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Honors Thesis


The correlation between undergraduate majors/colleges and their corresponding levels of physical activity was investigated at the University of Texas at Arlington. The relationship between the two subjects of research was determined by the method of a survey, as inspired by the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ). The IPAQ serves to analyze data through a series of questions that determine an individual’s weekly average of vigorous to moderate exercise based on their job, major, leisure activity, and time spent sedentary. Pie charts and tables are presented to depict the survey’s findings of undergraduate major, college, and times of physical and sedentary activity. The results indicate that although there is little correlation between undergraduate major or college and their levels of physical activity, the Colleges of Architecture and Business had the highest averages of vigorous and moderate activity, while the College of Engineering had the highest averages of sedentary activity.

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