Date of Award

Spring 5-15-2012

Document Type


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (BS)




College of Science

First Advisor

George Lyerly


It has been found that breaking an exercise into multiple ten minute bouts can provide the same results as a lump bout of the same time (American College of Sports Medicine, 2010). Though little research has been done on its effectiveness as a modality of physical activity, golf, due to the considerable amounts of walking involved and the social and leisure nature of the game, could be used as an option of physical activity for older adults. In this literature review, the primary goal is to investigate the literature regarding how much energy an older adult could predictably expend while walking a round of golf and to see if this amount of expenditure could help aging adults meet their daily minimum physical activity recommendations, making golf a creative and useful possibility in exercise prescription. The review will also look at the total health benefits that could be received from using golf as a modality of exercise.