Grant A. Hirzel, Jacob Duncan Maloney, Mark Silvio Manfredi, Zachary Joseph Pohlman, Nicholas Roman Riordan


Presentation: 10:45 a.m.-12:00 p.m., Kennedy Union Ballroom

This project reflects research conducted as part of a course project designed to give students experience in the research process.

Course: HSS 428



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This study looks to examine certain factors that affect levels of physical activity in college students, how active college students are, and how activity level is impacted by location on campus as well as age. The primary study question is: “What are the barriers to exercising for college students?”. The data for this study will be collected through surveys sent out to UD students ranging from undergraduate freshmen to seniors. The goal is to be able to collect data from 30 students from each class and have a diverse group of majors and extracurriculars that give a true picture of students on campus. The variables that will be measured are frequency of exercise, type of exercise, barrier to not exercising more, upperclassman or underclassman, gender, and proximity of address to gym. A google survey with a variety of questions will be utilized to collect as much data as possible from our target population. The data collection will take place from March 22nd - April 5th. After data collection, analysis will take place by putting the different responses into groups and determining the different factors college students have when it comes to participating in physical activity. The results will be analyzed after data collection around April 5th.

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Course Project

Primary Advisor

Claire Victoria Wilt

Primary Advisor's Department

Health and Sport Science


Stander Symposium project, School of Education and Health Sciences

United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

Good Health and Well-Being

Barriers to Physical Activity for College Students