Time to weigh-in: an analysis of what, if anything, U.S. public 2-year colleges in the SACS region are doing to curb obesity among their students

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dc.contributor Bray, Nathaniel J.
dc.contributor Brown, George M.
dc.contributor Katsinas, Stephen G.
dc.contributor.advisor Hardy, David E.
dc.contributor.advisor King, Margaret I.
dc.contributor.author Walker, Angela
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T17:08:35Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T17:08:35Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0001562
dc.identifier.other Walker_alatus_0004D_11838
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/2018
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract American higher education's mission has always been to educate the "whole" student. Educating the entire student includes nurturing their academic, emotional, social, vocational, moral, spiritual, economic, and physical development to ensure they are prepared to successfully compete in a changing global society in and after college. Each area of a college student's life is important and deserves attention; however, higher education institutions often overlook students' physical health. This is unfortunate because every student is affected by health, and a direct relationship exists between student health and academic success. Healthy students are more likely to persist in college. It is time for students' physical health to get more attention, because over 30% of college students are overweight or obese, and this statistic is expected to worsen. The prevalence of obesity and its comorbidities were found to be higher among community college students. The purpose of the study was to review what, if anything, public 2-year colleges accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) classified as rural, suburban, and urban are doing to address obesity among their student populations. This quantitative study used Qualtrics to distribute an electronic 17-item survey to senior student affairs administrators at 289 U.S. public community colleges in the SACS region classified as rural, suburban, and urban. Descriptive statistics were used to organize, analyze, and interpret survey data. Chapter IV will present results of the research.
dc.format.extent 181 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Higher education
dc.subject.other Community college education
dc.subject.other Health education
dc.title Time to weigh-in: an analysis of what, if anything, U.S. public 2-year colleges in the SACS region are doing to curb obesity among their students
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.discipline Educational Leadership, Policy, and Technology Studies
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ed.D.


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