Physical Activity Among Community College Students

Authors

  • Sarah J. Young
  • Jill R. Sturts
  • Craig M. Ross

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18666/TPE-2015-V72-I4-7140

Abstract

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. 

Published

2015-11-16

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Section

Articles