Master of Science (MS)
Dietetics and Nutrition
First Advisor's Name
First Advisor's Committee Title
Second Advisor's Name
Michele W. Keane
Third Advisor's Name
Susan P. Himburg
Date of Defense
The effectiveness of nutrition education on the nutrition knowledge of future aerobic instructors was studied. Forty-seven subjects participated in the study. The experimental group (n=31) chose to and paid for a two-hour per week session of structured nutrition education for four weeks, the control group (n=16) did not. A nutrition knowledge test was completed by all subjects before and after the intervention. Results were analyzed for relationships between subject's nutrition knowledge and age, gender, educational background, income, and body mass index. No significant differences were found between the groups. The results showed that prior to any formal nutrition education, fitness instructors in the experimental and control groups had low nutrition knowledge (8.06%±16.4% and 4.38%±4.12%, respectively). Post-intervention nutrition knowledge significantly improved (p
Breiter, Abbe Michelle, "Effects of nutrition education on the nutrition knowledge of future aerobic dance instructors" (1997). FIU Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 1805.
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