The Campus Recreation Program Based On The Factors Of Academics, Recruitment, Retention And Wellness

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The Impact of a Campus Recreation Program Based on the Factors of Academics, Recruitment, Retention and Wellness
Stephanie Nielsen
Western Illinois University
KIN 512 Research Methods
Dr. Mark Cole & Dr. Janet Wigglesworth
May 12th, 2015

Abstract
The purpose of this study is to examine the campus recreation programs of a Midwestern, Southeastern and West Coast university campuses and to examine the relationship between participation in campus recreation and the student satisfaction with the college experience. This study aims to show a relationship between academics, recruitment and retention, and wellness on a university campus through collegiate recreation programs. The instrument used for testing the research question was the National Intramural Recreation Sports Association (NIRSA) Quality and Importance of Recreational Sports Scale (QIRS). A first six-week recreation program was also implemented by the campus recreation programs at each of the universities. Data was also collected from the admissions offices as well as the university services that are offered to students. The results of these studies indicate a significant need for campus recreation facilities on college campuses.
Keywords: college students, recruitment/retention, academics, participation, health benefits

Introduction
Over the recent years, campus recreation programs have received an increased amount of attention in regards to addressing issues of recruitment and retention and…

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