2012 Student Research Conference:
25th Annual Student Research Conference

Effect of music on time to completion of one mile treadmill run
Nicole J. Clark*, Megan M. Distler, and Allysa C. Rimkus
Dr. Jerry Mayhew, Faculty Mentor

The purpose of this study was to assess the effect of music on time to completion for a one-mile treadmill run in college students. College students (12 men; 17 women; age = 18-23 yrs) with varying activity backgrounds performed 2 one-mile self-selected pace treadmill runs with and without music. A preselected six-song play list, at 180 beats per minute administered through earphones. During the test the subjects were permitted to control the speed of the treadmill based on perceived comfort. There was no significant difference (p ≥ 0.75) between run times with music (9.93 6.24 mins) versus without (9.82 6.06 mins). Listening to music does not appear to have a significant effect on the time to complete a one-mile treadmill run. Activity level and gender do not have a significant effect on the time to complete a one mile treadmill run.

Keywords: One mile run, treadmill, music, college, exercise science

Topic(s):Exercise Science

Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 500-3
Location: Georgian Room - SUB
Time: 3:30

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