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Physical education undergraduate students are studying whether timing music to exercise can make exercising enjoyable. Seniors Cristina Hernandez and Tomas Colmenares and recent graduate Stephanie Escobar presented their research at Florida’s Undergraduate Research Conference at the University of North Florida in Jacksonville. While research is ongoing, early results suggest pairing music with exercise routines affects the heart rate of study participants, their attention span during the routine and their rates of perceived exertion.

The physical education: sports and fitness track prepares individuals for positions in physical activity and fitness settings. Learn more about the program here.

Chrystian Tejedor and Jason Kostrna contributed to this article.