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Children’S Fitness Expert To Lead Institute For Physical Education Teachers, Kay Hyatt Jun 1999

Children’S Fitness Expert To Lead Institute For Physical Education Teachers, Kay Hyatt

General University of Maine Publications

It’s well documented that lifelong participation in physical activity can improve both physical and mental well-being, but far too many of the nation’s children are left lagging on the sidelines or bleachers during what should be a prime opportunity for learning new skills, strengthening young bodies and building self-esteem — physical education class.


Factors Influencing Student-Athlete Choice Of Institution, Edward G. Howat May 1999

Factors Influencing Student-Athlete Choice Of Institution, Edward G. Howat

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

The purpose of this study was to determine the factors that influenced prospective student-athletes to attend East Tennessee State University. Using a qualitative research design, interviews were conducted with 36 freshman scholarship student-athletes. Participants represented student-athletes from each sport. A literature review covered the history of intercollegiate athletics, the history of recruiting student-athletes, the process of recruiting student-athletes, and the decline of public perception towards intercollegiate athletics. Results from the interviews were analyzed using inductive analysis. Patterns, themes, and categories of analysis emerged from the data. The data from the interviews were then unitized and categorized. The categorized units were …