Date of Award
Master of Science (MS)
Parks, Recreation and Tourism Management
Jasmine N. Townsend, Committee Chair
Brandi M. Crowe
Brent L. Hawkins
The purpose of this study was to explore the specific case of participating in a functional fitness program for adults with physical disabilities. Although there is a growing body of literature concerning the importance of physical exercise for individuals with disabilities, little to no research has been completed specifically concerning the utilization of functional fitness. This study defines functional fitness as a physical exercise program, and explores the phenomenon of impacts to functioning for the participants who were involved. Through the means of case study methodology, this study assessed the impacts of functional fitness participation on physical functioning, instrumental activities of daily living, and quality of life among adults with physical disabilities.
Beidler, Brooke, "An Exploratory Case Study on the Impacts of Functional Fitness on Physical Functioning, Instrumental Activities of Daily Living and Quality of Life for Adults with Physical Disabilities" (2018). All Theses. 2970.