Title

Required and Non-Required College Physical Activity Classes Effect on College Students' Stress

Keywords

physical activity, exercise in college, college physical activity

Abstract

A college education is considered important in society. The process of gaining a college education will be filled with many challenges. These challenges can be stressful. One method of combating stress for college students is physical activity. For this study, students from a university that offered, but did not require physical activity classes for graduation, and students from a university that offered and required physical activity for graduation participated in this study. It was found that both groups weren't "as stressed out" after physical activity class. Overall, students from both universities generally felt that the physical activity classes were beneficial to them.

Original Publication Citation

Sharp, E., & Barney, D. (2016). Required and non-required college physical activity classes effect on college students’ stress. American Journal of Health Studies, 31, (2), 74-81

Document Type

Peer-Reviewed Article

Publication Date

2016-9

Publisher

American Journal of Health Studies

Language

english

College

David O. McKay School of Education

Department

Educational Leadership and Foundations

University Standing at Time of Publication

Associate Professor

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