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ERIC Number: EJ861539
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0744-8481
The Progression and Characteristics of Conceptually Based Fitness/Wellness Courses at American Universities and Colleges
Kulinna, Pamela Hodges; Warfield, William W.; Jonaitis, Sean; Dean, Mary; Corbin, Charles
Journal of American College Health, v58 n2 p127-131 2009
Objective: To describe the availability, progression, and characteristics of conceptually based Fitness/Wellness ("CBFW") courses in American colleges and universities. Participants: Surveys were completed by 161 faculty members about the availability and characteristics of "CBFW" courses at their particular institutions. Methods: The "CBFW" course instrument was used to obtain descriptive data on courses, institutions, and availability. Results: Ninety percent of the 161 responding institutions indicated offering a "CBFW" course, 44% indicated the course was required. This marks a significant increase in "CBFW" course availability when compared to earlier studies. The availability of "CBFW" courses has varied according to the type and size of the institution. Conclusions: There has been a meaningful increase in offered and required "CBFW" courses in American colleges and universities. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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