Masters Theses/Capstone Projects

Masters Theses/Capstone Projects

 

This is a collection of theses written by Otterbein University students.

Most theses completed after 2014 are included in Digital Commons @ Otterbein. Search the Library catalog to locate theses and dissertations completed prior to 2014.

Note to Otterbein Alumni: If you completed a thesis as part of your graduate coursework at Otterbein University and would like us to add it to Digital Commons @ Otterbein, please email library@otterbein.edu.

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Theses/Dissertations from 2020

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Brookshire Wealth Management Practicum, Ben Beachy, MA, Health & Sport Sciences

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Strategic Planning at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Stella Choe, MS, Health & Sport Sciences

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OhioHealth Benefits & Wellness Practicum, Rebecca Gallagher, MS, Health & Sport Sciences

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From Prenatal Through Childhood: What Infant Wellness is All About at Nationwide Children’s Hospital, Sarah Gilbert, MS, Health & Sport Sciences

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OhioHealth Employer Services, John Groeber, MS, Health & Sport Sciences

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Speak the Speech: Lessons in Projection, Clarity and Performance, James Hagerman, MAE, Education

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Addressing the Argument Writing Needs of English Learners in Seventh Grade, Cassidy Hamilton, MAE, Education

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The Implementation of PEAK Relational Training System in a Special Education Classroom, Kelsey Leachko, MA, Education

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Athletic Training: From the Clinic to the Classroom, Morgan McCool, MS, Health & Sport Sciences

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Healthy Behaviors for Healthcare Workers, Nicole McCullough, MS, Health & Sport Sciences

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OhioHealth Corporate Fitness Center: Startup BMW Site, Zixiao Nan, MS, Health & Sport Sciences

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Best Practices: Promoting Parent-School Relationship To Increase Hispanic Parental Participation in Schools, Marlene R. Torrez-Graham, MA, Education

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Groveport Recreation Center - "Freedom, Fun & Fitness", Matthew Wareti, MS, Health & Sport Sciences

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Oh, The Places You’ll Go: A Journey Through OhioHealth Home Care, Holly Williams, MS, Health & Sport Sciences

Theses/Dissertations from 2019

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OhioHealth Home Care: Functions of a Leader, Nicole Aral, MS

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Gamification with leveling up: Effects on learning science and motivation toward learning science., Tina Bardwell, MAE, Education

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Journey of the State Budget, Karina Carmichael, MS, Health & Sport Sciences

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Community Programming at Worthington Parks and Recreations, Sophia Cooper, MS, Health & Sport Sciences

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Improving Inclusion Teacher Self-Efficacy Through Narrative Inquiry, Kylie Damico, MAE, Education

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Market Your Mindful Eating Business Online, Chelsea Denlinger, MS, Health & Sport Sciences

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OhioHealth Grove City Methodist Hospital: Workday Implementation, James Eastep, MS, Health & Sport Sciences

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Going Behind the Scenes: Understanding and Organizing a Corporate Fitness Center, Rachael Griffith, MA, Health & Sport Sciences

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Reflections on Healthcare Administration Practicum: my Journey with OhioHealth Doctors Hospital, Anitha Guduri, MS

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Blended Learning: Internal Factors Affecting Implementation, Zachary Hamilton, MA, Education

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Professional Experience at Ohio Council for Home Care & Hospice, Emma T. Hill, MS

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Implementing a Health Coach into your Healthcare Continuum, Dalton Jarvis, MS, Health & Sport Sciences

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My Healthcare Administration Experience at LifeCare Alliance, Ayat Al Jbour, MA, Health & Sport Sciences

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Designing a curriculum to engage heritage speakers in a Spanish classroom., Fabiola Milla Kimble, MAE, Education

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Utilizing Wellness Champions to Live OhioHealthy, Elizabeth K. Krebs, MS, Health & Sport Sciences

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Abroad View of Wellness, Patrick Kunkel, Megan Mills, and Seth Clark, MS, Health & Sport Sciences

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The Holistic Development of Student-Athletes at Otterbein University, Timothy Bryant McKnight, MS

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The Effects of 'Number Talks' on Number Sense in a Second Grade Math Class, Mallory Mellott, MAE, Education

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Allied Health Education: Teaching Assistant at Otterbein University and High School Outreach Programs, Andrea Pohlman, MS, Health & Sport Sciences

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OHES: Bringing Wellness to You, Marissa Rezes, MS

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A Curriculum Project for Itinerant Teacher’s Guidebook for Best Trauma Informed Practices, Mark Ripper, MAE, Education

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Exploring the use of known strategies for achieving fluency of multiplication and division facts in third grade., Alexandra Rubenstein, MAE, Education

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A curriculum design for emergent English language learners in middle school science, Allison Simpson, MAE, Education

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Supporting Refugee and Emergent English Learner's Reading Ability Through a Story Dictation-Based Curriculum, Heather Sunday, MAE, Education

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Behavior Coaching; A Curriculum Design to Help Coach Today’s Teachers on How to Deal with Student Behavior in the Classroom, Maggie Swanson, MAE, Education

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The Importance of Collaboration Within Project-Based Learning in a Kindergarten Teacher Classroom, Moriah Weber, MAE, Education

Theses/Dissertations from 2018

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Best Practices: Supporting Refugee Students in the Classroom, Naima Ali, MAE, Education

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Personality Types Among Athletic Trainers, Anthony Bartko, MS, Health & Sport Sciences

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Do Pop Quizzes Have a Positive Effect on Exam Grades?, Victoria V. Frisch, MAE, Modern Languages & Cultures

Theses/Dissertations from 2017

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Increasing Fitness Engagement Among OhioHealth Employees, Kristen Goins, MS, Health & Sport Sciences

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The YMCA and Healthy Weight and your Child Program Implementation, Brandon Harmon, MS, Health & Sport Sciences

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Clinical Recommendations for Functional Ankle Instability Based Upon Best Practice Guidelines, Marc McCuen, MS, Health & Sport Sciences

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Prevention of Ankle Sprains, Travis Schomacker, MS, Health & Sport Sciences

Papers/Projects from 2016

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Investigating Oral Language within Reading Recovery, Sarah Adkins, MA, Education

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Building Expert Consensus on Including Indicators of Moisture Associated Skin Damage in the National Database of Nursing Quality Indicators (NDNQI), Mary Caroleen Arnold Long, MA, Nursing

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Multi-Sensory Techniques in Spelling Instruction: An Action Research Study for Students with Dyslexia, Alyssa Ashbaugh, MAE, Education

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The Effects of Standards-Based Grading and Differentiated Reassessment on the Metacognition, Motivation, and End of Course Assessments of 9th Grade American History Students, Benjamin Jeffry Hartnell, MAE, Education

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Early Sport Specialization: Overuse Injury and Burnout, Jessica J. McClelland, MS, Health & Sport Sciences

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The Transfer of Self-regulation and Self-monitoring from the Resource Room to the Science Classroom, Stacy Myers, MAE, Education

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Leadership Experience at Alcohol and Drug Services of Guernsey County, Kate Paul, MS, Health & Sport Sciences

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Validation Of A Smartphone Application For Measuring Shoulder Internal Rotation and External Rotation Range Of Motion With Intra-Rater Reliability, Allison B. Smith 2551323, MS, Health & Sport Sciences

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Exploring Effective Reading Strategies that Promote Higher Level Thinking and Comprehension for a Chinese-speaking College Student, Panyang Wu, MAE, Education

Papers/Projects from 2015

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Who I Am Through The Lens of Distortion, Mackenzie Alena Boyer Ms., MA, English

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How Does Inclusion With Co-Teaching Affect Student Performance on Summative Assessments?, Kaitlin Marie Hutchinson, MA, Education

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Exploring End User Experience: How Can We Achieve Lifelong Engagement With Physical Activity Tracking Devices?, Mohammed Karim Impelee, MS, Health & Sport Sciences

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An Examination of the Impacts that Parental Actions have on the Athletic Experience of their Children., Adam B. Prescott, MS, Health & Sport Sciences

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Function-Based Behavior Intervention to Decrease Off-Task Behavior of a Student with ADHD in the Large Music Classroom, Nina A. Testa, MA, Education

Theses/Dissertations from 2012

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Does an Early Second Language Immersion Experience Impact Student Motivation?, Fang Chen, MAE, Education

Theses/Dissertations from 2011

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Representations of Chinese Culture and History in Picture Books of the Westerville Public Library: Educational Quality And Accuracy Of Children Literature About China And Chinese Culture, Han Zhang, MAE, Education