Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Journal/Book/Conference Title Title

Journal of College Student Development

Volume

51

Issue

1

First Page

65

Last Page

78

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, no. 1 (2010): pp. 65-78, published by John Hopkins University Press. doi: 10.1353/csd.0.0110

Original Publication Date

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

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