Fit for Success

Staying fit and active is a key element to maintaining a healthy quality of life. This is especially true during adolescence and young adulthood when daily exercise can impact learning experiences and academic success. 

At Texas A&M, the Physical Education Activity Program in the Department of Health and Kinesiology is leading the way by offering health and fitness activity classes to every student at Texas A&M. 

According to research published by the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, students who engage in physical activity tend to have better grades, classroom behavior, memory and test performance. A separate study shows that physical activity can improve sleep and lower risk of depression in children and adults. 

Last year more than 24,000 students – 36 percent of the total fall student enrollment – participated in one or more courses related to health and fitness. 

You can learn more about the more than 40 physical activity courses at peap.tamu.edu 

PEAP Enrollment chart

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