College of Health Professions

Date of Last Revision

2023-05-05 06:27:50


Exercise Science

Honors Course


Number of Credits


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science

Date of Expected Graduation

Spring 2022


The research question that this experiment aims to answer is: "How does bone density and muscle mass of the upper and lower leg differ contralaterally in individuals who have had an anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tear?" This project will examine how an ACL injury affects the bone density and muscle mass of both the upper and lower leg by comparing these values in the injured vs. the uninjured leg. We will acquire bone density and muscle mass values using a DEXA scan (x-ray imaging). In comparing the contralateral values, we will be able to identify if individuals who have suffered an ACL injury are at an increased risk for musculoskeletal injury or for developing conditions, such as osteoporosis, in the future.

Research Sponsor

Dr. Ronald Otterstetter

First Reader

Melissa Smith

Second Reader

Dr. Rachele Kappler

Honors Faculty Advisor

Melissa Smith

Proprietary and/or Confidential Information


2022-04-28 Signed Cover Sheet_Beitko.pdf (290 kB)
Cover Sheet-Beitko

2022-04-28 Signed Cover Sheet_Anenson_Beitko.pdf (479 kB)
Cover Sheet Anenson



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