Once a semester the Department of Kinesiology holds a special two-part event, the Student Awards Day Luncheon and Student Research Day.

Student Awards Day is a departmental recognition of our graduating seniors and of those outstanding students who have earned special recognition such as earning a scholarship. Also, it's our tradition to gather our graduating class after the Awards presentation for a class photo.

Student Research Day is a showcase of the results of student research in the department, both undergraduate and graduate. Students give poster presentations to a roving panel of Kinesiology Faculty. The faculty panel then has the difficult task of choosing two undergraduate posters and two graduate posters as the "best of show" which are recognized in a short ceremony at the end of the Research Day program.

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  • Queen's College Step Test and Its Validity of VO(2max) Prediction on Young Healthy Females 

    Newland, Aaron; Nguyen, Kevin (The University of Texas at ArlingtonDepartment of Kinesiology, 2018-12)
    INTRODUCTION: The Queen's college step test (QCT) is a submaximal exercise test that is used to measure cardiorespiratory fitness. The test consists of 3 minutes of stepping up and down on a 15-inch step at a set rate of ...
  • The Relationship of Maximal Aerobic Capacity and Body Fat Percentage in Athletes and Non-Athletes 

    Mendoza, Sandra; Williams, RJ (The University of Texas at ArlingtonDepartment of Kinesiology, 2018-12)
    INTRODUCTION: Maximal oxygen consumption (VO2max) is the maximum capacity of the body to transport and utilize oxygen during incremental exercise. The relative units are expressed as milliliters of oxygen per kilogram of ...
  • The Effect Time of Day has on Maximal Exercise 

    Isuo, Maurice; Edwards, Aliceson (The University of Texas at ArlingtonDepartment of Kinesiology, 2018-12)
    INTRODUCTION: The circadian rhythm, also known as sleep/wake cycle, is a cycle that is constantly running as long as you are alive. The circadian rhythm is on a 24-hour clock that cycles between sleepiness and alertness ...
  • The Ergogenic Effects of Caffeine on Submaximal Exercise 

    Kellner, Matthew; Gallardo, Angel (The University of Texas at ArlingtonDepartment of Kinesiology, 2018-12)
    INTRODUCTION: Caffeine is a very abundant substance in society and is commonly found in coffee, tea, soft drinks, pre-workout drinks, and many others. This substance is a central nervous system stimulator which was found ...
  • The Effects of Ginger Supplementation on Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness 

    Contreraz, Alyssa (The University of Texas at ArlingtonDepartment of Kinesiology, 2018-12)
    INTRODUCTION: Delayed onset muscle soreness (DOMS) peaks 24 to 48 hours after eccentric exercise. DOMS is characterized by increased pain, decreased range of motion, decreased strength, and inflammation to the working ...
  • Effects of Glucose Supplementation and Submaximal Exercise on Short-Term Memory Recall 

    Abughoush, Insaf; Cloud, Jane (The University of Texas at ArlingtonDepartment of Kinesiology, 2018-12)
    INTRODUCTION: Short-term memory recall is the ability to hold a limited amount of information easily accessible by the brain. Research has shown the positive trends of increased memory through aerobic exercise and regular ...
  • The Short Term Effects of L-Arginine on Blood Lactate Levels and Performance During Submaximal Exercise 

    Wong, Evelyn; Carter, Victoria (The University of Texas at ArlingtonDepartment of Kinesiology, 2018-12)
    INTRODUCTION: L-arginine is a non-essential amino acid that is precursor to synthesizing Nitric Oxide (NO). It is responsible for regulating blood pressure and improving exercise efficiency and tolerance, along with ...
  • The Effect of a 12-Hour Fast on Maximal Aerobic Performance 

    Boyko, Colby; Helt, Madison (The University of Texas at ArlingtonDepartment of Kinesiology, 2018-12)
    Maximum aerobic capacity (VO2max) is an indicator of physical fitness and a measurement of an individual’s ability to transport and utilize oxygen. It is measured in absolute terms in (L/min) and can be normalized with ...
  • The Effect Oral Quercetin Supplementation Has on the Capacity of Exercise 

    Bekhit, Aliaa; Sosa, Selin (The University of Texas at ArlingtonDepartment of Kinesiology, 2018-12)
    INTRODUCTION: Maximal oxygen consumption (VO2 max) is a measure of the body’s total oxygen utilization capacity, or in simpler terms, the capacity for exercise, more specifically oxygen demanding aerobic exercises such as ...
  • Effect of Creatine Supplementation on Anaerobic Power as Determined by Wingate Cycle Ergometer Testing in Men 

    Ballinger, Sarah (The University of Texas at ArlingtonDepartment of Kinesiology, 2018-12)
    INTRODUCTION: Creatine monohydrate is widely available and regularly used by amateur and elite athletes in order to better anaerobic performance. Oral supplementation of Creatine can increase skeletal muscle stores by as ...
  • The Relationship Between Body Composition and Fitness Parameters 

    Agostino, Rachel (The University of Texas at ArlingtonDepartment of Kinesiology, 2018-12)
    INTRODUCTION: Body composition details the materials that make up the human body. Fat mass primarily functions as insulation and energy storage, but can be detrimental to physical performance when present in excess. ...
  • The Effects of Dynamic and Static Stretching on Anaerobic Power and Capacity 

    Nguyen, Toan T. (The University of Texas at ArlingtonDepartment of Kinesiology, 2018-12)
    INTRODUCTION: There are various ways to warm up and many studies suggest that different forms of warm-ups and stretches can positively or negatively affect athletic performance. PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to ...
  • The Relationship Between Body Composition and Blood Pressure in College Age Students 

    Ortiz, Arely; Villari, Fabiana (The University of Texas at ArlingtonDepartment of Kinesiology, 2018-12)
    INTRODUCTION: Body composition is divided into two components: fat-free mass and fat mass. Fat-free mass includes organs, muscles, bones, blood, and skin which is chemically broken down into water, protein, and bone mineral. ...
  • The Effects of Dietary Nitrate on Oxygen Consumption in College Aged Males 

    Tometi, Simi; Plaisimon, Jean (The University of Texas at ArlingtonDepartment of Kinesiology, 2018-12)
    INTRODUCTION: Nitrate (NO3-) is an inorganic polyatomic ion readily available in foods such as lettuce, celery, spinach, and beetroot. Once ingested nitrate is ultimately converted into nitric oxide (NO) by several metabolic ...
  • The Physiological Effects of Advocare Spark Energy on Submaximal Aerobic Exercise 

    Tran, Tommy; Pozos, Dagoberto (The University of Texas at ArlingtonDepartment of Kinesiology, 2018-12)
    INTRODUCTION: AdvoCare-Spark energy is a multi-nutrient supplement that incorporates ergogenic aids such as creatine and caffeine. The referred ergogenic aids are substances that enhance performance, and is one of the most ...
  • Seated Exercise Compared to Standing Exercise In Improving Strength and Endurance in Community-Dwelling Seniors. 

    Zelaska, Karly (The University of Texas at ArlingtonDepartment of Kinesiology, 2018-12)
    INTRODUCTION: Wellness and preventive exercise programs are being introduced and becoming more prevalent in senior-living communities. These programs are put in place to reduce the recurring costs of hospitalizations and ...
  • Effects of L-Leucine Supplementation during 6-week Weight Training Program 

    Williams, Brianna R. (The University of Texas at ArlingtonDepartment of Kinesiology, 2018-12)
    The potential of leucine to stimulate primarily protein synthesis provides the basis and justification to ingest leucine during resistance exercise training in order to enhance muscle growth and ultimately improve strength ...
  • The Effect of Caffeine on Anaerobic Power 

    Villegas, Berenice (The University of Texas at ArlingtonDepartment of Kinesiology, 2018-12)
    INTRODUCTION: Caffeine is a stimulant used by athletes to help enhance performance. Caffeine has shown to benefit endurance performance in high intensity or power sports. It has been recommended to consume about 200-400 ...
  • Effects of Sleep on Maximal Exercise 

    Rios, Jose (The University of Texas at ArlingtonDepartment of Kinesiology, 2018-12)
    INTRODUCTION: Sleep is a function of the body that is essential for proper recovery physically and mentally. Necessary for tissue repair and growth, muscle relaxation and healthy balance of hormones. The average time of ...
  • The Effects of Exercise Intensity on Short-Term Memory 

    Puentes, Karina; Rivas, Joselynn (The University of Texas at ArlingtonDepartment of Kinesiology, 2018-12)
    The ability to recall information from the past is what is known as memory. There are two types of memory: short-term memory and long-term. Short-term is responsible for small temporary memory that can allocate past ...

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