Student Research Projects 2010-2014

  • Konkol, K. (PhD, 2013)

Effect of physical activity on immune and endocrine parameters in lean and obese children.

 

  • Mortimer, J (M. Sport Science, April 2012, cum laude)

Effect of sport stacking on cognitive and motor functioning in grade 3 learners.

Resulted in 1 publication and 2 conference presentations

Awarded S2A3 medal from the Southern Africa Association for the Advancement of Science for Best Masters Original Research Study in 2012

 

  • Sookan, T (M. Sport Science (Biokinetics), April 2012, cum laude)

Five minute recordings of heart rate variability in physically active students: Repeatability and age-sex characteristics

Resulted in 1 publication and 1 conference presentation

 

  • Naidoo, T. (M. Sport Science, April 2013, summa cum laude)

Association between salivary C-reactive protein, body composition and cardio-respiratory variables in African children

Resulted in 1 publication (included Editors Pick Cardiovascular Journal of Africa and 2 conference presentations)

 

  • Schmidt, C. (M. Sport Science, April 2013)

Association between fitness tests and job performance tasks in professional fire-fighters

Resulted in 1 publication and 1 conference presentation

Awarded 73% for dissertation

 

  • Dyer, B. (M. Sport Science, Cum Laude)

Effect of music tempo on pacing strategy in 30 min cycling time-trial performance.

Resulted in 1 publication and 2 conference presentations

Awarded 75% for dissertation

 

  • Wentzel, E. (M. Sport Science, will graduate April 2014, Cum Laude)

Effect of a foot-pump mechanism on swelling in individuals with orthostatic oedema.

Resulted in 1 publication and 1 conference presentation

Awarded 75% for dissertation

 

Current Student Projects

 

            PhD

  • Sookan, T. Effects of combined resistance training and whey protein intake on body composition, immunity and chronic disease risk in HIV infected individuals receiving antiretroviral therapy.

 

            Maasters

  • Swanepoel, R. Effect of cold-water immersion on core temperature after maximal exercise: Relationship with heart rate variablility
  • Gavu, S. Effect of whole body vibration therapy on indices of skeletal muscle damage after eccentrically biased exercise.
  • Lucca, M. Investigation of the Physical Status of a Cohort of Sedentary Elderly Persons Living at Home.
  • Muir, G. Effect of high-intensity training on TNF-a and Adiponectin release in sedentary obese versus lean Individuals.
  • Scott, S. Effect of high-intensity training on leptin and resistin in subcutaneous abdominal adipose tissue of lean vs. obese subjects using the Microdialysis technique.
  • Davidson, J. Underfoot pressures following the Comrades Ultra-Marathon
  • Peters, B. The impact of group exercise on heart rate variability in older persons living in aged care facilities within the eThekwini Municipality.
  • Dudhrajh, P. Group exercise and its relation to immune response and hormonal status in older persons living in aged care facilities within the eThekwini Municipality.
  • Donaldson, J. Effect of protein ingestion before sleep on post exercise overnight recovery.
  • Sneyd, T. Environmental, physiological, biomechanical and psychological factors that influence the severity, recovery and incidence of concussion in adolescent jockeys.