Document Type

Capstone Project (Campus-Only Access)

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Health, Human Services and Public Policy


Collaborative Health and Human Services

First Advisor

Teresa Nieves Espinoza


Central Coast High School is a continuation high school that creates an adaptable and recovery-based education environment for credit deficient Junior and Senior year students. They do this by providing a flexible setting for students with unique academic and social-emotional needs. The macro-level problem related to this project is the high levels of mental health disorders among youth. The micro-level problem in the project implemented is lack of physical activity. The purpose of this project is to encourage an outing at CSUMB where students will get the opportunity to visit three main buildings: the Student Services Center, Health and Wellness Center, and the Library. A physical Activity will be incorporated at the end of the tour, students will head on out to the disc golf field to play a game of frisbee. The most important finding was that even though students reported their stress levels to be the same for the pre and post-survey, they did report an increase in motivation in wanting to further their education. My recommendation is to start clubs for different sports or physical activities that interest students. Or even organize fun events like fun runs, and challenges within the school to promote physical activity in a fun and engaging way. As well as taking them out more to college field trips in order for them to get the feel of how it would be if they decided to pursue a higher education.

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