Theses and Dissertations

Issuing Body

Mississippi State University

Advisor

Holmes, Megan E.

Committee Member

Webb, Heather E.

Committee Member

Brocato, D. Kay

Date of Degree

1-1-2014

Document Type

Graduate Thesis - Open Access

Major

Kinesiology

Degree Name

Master of Science

College

College of Education

Department

Department of Kinesiology

Abstract

Childhood obesity and subsequent poor health implications continue to be a critical health concern and recent literature suggests academics may also be under greater strain among these individuals. This study examined the relationship between metabolic health and academic achievement in students “at risk” for drop. Fifteen adolescences participated in an educational camp aimed at developing knowledge of core curriculum by developing design projects. Metabolic health was assessed via biochemical measurements of blood lipid and glucose, resting blood pressure, and anthropometric measurements of height, weight, and waist circumference. Variables were examined individually and as a combined risk score. Academic achievement measurements were results were obtained from district testing. Little association was found between academic achievement and metabolic health. BMI was greater than the 85th percentile for sample. Participants partook in 32.4 minutes/day of moderate-vigorous physical activity during camp. Slight variation between Pre-and Post- measures of academics suggests presence of confounding variables.

URI

https://hdl.handle.net/11668/17739

Comments

academic achievement||metabolic health

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