2018 Session II: Tanya R. Rutner

Lydia Caldwell
Human Sciences, Kinesiology
William Kraemer, Advisor

Correcting Autonomic Nervous System Imbalance With Flotation-Restricted Environmental Stimulation Technique

Flotation-restricted environmental stimulation technique creates a reduced sensory experience, by removing light, sound, tactile and gravitational inputs to the brain. In this investigation, a 1hr session significantly improved autonomic imbalance. This has major implications for recovery from illness, injury and exercise stress.

Daekyun Oh
Human Sciences, Kinesiology
Sue Sutherland, Advisor

In-Service Teachers’ Knowledge and Implementation of Adventure-Based Learning in Physical Education

Adventure-Based Learning (ABL) is one effective vehicle that we can use to foster social and emotional learning. In spite of its potential value, many physical education teachers have difficulty implementing ABL in their teaching. the purpose of this study is to explore in-service physical education teachers’ knowledge and implementation of ABL.

Emily Phillips
Human Sciences, Kinesiology
William Kraemer, Advisor

The effects of a dietary nutritional supplement that is caffeine based with additional vitamins and minerals on cognitive performance

This study compared two caffeinated beverages without the deleterious ingredients that most caffeinated beverages contain. One contained caffeine only and the other contained additional vitamins and minerals shown to have positive effects on cognitive function. Participants performed cognitive tests measuring decision-making and reaction time.