This series contains masters' theses produced by Ithaca College students. The disciplines represented include physical education, exercise and sport sciences, occupational therapy, physical therapy, communications and music.

The most recent theses are born digital and are loaded as they were submitted. Earlier theses have been digitized by library staff; abstract excerpts have been added for some theses.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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The attitudes and knowledge of residential treatment center staff members working with adolescents who have experienced trauma, Michelle Denison

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An Exploration of College Students with Diagnosed Mental Disorder's Use of Everyday Technology, Matthew Deveau

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Occupational Therapists’ Racial and Ethnic Attitudes: A Replication Study, Susan Giarratano

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The Abdominal Musculature and Cycling Performance, Tamara Meuwissen

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The Role of Fear of Failure in Competitive Anxiety and the Mediating Role of 2 x 2 Achievement Goals in Female High School and Collegiate Runners, Kayla M. Wilt

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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The effect of exercise combined with meditation on blood pressure, Adi Amit

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Understanding Therapists' Use of Play with Children with Life Threatening Conditions: A Qualitative Study, Rachel Bambrick

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The role of occupational therapy in corrections settings., Rebecca Bradbury

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'Pouring everything that you are': Musician experiences of optimal performances, Jessica Ford

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The Struggle is Real for large ensemble, Brendan Fox

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Is Behaving Sustainably Related to Subjective Well-being?, Shawna Jordon

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The effectiveness of back squats and depth jumps on eliciting postactivation potentiation, Julie Landrigan

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"Concerto Artesanal" for Cello and mixed ensemble, Felipe Nieto-Sáchica

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The role of mentoring in the advancement of women in coaching, Lauren Schoenberger

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Small farmers' awareness of body mechanics and assistive technology, Katherine A. Behrens

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Official youth soccer club philosophies: experiences of coaches, players, and parents, Nathan Bell

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The relationship between body mass index and percent body fat in masters level competitive athletes, Michael A. Fitzpatrick IV

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The Mount'N Mover Mounting system: a consumer-centered approach to assistive technology outcomes., Adam Kinney

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The impact of perceived psychosocial performance related symptoms of college musicians, Sophie E. Leeds

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Effects of theta-frequency binaural beats on post-exercise recovery and stress responsivity, Patrick McConnell

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Repeated post-activation potentiation (PAP) effect on sprint performance, Tristan McLaren

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Manipulation of attention focus in long jumpers to enhance performance and coaching instructions, Jacquelyn Mendes

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Perceptions of mothering, early intervention, and family-centered care, Angelina Mirabella

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Sensory processing of individuals who have experienced sexual assault, Andrea Muffly

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A study assessing cyclists' experiences using imagery to enhance self-efficacy., Colleen Sager

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The examination of self-talk and cognitive anxiety among collegiate athletes., Julia K. Spak

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"I'm still molding myself into the person I want to be": an interpretative phenomenological analysis of physical activity within the transition to adulthood, William Way

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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The effect of music playlist tempo on self-paced running, mood, and attentional focus tendencies., Kristopher Bly

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Reactive agility, core strength, balance, and soccer performance, Kaitlin Dolan

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Interpersonal relationships and the association with athlete's motivation, self-efficacy and fear of failure, Lisa Holt

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Thoughtfully selected : case study analysis of brick and mortar, e-commerce, and blended retailers, Rory Raabe

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Creating a new typology within the crisis communication field, Alexis Rosamilia

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Occupational therapy and multiple sclerosis a study to determine use and perceived need of services, Jaime Seamans

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Physical and performance correlates of agility in tennis players, Himani Sood

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Effect of antioxidant supplement on performance in rowers, Ankitkumar Trivedi

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String Quartet, Alex Yoder

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Occupational Balance: A Time Use Study of Industrial Shift Workers, Jennifer N. Langenberg

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Exercise dependence and body image in endurance athletes, Maria Proshutina

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The relationship of driving status and community mobility to health, quality of life, and perceived autonomy in senior citizens, Sara Ruggiero

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Examination of current VO2max criteria and the necessity of a verification phase following a maximal incremental ramp test to confirm VO2max, Sarah Simunovich

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Behaviors in Children with Sensory Processing Disorder during Health and Mild Illness, Chandra Wolfram-Little

Theses/Dissertations from 2010

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Energy Expenditure of Structural Firefighters During a Typical Work Shift, Kimberly J. Affeldt

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Manipulating the Extent of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness, Ankita Dubey

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Body Satisfaction and Self Esteem: A Qualitative Case Study of a Female Collegiate Athlete with Eating Disorders, Shira Pope

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The effect of betaine on nitric oxide and cardiovascular response to exercise, J. Luke Pryor

Theses/Dissertations from 2009

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A Qualitative case study of an NCAA division III female tennis player's self-regulation prior to, during, and after a singles tennis match, Lilyana T. Mladenova

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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The influence of sleep and exercise on cognitive function in college-aged students, Thomasita Collins-Reynolds

Theses/Dissertations from 2007

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The effect of cycling cadence on the cycle-run transition in triathletes, Sharon L. Fitzgerald

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Sex differences in central and peripheral factors of skeletal muscle fatigue, Sally A. Gore

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Parenting styles and self-confidence in high-level youth figure skaters, Sarah J. Rowland

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A qualitative investigation of the impact of mothers, peers, and coaches on eating disorders in female student-athletes, Amanda Smith

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The role of team members treating burn-injured clients while pressure garments are prescribed, Allison Leigh Turk

Theses/Dissertations from 2006

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The effects of mirrors on perceived exercise intensity, Sarah Anderson

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Heart rate measurements after group exercise, Dinesh John

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Obesity, stigma, and occupational therapy, Karen Leemhuis

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An analysis of motor coordination in fit versus less fit young adult males, Joshua M. McCaig

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Effects of the menstrual cycle on strength and power in female collegiate athletes, Christine A. Nabinger

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The role of meditation in psychosocial occupational therapy, Bianca Agata Palombizio

Theses/Dissertations from 2005

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Collaborative care education in professional entry-level occupational therapy programs, Janira Arce

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The effects of domestic violence on women's occupations, Brooke L. Arsenault

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Factors that influence the confidence of elite Junior Olympic female volleyball players, Carolyn Bell

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Comparison of rowing on a stationary and dynamic ergometer, Aaron Benson

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Effectiveness of touch therapy in decreasing self-stimulatory and off-task behavior in children with autism, Neva Fisher

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The role of occupation in the treatment of hand conditions, Stacy M. Landau

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The motivation of America's best professional competition rock climber: a qualitative case study, Joshua J. Lifrak

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Cognitive and behavioral factors preceding an athlete's current sport season following a previous season ending injury, Riley Nickols

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Who is caring for the caregiver? : a descriptive occupational therapy study, Kelly Potter

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Play and kindergarten performance, Sabra Vachon

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Comparing energy expenditure between the treadmill and elliptical trainer, Brian Patrick Wallace

Theses/Dissertations from 2004

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Using heart rate recovery rate to predict vo₂max, Mostafa Afifi

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The effects of combined elastic-free weight resistance training in experienced athletes, Corey Edward Anderson

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Energy expenditure during physical education and recess : effect on concentration, Rebecca Simpson Bartlett

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Benefits of a dance program for women survivors of breast cancer, Jill Dennis

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Pencil grasp comparisons among Hispanic and Anglo-American preschoolers, ages three to five, Tomasina Victoria Harper

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The specificity of learning hypothesis: the effects of altering stimulus conditions, Siang Lee Hong

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Predicting maximal vo² in exercise-induced asthmatics using albuterol, Kerry A. Kerfoot

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Perceptions about the work environment and stress levels for occupational therapy professionals working with adults with developmental disabilities, Elizabeth A. Kreiling

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Psychological well being of athletes with acquired and congenital body structure and/or function impairments, Eliesha Marie Lovell

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Social play in early childhood, Amber Marie Matteson

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The effects of androstenedione supplementation on testosterone levels, exercise performance, and mood in older males, Samantha J. Pannier

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Level II fieldwork educators' familiarity, knowledge, comprehension, utilization, and value of evidence-based practice, Alisha Picarsic

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Client-centered evaluation in American occupational therapy, Lauren Roth

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Spirituality and occupational therapy, Rebecca Susanne Wurm

Theses/Dissertations from 2003

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Fear of failure: an exploratory study of Division III student-athletes, Cristen Robin Halladay

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A comparison of teacher behavior and student involvement of athletes and non-athletes in high school physical education, Brian E. Hill

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The perception of indoor and outdoor exercise environments and their effect on mood states, heart rate, and running time, Sarah E. Hooper

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Adolescents in caregiving homes, Jennifer Iglthaler

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The effects of immediate supervisory feedback using audiocuing on the interaction between students and preservice physical education teachers, John McNally

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Who wants to be an occupational therapist?, Scott McNeil

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Parental factors contributing to childhood obesity, Jennifer L. Miner

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The effect of competition and opponent gender on the performance of a graded exercise test, Jennifer J. Peck

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A cultural comparison of physical fitness in multi-sport and single-sport athletes, Masaya Sakihana

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Living through a season-ending injury : an exploratory study, Rex R. Vogan II

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The effect of self-evaluation maintenance on friendship choices and cohesion in sport, Charlotte Wahlin

Theses/Dissertations from 2002

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The effects of periodic prompting on preservice physical education teachers' teaching behaviors, Erika Backus

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Flow experiences of participants in adaptive skiing programs, Diane Ruth Barras

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Influences on school readiness skills: a look at play activities, Jillian Bergeron

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A study of physical environmental features of neonatal intensive care units, Marissa D. Brown

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Occupation based constraint-induced movement therapy, Simon A. Carson

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The effect of occupational therapy curriculum on students' attitudes toward mental illness, Deborah Ann Ferris