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 from 2021

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Athlete Perspectives of Playing-Time Selection Communication in Collegiate Team Sport, Anna Bottino

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Phenomenological Reflections of Trauma Survivors on Healing through Yoga, Abigail Chirokas

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The Role of Occupational Therapy in the Prevention and Management of Chronic Conditions at a Free Primary Care Clinic, Ruth Cohen

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Understanding the Use of Occupation-Based Services in the Acute Care Setting, Matthew Darby

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An Interpretative Phenomeonological Analysis of Black Female Student-Athletes’ Experiences with Microaggressions and Percieved Perception of Body Image, Jessica E. Jones

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Exploring Occupational Therapists' and Teacher Aides' Collaboration in a School Based Setting, Cassandra J. Kiechle

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Mommy or Me: Perceptions of Mothers with Postpartum Depression on Occupational Disruption and Role Conflict, Kasey R. Levin

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Equine Assisted Services for Autistic Adolescents: The Lived Experience, Emily Mahoney

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The Effects of Privacy on Self-Reported Depression in Athletes, Chloe Ouellet-Pizer

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Lucid for Mixed Septet, Nicholas J. Villane

Theses from 2020

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The Reliability of Countermovement Jump Variables When Measured Using a Cell Phone App, Dakota Brovero

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Parenting as Occupation: Occupational Therapists’ Perspectives on Working with Parents in Mental Health, Mary Catherine Carter

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The Effect of Ballistic Training on Punch Kinetics and Endurance in Trained Boxers, George R.S. Crouch

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Influential Coaching: An Exploratory Study of What Collegiate Swimmers Perceive to be Most Important, Jasmine Kierra Haas

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Predictors of Resilience in Collegiate Student-Athletes, Kelly Meyer

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Resettlement as a Complex System: Perceived supports and barriers of Occupational Therapists, Hana Motoki

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Individuals with Substance Use Disorders: Lived Experiences, Perceptions of Daily Life, and Behavioral Health Services, Roshni Patel

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Pawsitive Purpose: The Impact of Autism Assistance Dogs on Levels of Participation and Engagement in Occupations of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder, Morgan Starkweather

Theses from 2019

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Look for the Signs: Occupational Therapists’ Experiences with Deaf Culture, Kelsey Englerth

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Power Characteristics of Conventional and Hexagonal Barbell Jump Squats, Josh Kieffer

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Gender as an Occupation: The Role of OT in the Transgender Community, Jamie Kimelstein

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Virtual vs. Reality: Comparing Resistance Exercise Session Efficacy Using a Fitness App or a Fitness Professional, Matthew William Limoges

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Supporting People’s Right to Participate in the Community: OT Practitioner Perspectives, Emily McLane

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Daily Melatonin Supplementation Influence on Body Composition and Sleep Quality over an Eight-Week Experimental Trial, Nathan Oakes

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Activities of Daily Dying: Perspectives from Occupational Therapists in Hospice Care, Hannah Schaefer

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The Effect of Canines on Athletes in an Athletic Training Room with an Emphasis on Hegemonic Masculinity, Paige Sokoloff

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The Effects of a Sleep Extension on Reactive Strength and Decision Making in Agility Tasks, Michael Wenger

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The Relationship Between Peer-Servant Leadership, Team Cohesion, And Social Identity in Intercollegiate Athletes, Justin T. Worley

Theses from 2018

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Exploring Predictors of the Coach-Athlete Relationship: Passion, Perfectionism, and Leadership Behaviors, Shelby N. Anderson

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The Effects of an Indoor Rock Climbing Program on High School Aged Students with Developmental Disabilities, Nicole Biatowas

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Exploring Domain-Specific Perfectionism: Do Excelling Student-Athletes Differ in Perfectionism than their Teammates?, Zachary C. McCarver

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Active Recovery vs. Cold Water Immersion with Neoprene for Exercise Recovery, Edward Mussi Jr.

Theses from 2017

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Superstition in Sport: A Phenomenological Study, Danyel del Rosario

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Recruiting for Mental Toughness: A Qualitative examination of Division I Coaches Perspectives when Evaluating Prospective Student-Athletes, Sydney A. Masters

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The Effect of Foam Rolling Duration on Subsequent Power Performance, Jake Phillips

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Psychological Predictors of Injury in Division III Collegiate Student-Athletes, Jacob Raymond Schlierf

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The Effects of Yoga on Occupational Therapy Students: A Pilot Study, BrieLynn Hanna Sturm

Theses 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 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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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