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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2015, Vol. 2, Issue 1, Part B

The Impact of Physical Activity on the Academic Performance among Medical and Health Sciences Students: A Cross Sectional Study from RAKMHSU -Ras Alkhaimah-UAE


Author(s): Mohammed Abou Elmagd, Abubakr H Mossa, Manal Mahmoud Sami, Tamer Salama El-Marsafawy, Omar Al Jadaan, Mohamed Salah Eldin Mudawi

Abstract: Physical activity is a crucial component of school curricula as it is suggested to increase the students’ academic performance. This may be applied in the university age group, especially when considering medical and health sciences colleges where higher stress levels are recorded. Aim: To assess the relationship between physical activity and academic performance among medical and health sciences students. Methods: an online questionnaire-based cross sectional study involved 198 students from RAK Medical and Health Sciences University was conducted to identify the level of physical activity and academic performance. Results were tabulated and analyzed using SPSS. Results: there was significant positive correlation between physical activity and academic performance (r = 0.208). However, the correlation was higher for BDS College with no significant difference with regard to nationality, age and gender.

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How to cite this article:
Mohammed Abou Elmagd, Abubakr H Mossa, Manal Mahmoud Sami, Tamer Salama El-Marsafawy, Omar Al Jadaan, Mohamed Salah Eldin Mudawi. The Impact of Physical Activity on the Academic Performance among Medical and Health Sciences Students: A Cross Sectional Study from RAKMHSU -Ras Alkhaimah-UAE. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2015; 2(1): 92-95.
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