SEVERE WX: Winter Weather Advisory - Frost Advisory View Alerts

Study Says Physical Activity Classes Required by Colleges Encourage Students to be Active

A study says physical activity classes as a college requirement encourages students to be more active.

Posted: Sep. 13, 2018 7:32 AM

CORVALLIS, Ore. -- Researchers at Oregon State have found that requiring physical activity classes in college encourages students to become more active.

One Oregon State professor says if physical activity classes are offered as electives, then a large group of students who are inactive are left out when they could benefit from the courses.

He adds that this study shows the benefits of required physical activity education as part of the college curriculum.

Past research has shown that physical activity levels tend to decline rapidly as students transition from high school to college.

Article Comments

Medford
Overcast
43° wxIcon
Hi: 42° Lo: 26°
Feels Like: 39°
Brookings
Broken Clouds
43° wxIcon
Hi: 46° Lo: 33°
Feels Like: 40°
Crater Lake
Scattered Clouds
33° wxIcon
Hi: 33° Lo: 16°
Feels Like: 24°
Grants Pass
Overcast
43° wxIcon
Hi: 40° Lo: 29°
Feels Like: 40°
Klamath Falls
Scattered Clouds
33° wxIcon
Hi: 34° Lo: 17°
Feels Like: 24°
Rain & Snow Continue Today
KDRV Radar
KDRV Fire Danger
KDRV Weather Cam

Latest Video

Image

Grizzly Bears Bound for Sportsmen's & Outdoor Recreation Show

Image

Seven Feathers - Cagesport MMA

Image

Seven Feathers - Car Giveaway

Image

Seven Feathers - Wrestling

Image

Seven Feathers - Coming Events

Image

Seven Feathers - Super Party

Image

Wyden Town Hall

Image

The Pledge: Sacred Heart Catholic School, Room 7

Image

Continued Rain and Snow Showers

Image

Ashland City Council Approves Uber and Lyft

Community Events