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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. Exercise science knowledge base of youth coaches
  2. Physiological responses during hot yoga
  3. Physiological responses on the CURVE treadmill
  4. Effect of altitude on the relative duration-intensity relationship during cycle time trials
  5. Comparative effecits of steady-state, interval and Tabata training
  6. Effect of stage duration on Talk Test responses
  7. The Talk Test as a continuous vs. categorical variable
  8. Effect of pace variations on the cost of running
  9. Enhanced prediction of VO2max during the 6-minute walk test
  10. Thermal challenges during Bikram yoga
  11. Training effects of altitude simulation masks
  12. Physiological responses during log rolling
  13. Effects of speech passage duration on Talk Test responses
  14. Temporal stability of pacing strategy:  Effect of glycogen depletion
  15. Translation of Talk Test responses in cardiac patients
  16. Translation of Talk Test responses in sedentary individuals
  17. Physiological responses on the ElliptoGO
  18. Prediction of VO2max and VT from the Rockport test & terminal RPE