2012 Student Research Conference:
25th Annual Student Research Conference

Exercise Patterns and Academic Achievement Among Undergraduate Students
Lynley E. Aleksandrian* and Lauren J. Higgins
Dr. Joseph Visker, Faculty Mentor

This study examined the association between exercise patterns and academic performance. A self-report instrument was completed by 141 participants, representing a diverse range of college students attending a small, liberal arts university. The data were analyzed using descriptive and non-parametric statistics. Differences in GPA were found among the participants who lifted weights, performed moderate cardiovascular exercise, and preferred playing football as a form of exercise. There was no difference between the GPA of the participants and other components of exercise pattern. These results suggest that there may be an association between some aspects of exercise patterns and academic performance. Implications for future research and professional practice will be discussed.

Keywords: exercise, academic achievement

Topic(s):Health Science
Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 600-5
Location: Georgian Room - SUB
Time: 3:30

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