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Scholars Day: April 7, 2010

An Analysis of Physical Activity Patterns and Correlates Among College Students in the United States: A review of the Literature.

While the physical activity patterns of K-12 students in the United States are highly investigated via national surveillance projects, it is unclear what percentage of American college students are meeting the most current physical activity and/or exercise recommendations set forth by the Centers for Disease Control and/or the American College of Sports Medicine. As a result, the purpose of this undergraduate honors thesis was to conduct a review of literature to investigate physical activity and/or exercise patterns of American college students. Secondly, this review aimed to identify factors and correlates which are associated with meeting, or not meeting, physical activity and/or exercise recommendations. In addition to presenting the findings of the review, this presentation will provide evidence-based recommendations for increasing physical activity levels among college students.

Presenter: Eugene Smith (Undergraduate Student)
Topic: Kinesiology, Sport Studies and Physical Education
Location: 31 Hartwell
Time: 11:05 am (Session II)