This community contains the theses and dissertations of the South Dakota State University Department of Health and Nutritional Sciences.
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Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Effectiveness of a Shoulder Strengthening Intervention on the Incidence Rate of Glenohumeral Joint Instability Injuries, Michael Aderman

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Assessment of Nutritional Counseling Frequency on Weight Status in Renal Transplant Recipients, Kelly Butler

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The Lived Experience of Retired College Athletes with a History of 1 or More Concussions, Rebecca Cover

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The Effect of Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness on Jumping Mechanics and Performance, Ryan J. Engels

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An Evaluation of the Relationship between Cooking and Wellness Behaviors in College Students, Andrea Hanson

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Cardiovascular Risk, Remote Ischemic Postconditioning, and Endothelial Ischemia-Reperfusion Injury, Brian A. Hemenway

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Let Them Eat Beef: Effects of Beef Consumption on Markers of Metabolic Syndrome, Kristin L. Olson

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The Relationship Between Relative Strength Levels to Sprinting Performance in Collegiate 100-400M Sprinters, Philip Reuer

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Relationship of Stress, Sleep, Physical Activity, and Food Insecurity on Eating Behaviors and Obesity, Amy Lee Richards

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Associations Between Personality Style, Perceptions of Health Coaching and Percent of Starting Weight in Meal Replacement Program Participants, Anne E. Sawyer

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Associations Between Child Weight Status and the Home Environment: An Analysis of Parental Eating Policies, Emily Smith

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A Pilot Study of a Summer School Food Backpack program for Students and Their Caregivers, Brittany Thompson

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The Effect of Nitrate Supplementation on Exercise Tolerance and Performance: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, Gavin Van De Walle

Theses/Dissertations from 2016

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Changes in Neuromuscular Performance Throughout the Menstrual Cycle in Physically Active Females, Joseph D. Albert

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Influencers and Barriers to Consumption of Healthful Diets in Rural Youth in Context of the Bioecological Model, Megan Bren

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Longitudinal Examination of Perceived Stress and Depression Symptomology in Division I Student-Athletes, Bobby Daigle

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A Qualitative Analysis of Barriers to and Facilitators of Successful Weight Loss, Alyson Drooger

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iCook 4-H: 0 to 24-Month Accelerometer-Derived Physical Activity and Sedentary Time in Youth, Emily Hofer

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The Correlation Between Strength Levels Measured Through Dynamic Strength Exercises and the Incidence and Severity of Injury Among Collegiate Athletes, Alex Jardine

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Optimization and Application of Metabolomic Assays for Analyzing Diet-induced and Gut Microbiota-derived Short-chain Fatty Acids in Mice and Humans, Robert M. Juenemann

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Effects of Ischemic Preconditioning on Exercise Economy, Gungeet Kaur

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Successful Weight Management: Barriers and Facilitators to Maintaining Weight After Weight Loss Via a Meal Replacement Program, Hope D. Kleine

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The Healthfulness of Entrées and Students’ Purchases in the Campus Dining Environment, Krista Leischner

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iCook 4-H: Report of Accelerometer Derived Physical Activity in 9-10 Year Old Children from Baseline, Post, and Follow-up, Chase Merfeld

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Student-Athlete: A Study of Student-Athlete Workload Compared with Traditional Student Workload, Chuck Provencio

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Differences in Running Mechanics Between Overweight/Obese and Healthy Weight Children, Kristen Roles

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Influence of Cardiovascular Risk factors on Remote Ischemic Preconditioning, Tiffany Trachte

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Impact of Dietary Bioactive Components in Chronic Diseases Using Nutrigenomics, Nutriepigenomics, and Metagenomics Approaches, Bijaya Prasad Upadhyaya

Theses/Dissertations from 2015

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Effect of Carbohydrate and Carbohydrate Plus Protein Supplementation on Intermittent Running Performance in Adolescent Soccer Players, Mitchell Allen

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Gathering Stories: The Use of a Culturally Relevant Nutrition and Physical Activity Curriculum in South Dakota Native American Children, Shelly Brandenburger

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Kidquest Childhood Obesity Prevention program: Analysis of Its Influence on health of Rural South Dakota 5th and 6th Grade Children, Nayef Bumaryoum

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Intersection Syndrome in a Division I Women’s Softball Player : a Case Study, Jennifer Burt

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Mind Over Matter: Physical Activity of Adolescents in Rural Communities, Christopher Comstock

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Changes in Body Composition, of College Football Players, Before and After a 16-Week Off-Season, Seth Daughters

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Impact of State Model Wellness Policies on Strength and Comprehensiveness of Written School Wellness Policies, Erin E. Eggert

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ICook 4-H: The Relationship Between the Block Kids Physical Activity Screener and Accelerometer Derived Physical Activity in 9-10 Year Old Children, Celine Kabala

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Effects of Foam Rolling on Power Production in Collegiate Level Athletes, Paul Lundgren

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Health at Every Size Program Intervention Versus Traditional Weight Loss Intervention: Impact on Diet and Physical Activity, Brooke Noble

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Test-retest Reliability of the King-Devick in an Adolescent Population, Tyler J. Oberlander

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Photovoice: Engaging School Communities in Wellness Efforts, Hilary J. Overby

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An Investigation of Perceived Stress and Depressive Symptoms in Division I Student-athletes, Heidi Sartorius

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Vitamin D and Antioxidant Quercetin Effects on Muscular and Cardiorespiratory Performance in Physically Active Adults, Shane David Scholten

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Protein Intake in Physically Active Young Females : The Effect of Increased Beef Consumption on Biochemical Markers of Bone Turnover, Corey Selland

Theses/Dissertations from 2014

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Flavonoid Consumption of College Athletes, Biyi Chen

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Eating Behaviors, Weight Satisfaction and Biological Indicators of Low-Energy Availability in College Aged Females Engaging in Various Amounts of Physical Activity, Emily Hansen

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Tailoring a Web-Delivered Health Intervention for Northern Plains American Indian Public University Students, Kaitlyn Hemmingson

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Jumpin’ Jacks : Social Marketing Campaign Aimed to Increase Awareness of Healthful Behavior in South Dakota Fourth Grade Students, Megan Olesen

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The Effectiveness of Virtual Simulations Impacting Conceptual Knowledge and Proficiency of Laboratory Techniques in an Undergraduate Microbiology Laboratory Course, Lisa A. Peterson

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Developing a Survey to Measure School Wellness Policy Engagement Among School Administrators, School Staff and Parents, Tara J. Pratt

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A Global Study of Associations Between Cancer Risks and Consumption of Macronutrients and Flavonoids, Arwa Turkistani

Theses/Dissertations from 2013

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Early High Sugar Intake in Infants and Later Sugar Intake, BMI, and Body Fat Percentage at 2 and 3 Years of Age, Hussam Alwafi

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Low Density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Decreases in Fifth-grade Students Following the Teen Taught KidQuest Program, Tami Bergan

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Assessment of Registered Dietitians Nutrition Education Skills in Relation to Health Coaching Techniques, Melissa Berry

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Quantification of Total Phenolic Content and Antioxidant Activity of Oat Cultivars Grown in South Dakota, Harita Boddu

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Movement to "action" in Project Y.E.A.H., Carolyn A. Byer

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Multi-instrumental Approaches to Determine End-use Quality in Wheat, Julie Darly-Kindelspire

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The Effects of the MOVE! Weight-management Program on Key Biomarkers in Veterans up to Two Years After Baseline, Amy Susan Eisenbeisz

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Changes in Body Composition, of College Football Players, Before and After a 14-week Competitive Football Season, Josiah Fitzsimmons

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An Assessment of Physical Activity, Sedentary Time and Barriers to Physical Activity in Native American and Non-native Children within the Same School District, Lindsay Hadlock

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Test-retest Reliability of the Stability Evaluation Test (SET) of the VSR-Sport in a Pediatric Sample, Victoria Hanline

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Influence of STEM Education and Technology in Selecting Food and Agriculture Careers, Joan Hegerfeld-Baker

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Ability of the KidQuest Nutrition and Physical Activity Intervention Program to Increase Physical Activity and Decrease Sedentary Time, Emily Huber

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The Medicine Wheel for Carbohydrate Counting, Mary A. Kallemeyn

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Prediction of Cardio-respiratory Fitness Utilizing a Modified Step Test Protocol, Joshua J. Kelly

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A Longitudinal Examination of Depressive Symptomology in Concussed and Injured, Non-concussed Division I Student-athletes, Bryce Kern

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iCook 4-H: Assessment of Physical Activity in 9-10 Year Old Children Participating in a Family-centered Pilot Intervention, Alyssa Koens

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The Impact of School District Size on Wellness Policy Strength, Comprehensiveness, Implementation Status and Barriers in South Dakota Schools, Emily Elise Powell Kranz

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High Prevalence of Zinc Deficiency and Stunting Found in Children Aged 6-60 Months in Rural Honduras, Megan Lauseng

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Gender and Tanner Stage Found to Have an Effect on Children's Body Perception in Rural Pre-adolescents, Anne McCann

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Longitudinal Examination of Diet, Physical Activity and Weight Changes in Rural and Non-rural Populations, Lacey Arneson McCormack

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Field Testing to Determine the Fitness Level of Division I Collegiate Women Soccer Players, Logan Ogden

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The Effects of Food Deserts on the Weight Status of South Dakota Children, Emily Seidl

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Use of a High Temperature Tandoor Oven for Production of White Wheat Naan (Indian Flat Bread) with Enhanced Nutrition, Sensory Traits and Shelf Life, Krupali Shah

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Effects of APOA1/C3/A4/A5 Gene Cluster and Flavonoids Intake on Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in U.S. Populations, Bai Wei

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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The Effects of Uphill vs. Level-Grade High-Intensity Interval Training on Key Physiological Indices of Distance Running, Derek Ferley

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The Effects on Iron Status in Physically Active Females: Enhancing Beef Consumption through Interactive Cooking Classes and e-Cooking, Abby Olson

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Production of Selenium-enriched Wheat Protein Concentrates and Isolates for Enhancement of Wheat Flour Functionality, Vijay Vankar

Theses/Dissertations from 2008

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Evaluation of a Simple Intervention to Increase Self- Efficacy for Independent Exercise in Cardiac Rehabilitation Participants, Sherry A. Barkley