ERIC Number: ED246013
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Mar
A Wellness Program for University Faculty and Staff.
Tishler, J. Ward
A program designed to provide physical fitness, assessment, prescription, and training was developed in a university setting. In addition, health education was provided to participants concerning nutrition and stress management. A study sought to determine whether the health of professionals enrolled in the program could be significantly improved. Subjects were 11 males and 13 females from the faculty and staff of the University of Montevallo (Alabama). A pre-test post-test determined if positive changes occurred from selected physiological variables through a systematic, individualized, health fitness program. The subjects participated in the program 3 days a week for 28 weeks, and exercise sessions consisted of warm-up, slow sustained stretching, bent-knee curl-ups and sit-ups, modified push-ups, and standard push-ups. Aerobic activities offered were swimming, walking, running, cycling, and aerobic dance. Results demonstrated that a successful health fitness program producing positive results can be designed and administered in group settings where sophisticated equipment is not available. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Anaheim, CA, March 29-April 2, 1984).