Graduation Date

Spring 2017

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Master of Science degree with a major in Kinesiology, option Exercise Science

First Committee Member Name

Dr. Young Kwon

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HSU Faculty or Staff

Second Committee Member Name

Dr. Rock Braithwaite

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Second Committee Member Affililation

HSU Faculty or Staff

Third Committee Member Name

Dr. Taylor Bloedon

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Third Committee Member Affililation

HSU Faculty or Staff

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Anaerobic capacity is an important performance variable for soccer athletes to compete at higher levels of competition. The purpose of this study was to develop a sports-specific anaerobic capacity test for soccer players that could be administered on commercial treadmills found in most exercise facilities. The Wingate Anaerobic test (WAnT) is the most common test for anaerobic capacity, however it is a cycle ergometer test, which is not sports-specific to running type athletes. The Anaerobic Speed Test (AST) is an anaerobic capacity test on a treadmill, however the testing protocol (20% incline) cannot be done on commercial treadmills because they have a maximum incline setting of 15%. The modified Anaerobic Speed Test (mAST) protocol (15% incline, 244 meter/min) was developed through the use of an ACSM metabolic equation to predict energy expenditure equivalent to that of the AST. 15 subjects playing soccer at the NCAA Division II level participated in this study. Subjects participated in three testing days, one AST trial and two mAST trials all done on separate days. Total run time in seconds was recorded for each trial. Mean AST run times (60.5±10.6) had a significantly strong, positive correlation (p

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