A Body Composition Analysis between First-year Students and Seniors in the Health and Sport Science Department.

Title

A Body Composition Analysis between First-year Students and Seniors in the Health and Sport Science Department.

Authors

Presenter(s)

Adria L Butler, Samuel W Fadayel, Christine M Hannigan, Claire E Herdina

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Description

The primary purpose of this effort was to compare body composition measurements between first-year students and seniors majoring in Health and Sports Science at the University of Dayton. A secondary aim was to consider if differences may be due to acquired knowledge, interest, and awareness in the Health and Sports Science Field. Data was collected from forty participants, all from the Health and Sport Science Department. Twenty senior students and twenty first year students were separated into equal male and female subgroups. All participants signed an Invitation to Participate document acknowledging willingness to volunteer. The following data was collected on all participants: anthropometrics including waist and hip circumferences, height and weight, and sex-specific 3-site skinfold body composition measurements. The skinfold measurements were used to estimate percent body fat, fat mass, and lean mass. Additionally, all participants completed a questionnaire examining their general knowledge of health and sport science related content. Data was analyzed using SPSS, and results and conclusions of this investigation will be presented via poster session at the Stander Symposium.

Publication Date

4-5-2017

Project Designation

Course Project - Undergraduate

Primary Advisor

Megan A Clayton

Primary Advisor's Department

Health and Sport Science

Keywords

Stander Symposium poster

A Body Composition Analysis between First-year Students and Seniors in the Health and Sport Science Department.

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