheeler Open Access Dissertation

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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The Effects of the NutriActive Healthy Experience Intervention on Nutrition Knowledge in Kindergarten and First Grade Students, Jennifer Marie Bruss Open Access Thesis

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Estimating the economic impact of tourism: A comparative analysis of Albania, Croatia, the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia and Greece, Arjana Çela Open Access Dissertation

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The Effect of Three Rest Intervals After a High Intensity Training Protocol on Speed and Strength Variables in Division I Track and Field Sprinters and Jumpers, Eric Lee Hanenberger Open Access Thesis

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An analysis of coaching efficacy in volunteer soccer coaches, Christopher Lee Kowalski Open Access Dissertation

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Differences in Junior High, High School, and College Coaches’ Self-Perceptions of Behavior, Scott D. Salthun Open Access Thesis