Date of Award


Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)



First Advisor

Jeffrey Bauer, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Mark Sutherlin, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Larissa True, Ph.D.


The purpose of this study was to observe and compare the effects of two separate training interventions using the QuadmillTM to a control group on balance in college-aged individuals. It was hypothesized that both experimental groups (I1 and I2) would experience improvements in balance over the intervention whereas the control group would remain at baseline. It was secondarily hypothesized that I2 would experience greater improvements than I1 in balance due to the nature of the exercise protocol. Data was collected using three systems; Balance Tracking Systems, Star Excursion Balance Test, and the Biodex Balance system. A two-way mixed methods ANOVA revealed no significant group by time interaction or group main effects for any dependent variable. Further analysis showed a significant main effect of time for nine dependent variables with a statistical significance for each of p< .05. It was concluded that there was no difference between the two QuadmillTM training methods (I1, I2) on improving balance. It was also concluded that there was no difference between I1 and I2 and the control group C1.