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Promoting Physical Wellness on a Commuter Campus: Learning Key Principles of Exercise Prescription to Enhance Program Design
Darren A. Wozny and Cheryl A. Wozny
The aim of our wellness-based campus suicide prevention program (supported by three-year SAMHSA grant) is to increase overall campus community wellness as a protective factor against the risk of campus suicide. The first online wellness module that will be implemented is the physical wellness–exercise module. The rationale for this practice-based proposal is that people continue unhealthy exercise patterns (starting and stopping self-designed exercise programs) due in large part to a lack of knowledge related to key principles of exercise prescription. Participants will learn about common issues associated with premature termination of self-developed exercise programs and will learn about key principles of exercise prescription to enhance the sustainability of self-developed exercise programs.