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Scholars Day 2006, Wednesday, April 12

Obesity and College Students

Obesity is on the rise in today’s society and is affecting all populations, including college students. It is important for colleges to create and promote early intervention programs to help these students increase their levels of physical activity, and as a result, improve their overall health. By comparing and contrasting programs created by various colleges to approach this serious problem, theories can be constructed of why some programs are more successful than others at helping students make strides towards a healthier lifestyle. This research focuses on determining factors that can be identified as necessary components to a successful program. These key factors can be used by a variety of professionals to improve not only their own health but also the health of others.

Presenter: Jennifer Heim (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Physical Education and Sport
Location: 105 Edwards
Time: 9:30 am (Session I)