Using the Circuit Training Method to Promote the Physical Fitness Components of the Hashemite University Students


This study aimed at identifying the effect of using the circuit training method on promoting the physical fitness components among the Hashemite University freshmen students who were enrolled in the Physical Fitness Course. The experimental design was utilized. The study sample consisting of (15) male and (15) female students was enlisted in the Physical Fitness Course in the first semester of the university academic year 2014/2015. The study sample was chosen by the intentional method. The researcher determined the tests that measured the physical fitness components based on those utilized by the Physical Fitness Course lecturers. The psychometric properties of these tests were estimated (i.e., the instrument reliability coefficient was 0.82). Prior and post measurements were taken. Means, standard deviations, and (t) test was computed. The primary result revealed a clear improvement in the participants’ physical fitness components level in the post-measurements.

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Al-Haliq, M. (2015) Using the Circuit Training Method to Promote the Physical Fitness Components of the Hashemite University Students. Advances in Physical Education, 5, 170-175. doi: 10.4236/ape.2015.53021.

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