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An Examination of the Barriers Restricting Adolescents’ Equal Participation in Physical Activity across the United States

Semester: Spring 2024


Presentation description

Despite well researched and known benefits of physical activity (PA) participation, a large disparity in adolescent participation exists in the U.S. The inequity of PA participation among genders, races, and socioeconomic status is extremely visible in data collected across high schools in the U.S. In this thesis, the possible contributing factors, including geographic location, socioeconomic status, accessibility to organized sports, psychological factors, societal norms, etc. are examined.

Presenter Name: Sydnee Barton

Presentation Type: Poster
Presentation Format: In Person
Presentation #B80
College: Health
School / Department: Health, Kinesiology, and Recreation
Research Mentor: Arwen Fuller
Date | Time: Tuesday, Apr 9th | 10:45 AM