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The research assignment will require students to demonstrate a general understanding of the relationship between physical activity and health. Specifically, students will focus on a particular component of physical activity, fitness, or wellness, and be required to incorporate relevant literature and research findings into a comprehensive, well-written assignment. 

The research assignment must:

·  Be DOUBLE SPACED, at least THREE FULL PAGES in length (no more than 5 pages in length)

·  Use 12 point font of either Times New Roman or Calibri, 1” margins

·  Include at least FOUR scholarly sources in addition to Healthy People 2030

o  In-text citations & references should be provided in APA format. A separate “references” page should be included, that will not count towards the total page count.

o  At least THREE Goals and/or Objectives from Healthy People 2030 and relevant to your topic must be addressed

·  Focus on trends, data and/or experiences with the selected component of physical activity, fitness, or wellness is experienced, promoted, in the United States.

·  Use good grammar and flow smoothly.

·  Utilize APA format for in-text citations and references.

IT and Tech helping and promoting physically activity and wellness

KNES 235: Foundations of Fitness and Wellness

RESEARCH PAPER

95 Points

Purpose: The research paper will require students to demonstrate a general understanding of the relationship between physical activity and health. Specifically, students will focus on a particular component of physical activity, fitness, or wellness, and be required to incorporate relevant literature and research findings into a comprehensive, well-written paper.

Guidelines:

Topic Selection:

· Every student in this course must have a unique research topic

· You must submit your research topic to the instructor per the deadline provided in the class

· You should submit THREE potential research topics and make clear which are your first choice, second choice, and third choice.

· The instructor will confirm your research topic with you

· Examples of potential topics are found on the last page of this document

The research paper must:

· Be DOUBLE SPACED, at least
THREE FULL PAGES
in length (no more than 5 pages in length)

· Use 12 point font of either Times New Roman or Calibri, 1” margins

· Include at least
FOUR
scholarly sources in addition to
Healthy People 2030

· In-text citations & references should be provided in APA format. A separate “references” page should be included, that will not count towards the total page count.

· At least
THREE
Goals and/or Objectives from Healthy People 2030 and relevant to your topic must be addressed

· Focus on trends, data and/or experiences with the selected component of physical activity, fitness, or wellness is experienced, promoted, in the United States.

· Use good grammar and flow smoothly.

· Utilize APA format for in-text citations and references.

Rubric:

Exemplary

Proficient

Satisfactory

Needs Improvement

Formatting & Length Guidelines

20 points

Paper is 3-5 pages in length, double spaced, with appropriate font & margins (20 pts)

Paper is 3-5 pages in length, however other formatting guidelines were not followed (15 pts)

Paper is just under 3 pages in length and/or moderate formatting problems (10 pts)

Paper is not the appropriate length or has severe formatting problems (5 pts)

Sources, Citations, References

20 points

Four sources + Healthy People 2030 are properly cited and referenced using APA format (20 pts)

Four sources + Healthy People 2030 are included but there are some minor errors with citations or references (15 pts)

Four sources + Healthy People 2030 are included but not properly cited/referenced (10 pts)

Not enough sources included (5 pts)

American Trends, Data, and/or Experiences

20 points

Paper focuses on trends, data, or experiences with the chosen topic specific to residents of the United States (20 pts)

Paper presents a few trends, data, or experiences with the chosen topic specific to the United States (15 pts)

Paper presents trends, data, or experiences with the chosen topic but not specific to the United States (10 pts)

Paper does not explore trends, data, or experiences with the chosen topic (5 pts)

Healthy People 2030

20 points

Three distinct yet relevant goals or objectives from Healthy People 2030 are addressed (20 pts)

Two relevant goals or objectives from Healthy People 2030 are addressed (15 pts)

One relevant goal or objective from Healthy People 2030 is addressed (10 pts)

No goal or objective from Healthy People 2030 are addressed OR the goals/objectives included are not relevant to the selected topic (5 pts)

Grammar & Flow

15 points

Paper is free from grammatical errors and easy to follow (15 pts)

Paper has a few minor errors or flow issues (10 pts)

Paper has moderate grammatical issues or paragraphs do not flow together (5 pts)

Paper has substantial grammatical errors or is difficult to follow (0 pts)