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Roberts, Douglas Allen; Herring, Matthew; Plotner, Anthony; Roach, Andrew – Journal of Postsecondary Education and Disability, 2018
There has been a growing commitment to the inclusion of students with Intellectual Disability (ID) on college campuses which has resulted in approximately 271 college programs in the United States. Although there is great variability on program structure and supports of these programs, their overall purpose is to assist students to prepare for…
Descriptors: Intellectual Disability, Inclusion, Postsecondary Education, Physical Activities
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Demirci, Nevzat; Demirci, Pervin Toptas; Demirci, Erdal – Universal Journal of Educational Research, 2018
The aim of this study was to investigate the effects of eating habits, physical activity, nutrition knowledge and self-efficacy levels on obesity. The participants of the research were the students of Kafkas University Physical Education and Sports College and Sarikamis Vocational School. Research includes eating habits, physical activity (PA),…
Descriptors: Eating Habits, Physical Activities, Nutrition, Self Efficacy
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Keith, Jill F.; Stastny, Sherri N.; Agnew, Wanda; Brunt, Ardith; Aune, Pat – Journal of Extension, 2017
American Indians, Alaska Natives, and Native Hawaiians (AI/AN/NH) experience the lowest rates of college retention and significant barriers to graduation. In addition, AI/AN/NH individuals face health challenges that include higher rates of obesity, overweight, and type 2 diabetes. We designed a culturally relevant life skills curriculum based on…
Descriptors: Intervention, Culturally Relevant Education, Barriers, Educational Attainment
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Richardson, Laura A.; Fister, Carrie L.; Ramlo, Susan E. – Advances in Physiology Education, 2015
Awareness of effective weight management strategies is necessary to prepare exercise science students for future work with obesity. Exercise science faculty members developed a course related to exercise as a therapeutic tool and options available for weight loss. The purpose of the present study was to investigate student views of weight…
Descriptors: Body Weight, Exercise Physiology, College Faculty, Therapy
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Miller, Patricia Bederman; Anthony, Dorothy; Yarrish, Karen K. – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2013
Overweight and obesity are major risk factors for a number of chronic diseases, including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases and cancer (World Health Organization, 2011; National Institutes of Health, 1998). Children with high BMI often become obese adults (Serdula, Ivery, Coates, Freedman, Williamson, & Byers, 1993). According to the World…
Descriptors: Small Colleges, Obesity, Eating Habits, Food
Rothermel, Megan A. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
This quantitative study was designed to investigate whether differences existed between body weight, body mass index, body fat percentage, and systolic blood pressure based on gender and ethnicity. Participants included 2,051 Delaware State University students enrolled in the Lifetime Fitness and Wellness course from January 2014 to December 2016.…
Descriptors: College Students, Black Colleges, Statistical Analysis, Body Weight
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Johnston, Bryan; El-Arabi, Ahmad; Tuomela, Krista; Nelson, David – Health Education Journal, 2019
Background: Children in the USA face increasing nutrition-related health risks, including obesity rates of 16.9% -- a figure that has more than tripled over the past four decades. Nutrition education is beneficial to improve children's health through obesity prevention and the promotion of healthy habits, and the elementary school years are a key…
Descriptors: Urban Youth, Medical Students, Nutrition Instruction, Elementary School Students
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Wallace, Deshira D.; Boynton, Marcella H.; Lytle, Leslie A. – Journal of American College Health, 2017
Objective: This study explored the association of stress and depression with a multidimensional sleep problems construct in a sample of 2-year college students. Participants: The sample consisted of 440 students enrolled in 2-year study from Fall 2011 to Fall 2013. Methods: Participants in an obesity prevention study completed surveys assessing…
Descriptors: Stress Variables, Depression (Psychology), Correlation, Two Year College Students
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Geri, Serdar – International Education Studies, 2021
The purpose of this study is to investigate the differences between physical and some motoric characteristics of university students who participate in regular sports training and those who do not. A total of 20 volunteer students, 10 students with an average age of 20.80 ± 1.69 and 10 students with an average age of 19.90 ± 1.45 without any…
Descriptors: Psychomotor Skills, College Students, Late Adolescents, Physical Activity Level
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Cameron, Erin – Canadian Journal of Higher Education, 2016
Given that postsecondary institutions are increasingly seen as sites to promote health, critical scholars are calling attention to how the contemporary Western weight-centred health paradigm reinforces a "size matters" message that is fueling harmful attitudes towards and judgments of bodies. As such, research that highlights strategies…
Descriptors: Obesity, Scholarship, Health Promotion, Higher Education
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Heller, Janet R.; Sarmiento, Ariel L. – Journal of American College Health, 2016
Objective: To determine the prevalence of risk behaviors related to cigarette use, alcohol use, nutrition, physical fitness, and sexual behavior. Participants: Participants were 1,075 students attending an urban community college during the Spring 2012 semester. Methods: Data were collected in randomly selected classes using the American College…
Descriptors: Health Behavior, Student Diversity, Urban Schools, Cultural Differences
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D'Souza, Malcolm J.; Kashmar, Richard J.; Hurst, Kent; Fiedler, Frank; Gross, Catherine E.; Deol, Jasbir K.; Wilson, Alora – Contemporary Issues in Education Research, 2015
Wesley College is a private, primarily undergraduate minority-serving institution located in the historic district of Dover, Delaware (DE). The College recently revised its baccalaureate biological chemistry program requirements to include a one-semester Physical Chemistry for the Life Sciences course and project-based experiential learning…
Descriptors: Biochemistry, Undergraduate Study, College Science, Geographic Information Systems
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Tucker, Sharon; Lanningham-Foster, Lorraine M. – Journal of School Nursing, 2015
School-based childhood obesity prevention programs have grown in response to reductions in child physical activity (PA), increased sedentariness, poor diet, and soaring child obesity rates. Multiple systematic reviews indicate school-based obesity prevention/treatment interventions are effective, yet few studies have examined the school nurse role…
Descriptors: Intervention, Obesity, Prevention, Child Health
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Melton, Bridget F.; Langdon, Jody; McDaniel, Tyler – College Student Journal, 2013
Purpose: The objective of this study was to investigate and compare local to national averages in college-aged students' sleep disturbances, as well as further investigate key demographics (obesity classification, gender, race, year in college) among sleep issues. Methods: This study investigated 636 undergraduate students (333 males, 303 Females,…
Descriptors: Sleep, Obesity, Health Behavior, Correlation
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Boehm, Matthew A.; Lei, Quinmill M.; Lloyd, Robin M.; Prichard, J. Roxanne – Journal of American College Health, 2016
Objectives: To examine how tobacco use and depression/anxiety disorders are related to disturbed sleep in college students. Participants: 85,138 undergraduate respondents (66.3% female, 74.5% white, non-Hispanic, ages 18-25) from the Spring 2011 American College Health Association-National College Health Assessment II database. Methods:…
Descriptors: Depression (Psychology), Anxiety, Smoking, Sleep
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