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.

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