ERIC Number: EJ1091816
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Physical Activity among Community College Students
Young, Sarah J.; Sturts, Jill R.; Ross, Craig M.
Physical Educator, v72 n4 2015
This exploratory study provides insight into the perceived physical activity levels of students attending a Midwestern 2-year community college. Over 60% of respondents were classified as overweight or obese based on a BMI measurement. The majority of respondents were not participating regularly in physical activity to gain any health benefits, even though 65% indicated they were currently physically active. Although 50% of the respondents indicated they were regularly physically active, only one fifth were meeting the minimum guidelines for physical activity. However, respondents indicated a willingness to make changes to increase physical activity. Future planning of recreational sports programs and facilities is important for engaging and enhancing students in greater levels of physical activity.
Descriptors: Two Year College Students, Physical Activity Level, Community Colleges, Health Behavior, Student Attitudes, Behavior Change, Obesity, Body Composition, Body Weight
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Two Year Colleges; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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