Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Education

Degree Discipline

Physical Education


It was the purpose of this study to evaluate the physical fitness of athletes and non-athletes.

The major purpose were to find the following: (1) The scores of both groups of students on the physical fitness test; (2) what areas did the non-athletes score less than the athletes; (3) what areas did the non-athletes score comparable to or higher than the athletes, and (4) suggestive recommendations for improvement, should the findings suggest the need.

The subject were one hundred athletes and one hundred non-athletes. These students were enrolled at Booker T. Washington High School during the 1979-1980 school year.

The instrument used to collect the data was developed by the physical education department of the Caddo Parish School System, The test consisted of the following events: softball throw, pull-up test, standing broad jump, 50-yard dash, and the 200-yard shuttle run.

The physical fitness test was scored according to the guidelines developed by the Caddo Parish School System.

The findings of the study led the writer to conclude that the so-called non-athletes was in better physical condition than the athletes. On all but one of the events the non-athletes out scored the athletes.


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