Fitness for intermediates through physical education

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Show simple item record Connor, Kenton C. en_US 2011-06-03T19:29:41Z 2011-06-03T19:29:41Z 1963 en_US 1963
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 1963 .C64 en_US
dc.description.abstract The comparatively low level of the physical fitness of the youth throughout the United States has been a major concern for the past decade. Many social agencies have taken the initiative, proposed, and developed programs designed specifically for the purpose of raising the level of physical fitness as measured by specific tests.Since physical fitness is a unique objective of the school physical education program, this situation logically must be a prime concern to the educator and, more specifically, the physical educator. The physical educator, however, is bound by his philosophy which prevents him from presenting physical fitness as a program and neglecting the other important objectives of his profession.Research, therefore, is needed in this area in order to provide reliable evidence on which to base further action and to give direction to those who are concerned about the contribution of the school physical education program to the physical fitness of the students.The problem here was to investigate to what extent a given basic physical education program would affect the physical fitness of 101 fifth and sixth grade students of West Ward Elementary School in the city of Wabash, Indiana, and to statistically test the significance of any changeof physical status. The program consisted of activities arranged in the categories of (1) group games, (2) rhythms, (3) stunts, tumbling and vaulting, and (4) track and self testing activities. It is anticipated that this research, by subjecting the results of this one type of general program to statistical analysis, will shed significant light on this problem. en_US
dc.format.extent ii, 35 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.title Fitness for intermediates through physical education en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 4 hrs. en_US Thesis (M.A.) en_US
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