Term of Award

Fall 2015

Degree Name

Master of Science in Kinesiology (M.S.)

Document Type and Release Option

Thesis (open access)

Copyright Statement / License for Reuse

Creative Commons License
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Department of Health and Kinesiology

Committee Chair

Dr. John Dobson

Committee Member 1

Dr. Thomas Buckley

Committee Member 2

Dr. Jody Langdon

Committee Member 3

Vicky Graham

Committee Member 3 Email



Introduction: 1.6-3.8 million concussions occur annually related to sport.1 Although neurometabolic alterations in the brain last 7-10 days following a concussion, an increased Cortical Silent Period (CSP) has been found to persist after 19 months.2,3 Further, movement impairments have been noted years after injury.4 The Functional Movement Screen (FMS) assesses mobility and stability in the body.5 The purpose of this study was to assess if FMS scores correlate to history of a concussion in healthy college club sport participants. Methods: Health history and FMS score were collected on 55 participants (38 male, 17 female). Correlation between history of concussion and FMS score was assessed in SPSS. Results: Past history of concussion did not correlate to composite FMS score (R=.076). Conclusion: Past history of concussion does not affect FMS score.