Comparison of Submaximal Aerobic Performance on a Bicycle Ergometer in Students Enrolled in the Health and Sport Science Department versus Students Not Enrolled in the Health and Sport Science Department at the University of Dayton.
Michaela K Davis, Devyn Shea Hickman, Astrid Margarita Jetter, Nathaniel A Wourms
As graduating Health and Sport Science (HSS) students, we felt compelled to examine the benefits of our exposure to our particular coursework to those students not enrolled in the same major of study. Intrigued by the idea that our educational focus may or may not influence our own ideas on health and exercise, the primary motivation for our study was to evaluate if this exists in in a practical field setting. Much of our coursework is centered around the physiological systems of the body, the body’s responses to exercise, and the psychology behind exercise, therefore, the motivation behind this study was to compare our HSS-colleagues’ exercise-based performance versus other University counterparts. Thus, the purpose of this effort was to examine submaximal aerobic capacity between students enrolled in the Health and Sport Science Department versus students not enrolled in the HSS Department at the University of Dayton. This effort examined 40 participants, 20 non-HSS majors and 20 HSS majors. Within each category there is a one-to-one ratio of males to females in order to minimize skewing of the data based on physiological differences between males and females. Anthropometrics were measured prior to testing to characterize the samples. The participants were tested on a bicycle ergometer using the YMCA Submaximal Bicycle Ergometer Protocol. Participant’s heart rate, blood pressure, and rating of perceived exertion were monitored and recorded throughout the test session, and used to determine submaximal aerobic capacity. All participants signed an Invitation to Participate document acknowledging their willingness to volunteer, and each exercise session was conducted with all four researchers present.
Course Project - Undergraduate
Megan A Clayton
Primary Advisor's Department
Health and Sport Science
Stander Symposium poster
"Comparison of Submaximal Aerobic Performance on a Bicycle Ergometer in Students Enrolled in the Health and Sport Science Department versus Students Not Enrolled in the Health and Sport Science Department at the University of Dayton." (2017). Stander Symposium Posters. 893.