Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Science


Human Performance and Health Education

First Advisor

Dr. Nicholas Hanson

Second Advisor

Dr. Timothy Michael

Third Advisor

Dr. Carol Weideman


Wingate Anaerobic Test, music, white noise, Rate of Perceived Exertion (RPE), Subjective Exercise Experience Scale (SEES)

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


The primary purpose of this study was to determine whether or not different music conditions would affect performance on the Wingate anaerobic test. We also sought to explore the effect of music on psychological variables such as, rating of perceived exertion (RPE).

16 subject (8 males, 8 females) listened to either pre-selected music, self-selected music or white noise during a 10-minute warmup, cycling at 50 Rev.min-1 for 10 minutes with a light resistance of one kilogram. Once the warmup was completed they performed a Wingate Anaerobic test against a resistance of 7.5% of their body mass in kilograms.

There were no significant differences in Peak Power, Mean Power, Fatigue Index, or RPE. There was also no significant difference in the Subjective Exercise Experience (SEES) variables of Positive Well-being (PWB), Psychological Distress (PD), and Fatigue (FAT) between the music conditions and white noise.