ERIC Number: EJ1018461
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
Skill-Related Fitness of Undergraduate Kinesiology Students
Spaniol, Frank J.; Jarrett, Lindsey M.; Ocker, Liette B.; Bonnette, Randy A.; Melrose, Don R.
Physical Educator, v70 n3 p282-296 2013
The purposes of this study were to investigate the skill-related fitness levels of undergraduate kinesiology majors in relation to the general population of college students of the same age, to investigate whether a difference exists between females and males in overall performance, and to examine the relationship between fitness and kinesiology specializations. Undergraduate kinesiology students were assessed using skill-related fitness tests that included scores from power, agility, speed, and balance tests. It was anticipated that undergraduate kinesiology students would possess higher skilled fitness than (or, at a minimum, equal to) the general public; however, the results were ambiguous and also no significant differences were found between female and male performance. Data from this study can serve to update normative population information, to add to the body of knowledge of current fitness levels for this population, and to contribute to the issue of inclusion of fitness standards for kinesiology preprofessionals.
Descriptors: Physical Fitness, Physical Education, Motion, Undergraduate Students, Gender Differences, Physical Activities, Exercise Physiology, Athletics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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