Date of Graduation

Spring 2015

Document Type

Honors Research Project

Degree Name

Bachelor of Business Administration


Finance - Corporate Financial Management

Research Sponsor

Dr. Susan Hanlon

First Reader

Mr. Bob Chalfant

Second Reader

Mr. Kevin Smith


This project addressed women’s wellness. Many women experience physical and mental health issues related to a lack of physical activity or psychological support. Women’s Fitness Week was offered to women of the University of Akron and the outside community, providing opportunities to learn more about and improve upon the various dimensions of wellness – emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social/cultural, and spiritual. Events were held at the University’s Student Recreation and Wellness Center and encompassed topics such as nutrition, weight training, and self-defense. The goals of this project were to: increase knowledge levels of fitness, health, and wellness, increase confidence levels, increase comfort levels at the Student Recreation and Wellness Center specifically, and ultimately give females the ability to take initiative and ownership of their health and fitness lifestyles and goals.