The Effectiveness of a Personalized Peer Health Physical Education Program (PPHPEP) on the Health Related Physical Fitness, Diet, and Attitudes Toward 
Wellness of Students Enrolled In A University Personal-Community Health Course

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The Effectiveness of a Personalized Peer Health Physical Education Program (PPHPEP) on the Health Related Physical Fitness, Diet, and Attitudes Toward Wellness of Students Enrolled In A University Personal-Community Health Course

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The purpose of this major course research project was to determine the effectiveness of a Personalized Peer Health Physical Education Program (PPHPEP) on the cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength/endurance, flexibility, diet, and attitudes toward wellness of students enrolled in a university personal and community health course (N=11). In the spirit of pioneering exercise physiologist and researcher T.K. Cureton, who believed that the “true laboratories in physical education [were] the pools, playfields, gymnasiums . . . ,” this study was field based and conducted primarily at the University of Dayton RecPlex. During the 2018 spring semester, students in one section of an undergraduate Personal Community Health course offered in the Department of Health and Sport Science exercised w/peers during 5 separate sessions. Team members participated in five (5) sessions conducted during class time and five (5) sessions conducted outside of class. Two of the (2) sessions included pre- and post-testing. All in exercise and testing sessions were conducted at the University’s RecPlex. Data from Pre and Post Test Fitness Testing Sessions were analyzed and compared using descriptive statistics. Qualitative data from students’ weekly Health Wellness Review Reflections (HWRR) were analyzed and compared to Insell-Roth (2016) Dimensions of Wellness Theoretical Framework to determine the effectiveness of the PPHPEP. Note: Data analysis for the PPHPEP is a Work in Progress (WIP)

Publication Date

4-18-2018

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Course Project

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George M DeMarco

Primary Advisor's Department

Health and Sport Science

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Presenters: Christi Michelle Begeman, Zachary John Burneka, George M DeMarco, Lenny Michael Froehlich, Megan Elizabeth Gerrity, Troy Grabowski, Megan Irene Grace, Reilly Alexzandra Madsen, Kevin Patrick McNamara, Alex George Medich, Michael Joseph Turner, Samuel Tutu, Ellison Wenzinger, Tre Alexander Whittaker

The Effectiveness of a Personalized Peer Health Physical Education Program (PPHPEP) on the Health Related Physical Fitness, Diet, and Attitudes Toward 
Wellness of Students Enrolled In A University Personal-Community Health Course

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