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ERIC Number: EJ1022278
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 40
ISSN: ISSN-0013-1172
The Impact of Course Delivery Format on Wellness Patterns of University Students
Everhart, Kim; Dimon, Chelsea
Education, v133 n3 p310-318 Spr 2013
University students (N = 103) enrolled in multiple wellness courses at a small northeastern public university completed a questionnaire measuring wellness patterns at the beginning and end of a wellness course delivered totally on line (web-based), in the traditional classroom, or in a mix of the two formats (blended). Attrition of participants led to fewer participants than expected who completed both the pre and post-tests of the survey during the semester. All students at the university were required to complete course credits for wellness; therefore, all participants were completing a required course for graduation. A questionnaire was developed by the investigator to determine the frequency, duration, and intensity of physical activity engagement as well as nutritional patterns. Results indicate that respondents improved their cardiovascular endurance patterns more if they were in the traditional or blended delivery format than if they completed the wellness course totally online. Findings also suggest that by completing the wellness course regardless of format, physical activity and nutrition habits improved.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A