Effects of College Student's Participation in Physical Activity Classes on Stress


  • David Barney
  • Lindsey Benham
  • Liz Haslem




 The life of a college student could be considered stressful. There are assignments, term papers, midterm exams, and final exams, all of which may create varied amounts of stress. One method of combatting these stressors is participation in physical activity. The purpose of this study was to investigate college students’ perceptions of their participation in physical activity courses on their stress. A total of 356 college students were surveyed regarding their perceptions of how participation in physical activity affects their stress. Results showed that participation in physical activity classes helped them to control the stress related to their coursework.

Author Biographies

David Barney

David Barney, Ed.D. Brigham Young University 249 G SFH Provo, Utah 84602
(801) 422-6477 (801) 422-0652 Fax 

Lindsey Benham

Lindsey Benham, M.A. Brigham Young University 249 F SFH Provo, Utah 84602 (801) 422-5258 

Liz Haslem

Liz Haslem, M.A. Brigham Young University 249 F SFG Provo, Utah 84602 (435) 901-0671 



How to Cite

Barney, D., Benham, L., & Haslem, L. (2020). Effects of College Student’s Participation in Physical Activity Classes on Stress. American Journal of Health Studies, 29(1). https://doi.org/10.47779/ajhs.2014.206