Objectives: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effect of resistive exercise training in university students on parameters of sleep, fatigue, academic achievement, anxiety, depression and quality of life. Methods: A total of 40 volunteer students were included in the exercise (n=20) and control (n=20) groups. Both groups were evaluated at the beginning of the study and at the end of 8 weeks with data recording form, Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Scale, Piper Fatigue Scale, end-of-term grade point average, Beck Anxiety Scale, Beck Depression Scale, and Short Form-36 questionnaire. Results: After the 8-week exercise program, it was determined that the sleep quality of the students in the exercise group increased (p=0.020), and the level of perceived fatigue (p=0.020) and physical role limitation (p=0.039) decreased. Conclusion: As a conclusion, due to the positive effects on sleep quality, fatigue and quality of life, it was thought that resistance exercises could be recommended for the university students in order to protect and improve the health of young individuals. Keywords: Behaviour, health, resistive exercises, university students
Corresponding Author: Ozcan O.