Among the recognized benefits of physical activity in higher education settings are improved cognition and possible benefit for some struggling with mental health concerns such as depression and anxiety. Although it is not part of modern higher education administration to provide for the physical activity of students, faculty, and staff, it is important that universities and colleges offer adequate resources and facilities.
In 2014, ACPA College Student Educators-International partnered with Partnership for a Healthier America (PHA) for their Healthier Campus Initiative, encouraging the facilitation and availability of health food and physical activity options on college campuses across the U.S.
We will continue to learn about the best ways to promote the health and successes of college students, and encourage our members to learn more about their role in this initiative.
Additional resources on this issue:
- ACPA Commission on Recreation, Athletics, and Wellness
- ACPA Partnership with PHA
- Healthier America: Healthier Campus Initiative
- NIRSA Leaders in Collegiate Recreation
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