Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Master of Physical Education


Most teen age girls resort to excuses to avoid participating in physical education or sports. Some excuses commonly heard are: Illness, can't shower, Mother forbids them to participate, didn't have time to wash their uniform, forgot to bring their uniform with them. They seem to want to remain dainty at all times probably feeling that this is necessary to make a favorable impression on the opposite sex. They fail to realize the value of exercise.

According to Kraus and Hirschland too little attention has been paid to the fact that the dropping of muscular fitness below a certain minimum, actually jeopardize well being and health.

There are many ways to develop muscular strength. A well-organized weight training program is one method quite frequently used. Although this type of exercise program is usually distained especially for women, the following quotation gives one opinion of women participating in a weight training program.

Committee Chair/Advisor

John C. Mitchem

Committee Member

John C. Mitchem


Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College


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Date of Digitization


Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View





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