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Recent Thesis Topics

Below is a listing of selected thesis topics of past CEP students.  One of the goals of the program is to conduct theses topics that are suitable for publication, as well as presentation at the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) or American Association of Cardiovascular and Pulmonary Rehabilitation (AACVPR) annual meetings.  Our experience is that students who have conducted, presented and published research are more competitive on the job market compared to students who do thesis projects that do not 'stand alone'.

University grants are available to help support the costs of conducting many research projects as well as to support travel to professional meetings to present their research.

  1. Relative exercise intensity and EMG of battle rope training
  2. Effects of foam rolling on flexibility, power, and agility
  3. Physiological responses to aqua cycling compared to land cycling
  4. Exercise prescription using measured vs. predicted maximal HR
  5. Accuracy of the LeanScreen app for assessing body composition
  6. Effect of wearing a cold vest on energy expenditure
  7. Use of the Talk Test in children
  8. Regulating exercise intensity using the Talk Test in Phase II cardiac rehab
  9. Development of an equation to predict METs on the NuStep T4
  10. Physiological responses during hot yoga
  11. Physiological responses on the CURVE treadmill
  12. Effect of altitude on the relative duration-intensity relationship during cycle time trials
  13. Comparative effects of steady-state, interval and Tabata training
  14. Effect of stage duration on Talk Test responses
  15. The Talk Test as a continuous vs. categorical variable
  16. Effect of pace variations on the cost of running
  17. Enhanced prediction of VO2max during the 6-minute walk test
  18. Thermal challenges during Bikram yoga
  19. Training effects of altitude simulation masks
  20. Physiological responses during log rolling
  21. Effects of speech passage duration on Talk Test responses
  22. Temporal stability of pacing strategy:  Effect of glycogen depletion
  23. Translation of Talk Test responses in cardiac patients
  24. Translation of Talk Test responses in sedentary individuals
  25. Physiological responses on the ElliptoGO
  26. Prediction of VO2max and VT from the Rockport test & terminal RPE