Date of Award


Degree Name

Master of Arts


Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (to 2011)

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.