Degree Name

Master of Science

Department or Program



Wallace, Juliane


Fitness level can impact venous compliance and this effect can be realized with various exercise forms. The relationship between fitness level and venous compliance has been well established in adults or older participants, there has been minimal focus on children. The primary purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between fitness level, body composition, and venous compliance in children. Twelve participants n=12, 6 males, 6 females were assessed on height, weight, body fat % measurement, venous compliance measurement, and fitness assessment. There were no significant differences in fitness levels and venous compliance when looking at body fat percentage, VO2 peak, and BMI.