TitlePromoting Physical Activity Among International Students in Higher Education: A Peer-Education Approach
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2013
AuthorsYan, Z, Cardinal, BJ
JournalJournal of Physical Education, Recreation & Dance
Pagination35 - 40
Date Published01/2013

International students have become an important and growing group in U.S. higher education. Although many universities offer various types of support to international students, little attention is given to preventive health services or health promotion efforts, such as the promotion of physical activity. This article outlines a theory-based peer-education program that may facilitate physical activity participation among international students, provide social support for their successful transition into American culture, develop positive intercultural exchanges among students, enhance students' cultural competency, and align the academic interests and goals of health, physical education, recreation, and dance.