Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Health, Physical Education & Recreation

First Advisor

Dr. Mark D. Ricard

Second Advisor

Dr. Christopher Cheatham

Third Advisor

Dr. Michael Miller

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of landing technique training versus landing technique and plyometric/strength training program on knee valgus during landing in females. Subjects participated in a 6-week training program. A 2 X 3 repeated measures ANOVA with two within subjects’ factors Test and Group was used to test for differences in the knee valgus angle in the landing condition and the five jump condition. A 2 x 2 repeated measures ANOVA with two within subjects’ factors, was used to test for difference in knee extension strength and knee flexion strength. Pre-test knee-valgus 4.76 ± 2.30 d was significantly different from the post-test -13.89 ± 10.80 d. There were no significant improvements in lRM knee flexion and extension strength. The primary findings suggests both training groups reduced knee valgus motion.