Gary Clark

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Thad Crews, W.J. Meadors, Burch Oglesby


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Original department was Physical Education & Recreation

Degree Program

Department of Kinesiology, Recreation and Sport

Degree Type

Master of Science


The purpose of this investigation was to determine the effects of nutrition knowledge and fitness knowledge upon nutrition and fitness attitude in an introductory college weight training class.

The study involved 99 college students registered for an introductory weight training class. Four classes were randomly assigned to one of two groups – treatment or control. The investigation was conducted for a six-week period with a frequency of two days per week. The experimental treatment was education in the area of nutrition and fitness. A pretest posttest experimental design was used. The dependent variables measured were fitness knowledge, nutrition knowledge, fitness attitude, and nutrition attitude.

A repeated measures analysis of variance determined differences between the groups on the four tests used. Results of the statistical analysis indicated the experimental treatment affected nutrition and fitness knowledge but did not affect nutrition and fitness attitude.


Health and Physical Education | Nutrition