Hello, my name is Sharon Jalene.  I am a doctoral candidate at UNLV in the Interdisciplinary Health Sciences program with a focus in Kinesiology/Motor Control and Learning.  I am conducting research on depression and fitness levels in college students.  I am inviting you to participate because you are college students at UNLV, the most diverse university in the US.  College students are reported to experience high levels of depression but little is known about the relationship of college depression and fitness level, academic status, and diversity.  The results of this study could contribute to the development of safe, effective options for the treatment of student depression that may have additional cognitive benefits.


You are eligible for inclusion if you are a student at UNLV age ≥ 18 years. You will not be asked to provide your name in the survey, and the survey software will not collect identification data.  Please be assured that your responses are anonymous and that all of the collected responses will be kept completely confidential.  The investigators will scientifically analyze the results from all responses and report the findings in one or more articles or poster presentations. 


Enter the Survey At This Link 


It should take about 10 minutes to complete the survey.  You will be compensated for your time.  Participants in the initial survey will receive one day/ class pass to a choice of 2 of 3 local fitness studios (TruFusion, Xtreme Couture MMA, and/or Bikram Yoga Las Vegas).  These passes will be emailed at the end of finals week.

You mental health is very important.  Regardless of your interest in this student, if you are experiencing mental duress, depression, or anxiety, help is available at the UNLV Student Wellness Center.

 Student Wellness Center Counseling and Psychological Services  - 702-895-3627


Thank you for your consideration,

Sharon Jalene, M.S  

 Primary Investigator: Brach Poston, Ph.D. - brach.poston@unlv.edu - IRB Protocol # 1181942


If you have any questions or would like to participate in the research, contact me at sharon.jalene@unlv.edu or 702-895-3946.



Thank you for your participation.  Studio passes will be emailed by 12/18/18. 

Email sharon.jalene@unlv.edu with any questions.


For your time, you will receive

one pass to your choice of two of the following studios:

Xtreme Couture MMA

Bikram Yoga Las Vegas


(TruFusion passes apply to Blue Diamond and Eastern locations only)

 Must be a current student at UNLV

One entry per person

You can email sharon.jalene@unlv.edu if you have any questions or concerns. 

You can also download a copy of the Informed Consent form from this page.

Enter the raffle for a fitness tracker here

December 3 at 12 am to December 7 at 10 am

Informed Consent
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