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Exercise and Sport Science

Senior Theses

Every Carthage student is required to submit a senior thesis or capstone project to demonstrate their mastery of their chosen area of study.


  • Realationships between strength among division III football Players — Galvin Hoops
  • Elevation Training Mask and Endurance — Zachary Minda
  • Strength differences from 2015 to 2017 Football — Christian Rice
  • Stress among Yoga and HIIT participants — Alexandara Paulusik



  • Suneed Ahmed '19 presents his senior thesis on Comparison Between Body Measurements and Event for...The Effectiveness of Summer Soccer Camp Training in Increasing Speed in Young Players — Charles Earner
  • Burnout in Female Athletes — Myeisha Arnold
  • Which major football lift correlates most with sprint speed? — James Cobbs
  • The effects of pre-workout on basketball down and back sprints — Brandon Elliott
  • The Relationship between Power and Dynamic Warm Up — Eric Freeman
  • Whole Body Vibrations Impact on Maximal Countermovement Jump Height — Ronald Grazian
  • Correlation between max squat, vertical jump, and sprint performance in division 3 football players. — Niko Messino
  • Bilateral Strength Asymmetry Following Femoroacetabular Impingement Injury of a Collegiate Football Player — Kristyn Nelson
  • The Relationship between Spring and Vertical Jump Performance — Kasey Raymond
  • Bilateral Strength Asymmetry Changes Following ACL Injury — Kamal Shasi
  • The Impact of Rest Periods on Repeated Sprint Performance — Dezerene Tilmon
  • How Does Repeated Sprint Ability Correlate with Fatigue? — London Townsend
  • Physical Therapy Improves Quality of Life — Marissa Ursu
  • Impact of Spring Break on a Strength Endurance Phase of Resistance Training Among Division III Women’s Soccer Players — Austin West


  • Relationship Between Lean Body Mass and Performance Variables in NCAA Division III Football Players — Leo Arvanitakis
  • A collection of statistical models used to analyze if people’s exercise category level affects their stress levels in college — Liz Bailon
  • A Comparison of Running Performance in High School and College Female Soccer Players — Kathy Celebre
  • A Comparison of Rushing Yards and Carries in the Top NFL Running Backs — Dan DiMaria
  • A Study of Lower Body and Overall Strength in Correlation to 40-Yard Dash Speed — Dan Figueroa
  • Charlie Earner '19 presents his senior thesis on The Effectiveness of Summer Soccer Camp Training...Relationship of Strength and Pitching Velocity in Collegiate Baseball Players — Nick Heniff
  • Relationship Between Change of Direction, Standing Broad Jump and Tennis Performance — Lukasz Jaworski
  • Dominant Hand Grip Strength in Relation to Different Elbow Positions — Sara Kalter
  • An Analysis of the Prevalence of Distorted Eating Habits Among Athletes and Non-athletes — Emily Knurek
  • Comparison of Different Deadlift Grips and Correlation to Grip Strength — Boyd Mackenzie
  • Cooper Test Scores in DIII Men’s Soccer Players — Sahr Mahoney
  • Correlation between Force output and Throwing Distance — Jacob Menard
  • Bilateral Defecit Study — Jennifer Michuda
  • The Use of Chiropractic Care to Improve Low Back Pain — Jaina Parat
  • Will athletes learn new skills better with just verbal cues or with verbal cues and a demonstration of the skill — Ellen Penticoff
  • Relationship Between Anthropometrics and Performance Among Sprint and Distance Swimmers — Erik Pinter
  • Relationship Between Max Strength and Jump Performance Among Division III College Men’s Volleyball Players — Kyle Robinson
  • The effects of the Power Clean Exercise on Sprint and VJ — Kyle Rochau
  • Effect of Carbohydrate Rinse on Strength and Power Output — Nick Santos
  • An Analytical Case Study of the relationship between maximal Sprinting Speed and Squatting strength in 77 collegiate football Players — Kenneth Simpson
  • Acute Effects of Carbohydrate Mouth Rinse on Maximal Muscular Performance — Andrew Telshow
  • Training Volume & Performance Relationships In Female Cross Country Runners — Alanna Varnas
  • A Short-Term Study on the Effects Yoga Training has on Volleyball Players — Emily Wild
  • Peak Power Output Changes with Sitting, Standing, and Aerodynamic Cycling Positions — Tyler Young
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