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Perspectives of Fitness and Health in College Men and Women
Journal of College Student Development
  • Jennifer J. Waldron, University of Northern Iowa
  • Rodney B. Dieser, University of Northern Iowa
Document Type
Article
Abstract
Because many college students engage in low levels of physical activity, the current study used a qualitative framework to interview 11 college students to examine the meaning physically active college students assign to the practice of fitness and health. Students discussed the importance of healthy eating, but that it was difficult to accomplish at college. Additionally, students intertwined health and fitness with physical appearance and attractiveness. In particular, the media shaped many of their perceptions of health and fitness. Implications of these findings to policy making in higher education, in particular wellness programming, are highlighted.
Department
School of Health, Physical Education, and Leisure Services
Department
Division of Physical Education
Comments

First published in Journal of College Student Development, v. 51 n. 1 (2010): pp. 65-78, published by John Hopkins University Press. DOI: 10.1353/csd.0.0110

Original Publication Date
1-1-2010
DOI of published version
10.1353/csd.0.0110
Repository
UNI ScholarWorks, University of Northern Iowa, Rod Library
Date Digital
2010
Copyright
©2010 John Hopkins University Press. The copyright holder has granted permission for posting.
Language
EN
File Format
application/pdf
Citation Information
Jennifer J. Waldron and Rodney B. Dieser. "Perspectives of Fitness and Health in College Men and Women" Journal of College Student Development Vol. 51 Iss. 1 (2010) p. 65 - 78
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/rodney-dieser/1/