Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Physical Education


The real purpose of the school today is to train an individual for complete living. Training for citizenship in the dynamic universe, should include making the student not only well informed but, well and strong, physically, mentally, and socially so that he will be able to find his place in modern civilization.

Physical education has many things in common with all other phases of education and in many cases, the experiences gained in physical education hsve more carry-over value than any other subject in the curriculum.

Physical education relates to those aspects of instruction in schools intended to improve the physical fitness of boys and girls. It contributes to general education by developing efficiency in activities that promote health, teach physical and recreational skills, attitudes, knowledge, habits of conduct, and safety practices.

Caldwell, Texas, a small city with one Class A high school has a total enrollment of approximately three hundred students, one hundred and ten in the high school department, forty-eight boys and sixty-two girls. Approximately one-half of the high school enrollment must be transferred by bus while the rest live in the surrounding community.

Committee Chair/Advisor

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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