Date of Award
Bachelor of Science (BS)
College of Science
Stacey L. Beam
Many clinicians use heart rate to tell how fit an individual is and how healthy they are. They can prescribe exercise based on heart rate and other medical conditions to help clients get better through exercise. Instead of running a client through a graded exercise test each time there is a problem, it would be much more effective to find an accurate equation to predict a max heart rate value and prescribe exercise using that value. The purpose of this experiment is to see which equation tends to predict the most accurate max heart after.
Benchley, Jessica, "Age Predicted Heart Rate Max Equations in College-Aged Students" (2011). Honors Theses. 85.