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  • Construction of a Pre-Season Training Plan for Kalamazoo College Cross Country 

    Sherrill, Alec (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2016)
    In the course of this project, I developed a training plan for cross country pre-season training, based on my own experiences as a Kalamazoo Cross Country runner. My own training for the 2016 season formed the basis of ...
  • The Environment of Sexual Misconduct on Kalamazoo College’s Campus 

    Robinett, Douglas S. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2017)
    Kalamazoo College has seen an increase in the number of reported sexual misconducts since 2014. From an HEDS survey taken from 2015-2016 in which 591 Kalamazoo College students responded, 103 students reported having had ...
  • Dance Performance SIP 

    Maskell, Madelyn S. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2017)
    Vimeo video of a dance performance: https://vimeo.com/kalamazoocollege/review/206640063/3a5db7f989
  • Critique of Youth Sport Specialization in Baseball 

    Van Koevering, Mitchell T. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2016)
    Participating in various youth sports offers many benefits, stemming from a greater self-esteem that is attributed to success, greater level of physical fitness, and an increased level of social skills from being around ...
  • The Importance of Oral Health Maintenance in Disease Prevention 

    Schwark, Aaron (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2016)
    In terms of care for one’s health, the oral cavity should not be looked upon as an isolated area of the body. The purpose of going to the dentist is not just for the sake of healing tooth pain, but rather for maintaining ...
  • The Effects of Sleep on Basketball Performance 

    Oravetz, Mike (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2016)
    With the increasing role that athletics have begun to play not just in the United States, but around the world, many athletes are looking for any advantage they can get to bring their game to the next level and open up ...
  • Corporate Health and Wellness : How Wellness Initiatives are Transforming the Workplace 

    Farrell, Brian (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2015)
    This research paper is on the topic of corporate health and wellness. It will describe what a wellness program is, as well as how it can be implemented into a company. It will go on to provide a brief history of healthy ...
  • Crafting a Passion : an Individualized Guide to Film Acting 

    Raetz, Brian (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2016)
    This SIP is divided into three parts: Physical and Mental Health, Developing and Practicing the Craft of Film Acting, and Building Opportunities to Use the Craft of Film Acting. In part one, the author focuses on building ...
  • "Don't Be a Teacher" and Other Reasons to Teach 

    Gaden, Avery C. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2016)
    The author describes her experiences at a YMCA summer camp.
  • The Over-Medicalization of Childbirth and the Role of the Doula 

    Torres, Nadia (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2016)
    The process of childbirth has recently come to be seen almost exclusively as a process of pathology in this country. The medicalization of childbirth, while not inherently negative, has nevertheless now reached an unsustainable ...
  • Enriching the Lives of Kalamazoo Youth Through the Game of Golf 

    Bloomfield, Benjamin B. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2016)
    The objective of this experiential-based Senior Individualized Project was to improve the recreational opportunities and life skills of local youths. This has been achieved by coordinating new golf programming for young ...
  • Anabolic Steroids Revolutionizing The Sport of Bodybuilding 

    Eckenrod, Matthew (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2016)
    The sport of bodybuilding is growing each and every year with increasing competition as well as popularity. Beginning with Eugen Sandow, the father of bodybuilding, in 1891 the sport has drastically changed from ‘the big ...
  • The Role of Sports in Academic Performance at Kalamazoo College 

    Sutherland, Shadae (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2015)
    While on study abroad, the author observed the academic preparation of classmates who were athletes and set out to study whether athletes are better prepared for academia than non-athletes. She wanted to find out if intense ...
  • An Inside Scoop on the Booming Industry of Protein Powders : A Literature Review 

    Arora, Simone A. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2015)
    Relying more and more on supplements for physique support and control, athletes and bodybuilders look heavily toward protein powders. Not only do protein powders supply protein, they contain high amounts of essential amino ...
  • The Unhappy Triad : a Review and Case Study of Orthopedic Injuries of the Knee Sustained During Athletics 

    McGuire, Aaron A. (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2015)
    In modern sports, athletes are well aware there is always a risk of injury whenever the body is being pushed to its limit. In today’s world, the top athletes are easily accessible and on display for many to watch, such as ...
  • Effective Coaching Styles : Discovering Their Impact on Athlete Development 

    Dietrich, Alex (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2015)
    Coaches across the country aspire to make a difference and change the lives of their players for the better. This Senior Individualized Project (SIP) will analyze the positive and negative effects of multiple coaching ...
  • A Review of the Epiphyseal Plate in Long Bones 

    Shegos, Cameron (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2015)
    The human skeleton is a complex organ involved in movement, support, and protection. During a child’s adolescent years, this skeleton is rapidly growing. The epiphyseal plate, better known as the growth plate, is the ...
  • Patellar Dislocations : A Review and Case Study 

    Weissenborn, Clayton (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2015)
    The purpose of this paper is to fully investigate every aspect of a kneecap dislocation/subluxation and what an athlete can expect if he or she endures one of these injuries. First, the general anatomy of the knee will be ...
  • A Review of Sudden Cardiac Death in Athletes 

    Peters, Adam (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2014)
    With the highly publicized sudden cardiac deaths of Hank Gathers and Reggie Lewis in the early 1990’s there has been an increase in research associated with heart conditions in athletes. The work of recent researchers has ...
  • An Analysis of Recruiting Student-­‐Athletes at Kalamazoo College 

    DeSimone, David (Kalamazoo, Mich. : Kalamazoo College., 2015)
    The goal of this study is to understand more about different aspects, techniques, and strategies that encompass recruiting at Kalamazoo College. By analyzing what attracts student--‐athletes to Kalamazoo College, the college ...

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