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Aureus Medical, a nationwide leader in healthcare staffing, encourages travel PT professionals to talk to students about joining a gym

Omaha, NE, (August 21, 2014) - Additional research has been conducted indicating that working out may just make you smarter. That being said, travel therapy jobs leader, Aureus Medical, encourages PT professionals to talk to students about the benefits of joining a gym.

As a travel PT, you are well aware of the physical benefits of maintaining a regular exercise routine, but a new study from Michigan State University found that college students who belong to their university gyms are likely to have higher grade point averages than those who stay away from the recreation centers. Authors of the research also found that these individuals were more likely to stay in school longer.

"The results of this study are important because not only are we retaining more students, but we're retaining those that have higher GPAs, which is good for everyone," James Pivarnik, a professor at MSU and lead author of the research, said in a statement.

Pivarnik and his colleagues' findings were published in the Recreational Sports Journal and were based off of data collected from 4,843 students who were in their freshmen and sophomore years. Over the course of four consecutive semesters, the participants with gym memberships were found to maintain higher cumulative GPAs, as well as completing more credit hours that non-gym members. On average, the students had GPAs that were 0.13 points higher and were 14 percent more likely to advance from freshmen to sophomore status.

Read the full article for tips to share with students.

About Aureus Medical Group:

Aureus Medical Group is a national leader in healthcare staffing specializing in the successful placement of Nursing, Advanced Practice, Cardiopulmonary, Diagnostic Imaging, Medical Laboratory, Neurodiagnostics, Radiation Oncology, and Rehabilitation Therapy professionals, as well as Physicians, in hospitals and medical facilities nationwide.  With more than 30 years of experience, Aureus Medical offers a full range of staffing options, including national contract (travel), local contract, and direct hire.  Aureus Medical is the largest affiliate of Omaha-based C&A Industries, a leading provider of human capital management solutions for more than 45 years.