Date Approved

5-7-2020

Embargo Period

5-8-2020

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.A. Higher Education

Department

Educational Services and Leadership

College

College of Education

First Advisor

Tinnin, Andrew

Second Advisor

McCombs, Tyrone

Third Advisor

Walpole, MaryBeth

Subject(s)

College students--Health and hygiene; Universities and colleges--Sports

Disciplines

Health and Physical Education | Higher Education

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to understand how a student's wellness is impacted through participation in sport clubs. This was done at a division three public institution with a Campus Recreation department, which offers 45 sport clubs. This study was conducted during the spring 2020 semester at Rowan University by distributing an online survey. The survey focused on gaining information about their sport club experience and the impact on occupational, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social, and physical dimensions. As well as understanding the factors that may affect their wellness.

The findings of this study showed a high positive impact to the social, emotional, and physical wellness dimensions. Findings provided research for a particular program area within campus recreation. Conclusions discuss the impact sport clubs programs can have on multiple students and how the university will benefit from that.

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