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Higher Education

2010

Andrews University

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An Evaluation Of Health Behavior Change During A General Education Health Course, Lynn M. Merklin Jan 2010

An Evaluation Of Health Behavior Change During A General Education Health Course, Lynn M. Merklin

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Problem. There have been no studies as to the effectiveness of the one-credit general education health course at Andrews University, Fit for Life, in promoting the adoption of healthy lifestyle behaviors. Because behavior change is a process that occurs over time, any measurement of student health behaviors must be sensitive enough to detect the early stages of behavior change as well as the behaviors themselves.

Method. The purpose of this study was to determine the degree to which students enrolled in Fit for Life adopted the health behaviors promoted in the course, evidenced by progress through the stages of change ...