The Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education aims to provide opportunities for the study of sport and exercise science. The academic major in physical education aims to produce individuals who are physically educated; who understand and appreciate the value of physical activity in human development, human interaction, human performance, and quality of life; who know and can apply sound principles for developing skills and fitness; and who are themselves active, skillful and physically fit.

Collected here are synthesis projects produced by students in the Department of Kinesiology, Sport Studies, and Physical Education at the College at Brockport.

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Synthesis Projects from 2019

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Is sport specialization worth the risk? Myths vs. reality, Justin Dueppengiesser

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How Does Pressure to be Perfect Impact Pre-Collegiate Gymnasts?, Caitlin J. Elsadek

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Does Sports Build Positive Youth Development?, Mark Federico

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Factors to Consider in Preparing Adapted Physical Education Teachers to Teach in Urban Settings, Joanessa Fequiere

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Does Physical Activity Improve Cognitive Functioning? A Synthesis of the Research Literature, Nathan Klos

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Parental Perspectives on Physical Education Services for Children with CHARGE Syndrome, Kristi Jo Lane

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The Effects Socioeconomic Status, Nutrition, and Physical Activity Have on the Youth, Felix Morales

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The Effect of Media Coverage of Female Athletes and the Impact on How These Athletes View Their Body, Hannah Rehbaum

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Character Development in Youth Sports, Nicholas Stenzel

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The Factors Affecting Anterior Cruciate Ligament Tears in Female Athletes A Synthesis of the Research Literature, Courtney L. Szczesniak

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The Effects of a Non-traditional High School Physical Education Curriculum on the Development of Lifelong Engagement in Physical Activity, Meghan Trimer

Synthesis Projects from 2018

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Opioid Alternatives for Athletes, Robert Battaglia

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Factors that Impact the Successful Recruitment of Student-Athletes in Collegiate Athletics: A Synthesis of the Research Literature, Stephen Bobarakis

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The Role of Social Media in Intercollegiate Athletics: A Synthesis of the Research Literature, William B. Burns III

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Mental Health Issues in College Athletes, Ashley Capone

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Effects of Athletics on Character and Moral Development of Collegiate Athletes, Jenna Clarke

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Key Factors to Consider in Sport Specialization for Youth: A Review of the Literature, Corey Craig

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The Effect of Psychological Response on Recovery of Sport Injury: A Review of the Literature, Travis Grant

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The Effect of Team Sports On Mental Health In Adolescents, Jhon Guarin

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The Effect of Mindfulness and Meditation in Sports Performance, Christopher Heckman

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What are Preferred Leadership Styles of Athletes from Their Coaches, Sean Heil

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Exploring the Links Between Coaching Burnout and Work Addiction in Athletics, Kristopher Horn

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Factors that Affect Retention of Sport Officials, Ryan Ilardi

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The Benefits of Participation in Yoga for Students with Disabilities, Micah Joseph

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Media Coverage for Female Sports: A Review of Literature, Hsu Zen Lim

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Coaching Behaviors and their Impact on Burnout of High School Athletes, Zachary Monell

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College Intervention Programs and their Effects on the Physical Health of College Students, Tanner E. Mosher

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Environmental Factors that Influence Physical Activity Participation in Children and Youth: A Synthesis of the Literature, Jarrod Nash

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Strategies for Encouraging Positive Social Engagements in Physical Education for Children with High-Functioning Autism and Asperger's Syndrome, Ashley Paasch

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Creating Successful Experiences for Deaf Children in Physical Education and Athletics: A Review of the Literature, Charles Palmer

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Administrative Evaluation Practices and the effects they have on College Head Coaches, Nicholas Pontari

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A Review the Literature on Problems and Challenges Encountered by Educators During the IEP Process, Schecyl M. Santiago- Lugo

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Does Participation in College Athletics Prepare Student-Athletes for Careers and Life After College Sports?: A Review of the Literature, Morgan Stout

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Sport Participation and Academic Achievement in High School Athletes, Meg Stucko

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The Impact of Resistance Training on High School Athletes: A Synthesis of the Research Literature, Tyler Winter

Synthesis Projects from 2017

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Alternative Teaching Approaches to Promote Student Motivation in Physical Education at the Secondary Level, Brittany Brace

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Movement Therapy for School Age Children with Autism: A Review of the Literature, Courtney Bradish

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Effects of Cumulative Concussions on High School and College Athletes and Concussion Prevention Strategies, Taylor Cooke

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What are the ergogenic effects of music during exercise?, Brianne Corigliano

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A Review of the Campus Recreation Programming Factors Impacting the Recruitment and Retention of College Students, Nedeljko Cvijetinovic

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How Do Interventions through the Self-Determination Theory Affect Middle and High School Student’s Participation in Physical Education Class?, Nicholas Droegmoeller

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Factors That Increase Physical Activity in Youth Who Are Visually Impiared, Adam Dwyer

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Physical activity interventions for children with Down syndrome: A synthesis of the research literature, Maleda Funk

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Abusive Behavior in Sport: When Does a Coach Cross the Line?, Margeaux Gupilan

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A Review of Literature on the Benefits of Sport Education on Secondary Physical Education, Hugo Herrera

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Effects of Sport Specialization on Youth and Interscholastic Athletes, Joseph Innes

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Periodization Programs and their Effects on the Physiological Outcomes of Collegiate Athletes, Raymond Irish

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Factors Affecting the Experiences of LGBT Students in Physical Education and Sport A Synthesis of the Research Literature, Dylan Jaklitsch

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Will physical activity increase academic performance?, Samantha Kreso

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Sport Specialization and the Creation of Elite Soccer Athletes, Nathan Lawson

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Importance of Support in Weight Management, Michael Lopez

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The Impact of Coaching Styles on the Motivation and Performance of Athletes, Mike Marcone

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Evidence-Based Best Practices in Physical Activity for Children with Serious Disabilities A Synthesis of the Research Literature, Roselym M. Miranda-Mercado

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A Review of Literature on the College Experience of Students Employed in Campus Recreation Programs, Domonique Sak

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Effects of Running up the Score in Sport, Jonathan Santana

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The Affective Benefits for Children With Specific Disabilities Associated With Attending Therapeutic Respite Summer Camps From a Camper and Parent Perspective, Abigail Stewart

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An Analysis of Factors Contributing to Anxiety in Athletic Performance, James Vanderhoof

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Physical Activity Events for Children: Do the Benefits Justify Time Away from Academics?, Laura L. Wright

Synthesis Projects from 2016

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Prevalent Stressors Found Among Collegiate and Elite Coaches, Kathryn Delaney

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Approaches to Overcoming Barriers to Physical Activity in Urban Areas, Chelsea D. Dimyan

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Dancing as a Tool for Successful Transitioning to Adulthood for Individuals with Disabilities, Edith Mariely Pérez Rodríguez

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The Barriers and Facilitators of After-School Physical Activity Participation for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders, Nicole Seaver

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Health-Related Physical Fitness Benefits of Exercise Prescriptions for Individuals with Down Syndrome, Kimberly Wooten

Synthesis Projects from 2015

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Will Strengthening the Cervical Muscles of the Neck Diminish the Risk of Concussions?, Nathan D. Bull

Synthesis Projects from 2014

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An Examination of the Role of Physical Education as a Determinant to Continued and Lifelong Physical Activity in Females, Erin Asquith

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An Analysis of Factors Related to Time-Dependent vs. Acquired Aging in Males, Michael J. Potenza

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Equity in the Impact of Title IX on Officiating in the United States, Steven Verbridge

Synthesis Projects from 2013

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The Impact of Student Choice on Learner Engagement in Physical Education, Michael Bray

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Integration in Interscholastic Sport: What is still missing 23 years after ADA?, Ruth E. Brown

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Adventure Based Education as a Potential Intervention for Disruptive School Behavior, Renae Y. Jurek

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Does Gender Impact on the Learning Style of Student Athletes?, Kristina Marchese

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A Comparison of Learner Assessment Use Between Physical Education and Core Academic Subjects, Jessica L. Orlowski

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Cultural Competence in Physical Education and Core Academic Subjects: Are There Differences?, Danielle Peruzzini