Faculty Advisor

Rothschild, Carey

Publication Date

Spring 2018


Students in professional health programs are tasked with managing rigorous curriculums, long hours studying, clinical education, research projects, and volunteer commitments. While these students will be the future leaders in the healthcare community, is it possible they are doing so at the expense of their own health? Purpose: The objective of this study was to assess mental and physical health behaviors of students by analyzing self reports of the following: physical activity (PA), diet, sleep patterns, mental health, stress, and academic performance. Subjects: Graduate students from doctorate level health programs enrolled in first or second years. Methods: Students were recruited on-site from UCF’s Physical Therapy (DPT) program (n=23), UCF’s College of Medicine (MD) (n=12), and University of Florida’s Pharmacy (PharmD) program Orlando campus (n=10). Electronic surveys were distributed through Qualtrics. Data was analyzed in SPSS using ANOVA (p

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