Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Human Performance and Health Education

First Advisor

Dr. Edward Heinig

Second Advisor

Shawn Bennett

Third Advisor

Kay Sterken

Access Setting

Masters Thesis-Open Access


An investigation of the relationship between job performance and exercise was conducted over a one year period among a group of hospital employees. Participation in the in-house fitness program was voluntary. The experimental group was employed a minimum of one year prior to the study and exercised at least twice a week the first year the fitness program began. Job performance ratings were compared to a matched group using a correlated t-test. The findings were non-significant.