Steps to a Healthier Life Ball State University Students
Kendra Ham Jessica Hoover
Lyndsay Perrine LaMonica Smith
December 11, 2009
“Steps to a Healthier Life” (See Figure 1) is a semester-long program designed to help its
priority population, Ball State University students, lead a physically active lifestyle. Data show
that Ball State University students do not know the definition of physical activity, nor do they
know the recommended amount of physical activity they should be getting each week. One of
the objectives for the program is to get the priority population to build physical activity into their
day. Another objective of the program is to make sure the participants of the program know and
can demonstrate how to properly use exercise equipment. “Steps to a Healthier Life” will also
teach participants the importance of being physically active and the health benefits that can be
obtained from leading an active lifestyle. Through the program, participants will learn the
importance of physical activity and how to fit physical fitness into their lives. The program will
consist of educational lectures given by Julie Sturek that will make students aware of the
consequences of leading a sedentary lifestyle. The program will also allow participants to free
access to personal trainers and monthly lessons that will show students ways to fit physical
activity into their daily routines. Each week, there will be a new activity for participants. To
determine if participants were satisfied with the program, the program planners will conduct a
process evaluation immediately after the program.
Logic Model Steps to a Healthier Life
Inputs Outputs Outcomes
Call out meeting for interested students. Set up informational booth at the Atrium. Educate through formal lessons. Educate through exercise classes with personal trainer. BMI will be calculated. Participants will receive heart rate, blood glucose, cholesterol, and blood pressure screenings. Create surveys through SurveyMonkey.
Participants will be able to use exercise equipment properly. Participants will be able to interpret screening results and explain how to lower risks. Participants will be able to explain the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommendations for physical activity. Participants will increase physical activity levels.