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Kinesiology and Health Science
Does participation in Strength and Conditioning (S&C) classes have a positive effect on the physical, emotional, mental, and social health of college students? This study was designed to measure and explore different markers of physical, mental, emotional, and social health from participants in Strength and Conditioning classes. Class participants were asked to complete a survey to self report the effects of the training on various aspects of their life. Data were analyzed and compared to national averages for college students, and correlation tests were conducted to identify relationships in the reported effects. The study found that no significant correlations existed between S&C attendance and the various markers for physical, emotional, mental, and social health and failed to reject the null hypothesis. However, in the comparisons to national averages, S&C participants showed higher levels of health markers, indicating that there may be positive impacts to the health of college students associated with participation in Strength and Conditioning classes.
Bleak, Brynli, "The Effects of Strength and Conditioning Training on the Health of College Students" (2022). Undergraduate Honors Capstone Projects. 938.
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