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Spring 2017


Recreation and Park Administration


Recreation and Park Administration




Michael J. Bradley

Mentor Department

Recreation and Park Administration


According to The State of Obesity (2016), the state of Kentucky has the fifth highest rate of obesity among adults in the nation. Among the 34.6% of obese adults in the state, 17.8% are between the ages of 18 and 25. Eastern Kentucky University’s (EKU) undergraduate population is just over 14,000, and 2,500 of these students are estimated to be overweight or obese. The fitness leisure motivations study at Eastern Kentucky University was conducted to determine the motivations and barriers associated with physical exercise participation among the EKU student body. To determine the status of students’ health and wellness pertaining to fitness leisure awareness and involvement at EKU means that the researcher can deliver data results to health and wellness leaders on campus to increase support for these students and encourage healthier lifestyles as well as work towards creating a healthier state.