The 'freshman 15' will hopefully be a thing of the past thanks to this new physical fitness curriculum at Oral Roberts University. In order to get college credit, students must walk 10,000 steps a day, as measured by a FitBit wearable technology device.
As part of their Whole Person Education philosophy, the academic institution encourages all incoming students to maintain standards of physical health. Previously ORU relied on logging aerobic activity in fitness journals, but learning management system Brightspace and advances in the wearable technology field make health-tracking easier than ever.
Every student in this program will be required to wear a FitBit smartwatch to monitor the number of steps they take in a day as part of the fitness curriculum.