Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Physical Education


According to the "belief of many of our administrators, Physical Education is "playing", and it can be done at recess with a teacher appointed to watch over the play period. This was changed by the State Department of Texas, requiring one-fourth unit per semester for graduation from High School. Trained personnel had to be brought in with as many as twelve hours of training to teach Physical Education. Prairie View A. & M. College set up its Physical Education Department requiring thirty-two hours in Physical Education for a major and twenty hours for a minor in the field. Occupations are eliminated from the world of work, in the twinkling of an eye; from scientific laboratories, new vocations are constantly called into being. The nation, due to these enlightening changes, has become a neighborhood with common interests. Unemployment, once a crime, but now the concern of all, has to be even in times of prosperity - our most significant social problem. Yet, despite all these changes, social and economic, the responsibility remains with every individual to select an occupation and prepare for it. But due to the complexity of the task, and the lack of a background of experience from which to borrow, we become confused.

Committee Chair/Advisor

H. L. McKinnis

Committee Member

H. L. McKinnis


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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