Date of Award


Degree Type



Education and Human Services

First Advisor

Hamlen, Karla R.

Subject Headings

Academic achievement -- Physiological aspects, High school students -- Health and hygiene, Young adults -- Nutrition, Exercise for youth -- Study and teaching, diet exercise learning science classroom


The purpose of this study is to examine how diet and exercise relate to student achievement and learning in the regular classroom setting. Research questions include whether or not there is a positive correlation between the amount/type of exercise a student receives per week and learning, as well as relationships between their diet and learning in the classroom. Forty high school honors biology students were surveyed as to their dietary and exercise habits. This data was compared to their individual average test grades as a measure of learning

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