Haley N Glaser, Angel J Pagan, Allison M Sandoval


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



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There is a growing epidemic of obesity and unhealthy behaviors across America.This presentation’s main focus is on the unhealthy behaviors that are growing among college students. A lack of physical activity and fitness could lead college students to become more stressed, obese, develop unhealthy eating habits, decrease their mental health, and negatively affect other related health areas in the body. Physical activity is key in college to stimulating the brain and developing healthy habits for the future because college is when habits for the future are truly developed. However, it is commonly stated that college students are constantly busy and have a hard time finding time for physical activity. In our project we will discuss the resources the University of Dayton provides students to assist in improving students’ physical fitness and overall health. The RecPlex is campus’ main source of physical activity, but there are also many outside resources available. However, suggestions such as, opening more gym space, creating free workout classes, and encouraging friendly competition between the Student Neighborhoods and doors, the could improve attendance and use of their equipment. There are already many incentives created to increase attendance at the RecPlex like Path Points, but many more could be created that includes more students. The University of Dayton provides few opportunities for students to improve their physical activity outside of the RecPlex and this project looks at resources that could be added to increase overall physical health on campus. Our goal is to provide tools for success to administrative staff and students that could help increase the amount of on campus involvement in unique physical activities both on and off campus.

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Course Project - Undergraduate

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Rachel Bloom-Pojar

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Stander Symposium project

Improvements to Physical Activity at the University of Dayton