|（Department of Military Physical Educaltion，Zhejiang University of Technology，Hangzhou 310014，China）
Abstract: By studying the mental health and dealing modes of 62 poor college students, the authors revealed the following findings: the teaching in mental health exercise prescriptions effectively improved the anxiety and depres-sion emotions and dealing modes of poor colleges students, and significantly uplifted their mental health levels, while the function of the teaching in common elective physical education courses in improving the said factors was not significant. Teaching methods, test time and their interaction have significant effects on such factors as poor college students’ self statements of mental symptoms, anxiety and depression as well as their dealing modes. In terms of improving the mental health and dealing modes of poor college students, the function of the teaching in mental health exercise prescriptions is evidently superior to that of the teaching in common elective physical educa-tion courses.
Key words: scholastic physical education；mental health exercise prescription；mental health；poor college student