Learning Style Preferences of Undergraduate Dietetics, Athletic Training, and Exercise Science Students

Meredith G. Wagner, Pamela Hansen, Yeong Rhee, Ardith Brundt, Donna Terbizan, Bryan Christensen

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The study assessed the preferred learning style (LS) of college students and compared LS preferences among students majoring in Dietetics, Exercise Science, and Athletic Training. LS questionnaires were distributed to students (N=693, mean age 20.5±1.7) enrolled in health science courses at three Midwestern universities. Most students preferred a converger LS followed by assimilator, accommodator, and diverger. Some students preferred a combination of two LS. Chi square results indicated a significant relationship between college major and LS. Students in health majors were all observed to have a significant LS preference, namely the converger LS. However, distributions of preferred LS within each major differed. Understanding preferred LS of college students in different academic programs may increase the effectiveness of teaching and learning.

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DOI: https://doi.org/10.11114/jets.v2i2.331

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