Increasing Physical Fitness Opportunities for BVU Students

by Melody Reding
Athletic Training
Faculty advisor: Matt Hanson

The purpose of this study was to look at physical fitness programs institutions in the IIAC conference that are offered for their students. This study looked for trends in both student and non-students led programs. Research has shown that physical activity participation has significant positive health implications. Other researchers have shown when students make the transition from high school to college they lose the drive to exercise. The aim of this study was to identify similarities and differences between institutions. Zumba was the most common activity at other schools; however yoga and aerobics were other common activities at the schools. If BVU offered more physical activity programs, students may be more likely to participate and increase their physical activity.