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The Grading Of Men’S Physical Education Activities In The Small Four-Year Colleges Of Oregon, Washington And California, John A. Beck Aug 1970

The Grading Of Men’S Physical Education Activities In The Small Four-Year Colleges Of Oregon, Washington And California, John A. Beck

All Master's Theses

What grading method of activity courses in small colleges is best meeting the needs of the students involved? What is the most prevalent method used? Is grading outmoded -- a thing of the past? These are the basic questions to be answered by this study.


Tee-Ball, Merl E. Brothers Jul 1970

Tee-Ball, Merl E. Brothers

All Master's Theses

The hypothesis of this study was that boys between the ages of seven to nine playing Tee-ball would receive a significantly higher number of opportunities to learn baseball skills than boys playing in the Atom Leagues; and as a result of the greater number of opportunities to learn, Tee-ball would result in greater improvement than would Atom ball over one season.


The Effect Of Circuit Training On The Physical Fitness Of Fourth Grade Boys And Girls Compared To Traditionally Accepted Calisthenics, Larry J. Mataya Jul 1970

The Effect Of Circuit Training On The Physical Fitness Of Fourth Grade Boys And Girls Compared To Traditionally Accepted Calisthenics, Larry J. Mataya

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study: (1) To compare the regular physical education program of the fourth grade with an experimental physical education program of the fourth grade; and (2) to compare physical fitness of boys and girls of the two groups before and after the study.


Basic Educational Experiences Program Utilizing Individualized Instruction In Auditory And Visual Perception Phase Ii, Peggy L. Stapleton Oct 1969

Basic Educational Experiences Program Utilizing Individualized Instruction In Auditory And Visual Perception Phase Ii, Peggy L. Stapleton

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to develop Phase II in the Basic Educational Experiences Program, Phase I (6) of which was already in use in Yakima's Elementary Schools. Phase I was a minimal program in motor-sensory development. Phase II was a program in sequential perceptual activities contributing to and supporting the perceptual needs of the individual child through personal involvement in its activities.


A Discriminative Study Of Girls’ Physical Education In High Schools Of The Big Eight Athletic Conference, Carol A. Finney Aug 1969

A Discriminative Study Of Girls’ Physical Education In High Schools Of The Big Eight Athletic Conference, Carol A. Finney

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the status of physical education in schools of the Big Eight Athletic Conference. Test results and statistical information compiled from the LaPorte Score Card, Elder P (M) F Test, McCloy GMA Test, Stradtman Test of Physical Fitness Knowledge, and the Kneer Attitude and Diagnostic Inventory reflected the status of physical education in the eight schools studied.


The Major Factors That Have Affected The Game Of Basketball Since Its Inception, Robert Charles Werner Aug 1969

The Major Factors That Have Affected The Game Of Basketball Since Its Inception, Robert Charles Werner

All Master's Theses

There are five major factors that have affected this game of basketball since it had its beginning back in 1891 and the writer will attempt to cover these in the next five chapters of this publication .


Comparison Of A Movement Exploration Program To A Traditional Physical Education Program Using Junior High School Special Education Students, Dale W. Lanegan Aug 1969

Comparison Of A Movement Exploration Program To A Traditional Physical Education Program Using Junior High School Special Education Students, Dale W. Lanegan

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine whether or not a scheduled program of Movement Exploration would show an effective means of improving the physical fitness and motor skill abilities of a group of junior high school special education students. For means of analyses, the Movement program was compared to a traditional program of physical education for a Control group of junior high school special education students.


An Evaluation Of The Effectiveness Of Instructional Television As Applied To Learning Beginning Golf Skills, Everett Lowayne Brewer Aug 1969

An Evaluation Of The Effectiveness Of Instructional Television As Applied To Learning Beginning Golf Skills, Everett Lowayne Brewer

All Master's Theses

This study compares the golf skills of a class viewing its own videotape replays to those of a class who was videotaped but did not view the replays. All other relevant variables were equalized between the two groups. In addition, a test was made of the attitudes of the experimental group toward videotape as a learning aid, and finally, an attempt was made to reduce the number of trials necessary in the post-test, in order to make the test more functional.


A Comparison Of The Effects On Development Of Physical Fitness And Motor Skills Of Two Physical Education Programs With Opposite Program Emphases, David L. Haynie Aug 1969

A Comparison Of The Effects On Development Of Physical Fitness And Motor Skills Of Two Physical Education Programs With Opposite Program Emphases, David L. Haynie

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to compare the effects on development of physical fitness and motor skills of two physical education programs having opposite program emphases, using as subjects for the comparison, seventh grade boys at Michael T. Simmons School in Tumwater, Washington.


A Background Program In Sex Education: A Proposed Course Of Study For Fifth Grade, Glenda Joan Miller Aug 1969

A Background Program In Sex Education: A Proposed Course Of Study For Fifth Grade, Glenda Joan Miller

All Master's Theses

It is the purpose of this study (1) to survey one aspect of a meaningful background sequential program on sex education from kindergarten through sixth grade, and (2) to design available background resource materials in sex education adaptable to the eleven-year-old child in the fifth grade.


A Comparison Of The Exer-Genie As A Physical Conditioning Device To Traditional Methods Of Exercise, Robert E. Parsons Aug 1969

A Comparison Of The Exer-Genie As A Physical Conditioning Device To Traditional Methods Of Exercise, Robert E. Parsons

All Master's Theses

This study was composed of two problems as follows 1. To compare the Exer-Genie with a traditional developmental physical education program and a typical physical education program for developing physical fitness in elementary school boys. 2. To compare the development of specific muscular strengths in a program using the Exer-Genie with the development of the same specific muscular strengths in a traditional developmental program.


A Cross-Comparison Of The Contributions Of Obstacle Course Training And Extended Motor Ability Development To Physical Fitness And Motor Ability, Arthur K. Ellis Aug 1969

A Cross-Comparison Of The Contributions Of Obstacle Course Training And Extended Motor Ability Development To Physical Fitness And Motor Ability, Arthur K. Ellis

All Master's Theses

This study measured the changes in physical fitness and motor ability that occurred among comparable groups who participated in two different physical education programs. Specifically the study determined what changes in physical fitness and motor ability development occurred among sophomore boys at Central Kitsap High School who participated in two different programs.


Flexibility Change In Students Of Dance As Compared To Students In Other Physical Education Activity Classes, Betty J. Allen Aug 1969

Flexibility Change In Students Of Dance As Compared To Students In Other Physical Education Activity Classes, Betty J. Allen

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine flexibility changes in women students enrolled in a modern dance class as compared to flexibility changes in women students enrolled in badminton, golf, swimming, tennis, volleyball, and bowling classes, as measured by the bend and reach test.


Effects Of Equal Periods Of Massed Exposure Versus Distributed Exposure To Systematic Exercises On The Physical Fitness Of Fifth And Sixth Grade Boys, Michael L. Nolan Aug 1969

Effects Of Equal Periods Of Massed Exposure Versus Distributed Exposure To Systematic Exercises On The Physical Fitness Of Fifth And Sixth Grade Boys, Michael L. Nolan

All Master's Theses

It was the intent of this study to investigate the effect of varied proportions of physical exercise equated in type and duration, on two equated groups of fifth and sixth grade boys.


The Study Of An Attempt To Improve Motor Abilities Of Kindergarten Children In The Pasco Public Schools, Elaine Keller Banks Aug 1969

The Study Of An Attempt To Improve Motor Abilities Of Kindergarten Children In The Pasco Public Schools, Elaine Keller Banks

All Master's Theses

The results of the study lead to the conclusion that if motor activity of some kind underlies all behavior, including higher thought processes, then educators must be more vigorous in the approach to the physical education programs of children at an early age.


A Research Paper On The Definition, Treatment, And Rehabilitation Of Knee Injuries Incurred In Football, Larry W. Maguire Aug 1969

A Research Paper On The Definition, Treatment, And Rehabilitation Of Knee Injuries Incurred In Football, Larry W. Maguire

All Master's Theses

Coaches entering the area of football need to be aware of the factors involved in knee injuries. Both experienced and inexperienced coaches can benefit from research which will enable him to adequately care for any injuries which may arise. Often coaches in athletics do not have available to them, ready information covering this problem. Therefore, the purpose of this investigation was to provide relevant data pertaining to all facets of the knee injury as it occurs in football; the diagnosis of the injury; prescribed treatment; qnd the actual rehabilitation of the knee.


A Pilot Study On The Comparison Of The Effect Of A Traditional Physical Education Program And A Movement Exploration Program On The Self Concept Of The Special Education Student, Sherrie Ann Chrysler Aug 1969

A Pilot Study On The Comparison Of The Effect Of A Traditional Physical Education Program And A Movement Exploration Program On The Self Concept Of The Special Education Student, Sherrie Ann Chrysler

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this pilot study, which was exploratory in nature, was to determine if the type of physical education program a special education student experiences affects his self concept.


A Discriminative Study Of Boys’ Physical Education In High Schools Of The Big Eight Athletic Conference, Burdon R. Daugherty Aug 1969

A Discriminative Study Of Boys’ Physical Education In High Schools Of The Big Eight Athletic Conference, Burdon R. Daugherty

All Master's Theses

As in any other part of the curriculum, physical education requires equipment, facilities, and personnel in order to help assure a successful program. The degree of attainment of this success will be shown by the opinions of those whose judgments are considered valid. In contrast with this will be the performance capabilities of the students who take part in the program in terms of physical fitness performance, physical fitness knowledge, and neuromuscular skills. Finally, attitudes about physical education are also held to be important and should also be judged.


A Comparison Of A Routine Training Program And An Exer-Genie Isometric-Isotonic Conditioning Program With Respect To Their Effects On Cardiovascular Condition And Jumping Ability, Kenneth R. Jacobs Jul 1969

A Comparison Of A Routine Training Program And An Exer-Genie Isometric-Isotonic Conditioning Program With Respect To Their Effects On Cardiovascular Condition And Jumping Ability, Kenneth R. Jacobs

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study to determine statistically the effect of an Exer-Genie isometric-isotonic conditioning program on the jumping ability and cardiovascular fitness of junior high school athletes, as compared to a group of junior high school athletes involved in a routine conditioning program using calisthenics. The Sargent Jump Test was used to determine jumping ability and the Cameron Heartometer was used to determine cardiovascular fitness. Each group was compared in view of time spent on conditioning.


Movement Response Times Associated With Blocking In Football From The Three- And Four-Point Center Stances, Robert Louis Ames Jul 1969

Movement Response Times Associated With Blocking In Football From The Three- And Four-Point Center Stances, Robert Louis Ames

All Master's Theses

The purposes of this study were: (1) to determine the significance in variability between right, left, forward and backward movement times resulting from assuming the three-point and the four-point center stances, for junior high, senior high, junior college and college football players without previous experience at the center position; and (2) to determine the significance of difference between means of right, left, forward and backward movement of the three-point and four-point stances for each of the groups, viz., junior high, senior high, junior college and college.


A Comparison Of Methods Of Administering Modified Pull-Ups For Girls, Patricia Lacey Jul 1969

A Comparison Of Methods Of Administering Modified Pull-Ups For Girls, Patricia Lacey

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to find a method of administering pull-ups for girls that would be as accurate as the Gay Apparatus.


A Study Of Skill Development In Single Concept Activities By Use Of The Video Tape Recorder, Ramon Dee Kinnaman Jun 1969

A Study Of Skill Development In Single Concept Activities By Use Of The Video Tape Recorder, Ramon Dee Kinnaman

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine the differential effects of video taping as an instructional tool in the acquisition of bowling skills.


Hearing Loss Among Alaska Native Schoolchildren Of The Lower Yukon, Susan H. Henry Jun 1969

Hearing Loss Among Alaska Native Schoolchildren Of The Lower Yukon, Susan H. Henry

All Master's Theses

Schoolchildren in the Eskimo settlement of Mountain Village, Alaska, were studied to determine the extent of hearing losses incurred and ,the relationship between hearing loss and the middle ear pathology of otitis media.


A Program Of Physical Education Incorporating The Doman-Delacato Method Used With Trainable Mentally Retarded Students, Harold Wayne Johnson Jun 1969

A Program Of Physical Education Incorporating The Doman-Delacato Method Used With Trainable Mentally Retarded Students, Harold Wayne Johnson

All Master's Theses

The present study reports on a physical education program which was used with trainable mentally retarded children. Incorporated into this physical education program were those exercises advanced by Delacato.


A Study Of The Effect On High School Students Of An Educational Program Which Points Out The Harmful Effects Of Smoking, Patricia Ann Hastings Jun 1969

A Study Of The Effect On High School Students Of An Educational Program Which Points Out The Harmful Effects Of Smoking, Patricia Ann Hastings

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to (1) develop a program of education on the ill effects of smoking for high school students; (2) help reduce the number of smokers among youth through the development of youth groups to promote a non-smoking program.


A Comparison Of Three Basketball Skill Tests, Michael Lee Osborn Apr 1969

A Comparison Of Three Basketball Skill Tests, Michael Lee Osborn

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study was to determine which, if any, of three existing basketball skill tests: (1) The Lehsten test; (2) The Stroup test; and (3) The Knox test, has the highest correlation with the basketball ability of senior high school boys as rated by expert opinion.


An Analysis Of The Fat Reducing Effects Of Participants In Selected, Freshmen Physical Education Classes, Arthur Acuff Dec 1968

An Analysis Of The Fat Reducing Effects Of Participants In Selected, Freshmen Physical Education Classes, Arthur Acuff

All Master's Theses

This study was composed of two problems as follows: 1. To determine if the four physical education activities classes did significantly control fat gain on college freshmen at St. Martin's College. 2. To determine which physical education activity will best control fat gain on college freshmen at St. Martin's College.


A Questionnaire Survey Of Time Allotment For Physical Education, Health, And Lifetime Sports In The “Double A” Schools Of Washington State, Frank W. Bratonia Dec 1968

A Questionnaire Survey Of Time Allotment For Physical Education, Health, And Lifetime Sports In The “Double A” Schools Of Washington State, Frank W. Bratonia

All Master's Theses

It was the purpose of this study (1) to survey the administrators of the "Double A" high schools in the State of Washington to determine the amount of time boys' physical education, health, and lifetime sports is offered, and (2) to determine the number of individual activities offered in physical education and the time spent in each.


A Proposed Interscholastic Track And Field Training Program For The Junior High School, James L. Hanson Dec 1968

A Proposed Interscholastic Track And Field Training Program For The Junior High School, James L. Hanson

All Master's Theses

The purpose of this study is to develop an interscholastic track and field training program suitable to the junior high school level student.


A Comparison Of Muscle Tension And General Motor Ability, Joel Otto Barnell Aug 1968

A Comparison Of Muscle Tension And General Motor Ability, Joel Otto Barnell

All Master's Theses

The two purposes of this study are (1) to determine the relationship between muscular tension, as evidenced by inward and outward rotation of the lower extremities, and a general motor ability test; and (2) to determine the relationship between muscular tension as evidenced by hip flexion and a general motor ability test.