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Are you between the ages of 18-29? Not physically active, but interested in changing that?

Penn State researchers are seeking young adults with smartphones to test technologies that can help increase physical activity and slow weight gain.

This study can be completed remotely. Compensation is provided.

Interested? Contact the study team today!

Study overview

Who can volunteer

  • Individuals ages 18-29, who are not physically active.

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What volunteers will do

  • Participate in an 18-month study with two virtual study visits
  • Wear a study-provided activity tracker to monitor physical activity
  • Set goals to increase physical activity progressively
  • On five occasions, complete web surveys about your activity levels, thoughts about physical activity and overall well-being
  • Weigh yourself at home, on a study-provided scale
  • Receive periodic text messages on your smartphone

Meet the team

Professional photo of David ConroyDavid Conroy, PhD, study director

Professor of Kinesiology and Human Development and Family Studies, Penn State College of Health and Human Development
Professor of Public Health Sciences, Penn State College of Medicine

Learn more about Dr. Conroy’s research


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For more information

If you have any questions or are interested in participating, please contact the study team:

Gabby Ryan, research coordinator

Fill out the study interest form

This research has been approved by the Institutional Review Board, under federal regulations at Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center and Penn State College of Medicine as IRB #19311.