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Fitness and Wellness
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Research

Bike and Pedestrian Planning

ASUFit is currently working with students and various departments to create plans for a future bike lane around campus. One of ASU’s graduates, Christopher Knappe, has helped us research this topic for his thesis (Master of Landscape Architecture). You can view his bike and pedestrian research here.

Also, ASUFit has worked in conjunction with Facilities Management to create a proposal that encompasses the marked-lane needs for both cyclists, pedestrians, and utility vehicles on campus.

Kinesiology Heath Risk Assessment (HRA) Research

Susan E. Keith
Ph.D, Department of Kinesiology
Phone: 942-2365, Ext. 226
E-mail: susan.keith@angelo.edu

Description: This preliminary project has far-reaching implications in establishing a comprehensive wellness program for Angelo State University. When developing a worksite wellness program, it is imperative to identify the health issues of the targeted population. The information gained from the HRA data will provide us with the necessary guidance to write a comprehensive wellness proposal that addresses the specific health needs of ASU employees. During the 2008 fall semester, all full-time ASU employees (725) will be asked to complete the on-line AMESmyfile health risk assessment. To obtain a representative sample with a high confidence level, our goal is to have 500 employees complete the HRA. Upon completing their HRA, employees will receive an individualized personal health record (PHR) and health risk assessment report. In addition, employees will have access to the following for one year:

  1. personal health coaching
  2. health education portal
  3. personal health record

Other benefits include:

  1. increasing wellness awareness among ASU employees
  2. encouraging wellness changes among ASU employees
  3. beginning the groundwork to create a campus-wide culture of wellness

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End of the Year Fitness and Wellness Survey

Katherine Garrison
Phone: 486-6244
E-mail: katherine.garrison@angelo.edu

Description: A questionnaire designed to measure baseline attitudes of ASU faculty, staff and students related to fitness and wellness. Response differences between the pre-and post-data is analyzed to determine if the pilot year program impacted attitudes related to fitness and wellness.