Required and Non-Required College Physical Activity Classes Effect on College Students' Stress
physical activity, exercise in college, college physical activity
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
BYU ScholarsArchive Citation
Sharp, Elizabeth and Barney, David, "Required and Non-Required College Physical Activity Classes Effect on College Students' Stress" (2016). Faculty Publications. 3016.
American Journal of Health Studies
David O. McKay School of Education
Educational Leadership and Foundations