Objective: To describe the availability, progression, and characteristics of conceptually based Fitness/Wellness (CBFW) courses in American colleges and universities. Participants: Surveys were completed by 161 faculty members about the availability and characteristics of CBFW courses at their particular institutions. Methods: The CBFW course instrument was used to obtain descriptive data on courses, institutions, and availability. Results: Ninety percent of the 161 responding institutions indicated offering a CBFW course, 44% indicated the course was required. This marks a significant increase in CBFW course availability when compared to earlier studies. The availability of CBFW courses has varied according to the type and size of the institution. Conclusions: There has been a meaningful increase in offered and required CBFW courses in American colleges and universities.
- Conceptual physical education
- Fitness and wellness instruction
- General education requirements
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health