Weight Stigma in Health and Fitness Settings

Public Health (Zilber College of) / Kinesiology


(1) Evaluate names and descriptions of fitness classes for evidence of weight inclusivity versus weight-centric focus; and/or
(2) Explore prevalence and content of weight-inclusive or weight-neutral articles in kinesiology academic and practitioner publications (e.g., research journals such as Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise and applied journals such as ACSM Health & Fitness); and/or
(3) Explore the availability and content of weight-inclusive or weight-neutral applied fitness resources (e.g., websites, blogs, podcasts).

Tasks and Responsibilities

* Learn principles of Health at Every Size ®
* Read relevant research and applied literature
* Attend research meetings
* Collect data
* Help with data analysis
* Help with the development of conference presentations and publications

Desired Qualifications