Master of Science in Exercise Physiology
Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences
First Committee Member
Lawrence Golding, Chair
Second Committee Member
John C. Young
Third Committee Member
Graduate Faculty Representative
J. Wesley McWhorter
Number of Pages
The purpose of this study was to investigate body composition and blood pressure as potential risk factors for coronary artery disease after 3 years of participation in a structured exercise program. The sample group was comprised of 21 male participants (66%) and 11 (34%) female participants with a mean age of 55 years who attended the exercise program and completed health and fitness testing annually. Participants did cardiovascular, strength, and flexibility training 5 days a week with an average attendance of 70%. After 3 years, BMI, waist circumference, and percent body fat increased significantly (p < .01); blood pressure levels did not change significantly (p > .05). Low control of diet may have contributed to worsening body composition measurements.
Blood pressure; Cardiovascular system – Diseases – Exercise therapy; Cardiovascular fitness; Coronary arteries – Diseases; Exercise; Exercise – Physiological aspects; Physical fitness; Stretching exercises; Weight training
Cardiovascular Diseases | Kinesiology
Wells, Maryse, "The Relationship of a long-term exercise program and selected coronary risk factors" (2010). UNLV Theses, Dissertations, Professional Papers, and Capstones. 360.