Month/Year of Graduation


Degree Name

Bachelor of Science (B.S.)


Health, Physical Education and Recreation

First Advisor

Saundra Shillingstad


This study assessed participant’s level of enjoyment in high-intensity training over moderate intensity-training. High intensity interval training is defined as short bouts of exercise performed at a near-maximal effort with rest periods or light activity in between. High intensity interval training involves repeatedly exercising at a high intensity for 30 seconds to several minutes, separated by 1-5 minutes of recovery. This type of exercise has sparked the interest of many active people due to its decreased time commitment and the benefits it elicits. The results of this study show that high intensity interval training induces a higher enjoyment rate pre- and post-exercise and post-exercise self-benefit when compared to moderate intensity training.