Date of Award
Master of Science
Master of Physical Education
Origin and Purpose of Problem
Hundreds of freshmen are entering Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College each year, a number of them have a very poor background in physical education. Since many studies have already been made dealing directly with the freshmen, I have turned my attention to the high school teachers, using the coaches and Physical Education teachers in the Trl-State Area ( Oklahoma, Texas, and New Mexico) as representative examples to see if they may be in any way responsible for the difficulties of the students. The necessity of well-qualified coaches has become increasingly important. Recent wars have demanded the services of the majority of the United States' most physically fit young men. The low percentage of physically fit young men has certainly given rise to special emphasis in the teaching of physical education in the public schools of America. Sports and athletics play a major role in the development of the youth of today Young people have learned to relax and to develop strong, healthy bodies through physical education courses.
In order that the students get a well-rounded knowledge of the fundamentals in physical education, it is important that they receive the best training possible In high school, It Is the belief of this writer that part of the fault of the students' failure in physical education and lack of skills in a variety of activities may be due to the type of instruction they receive In high school. Many ideas may be advanced as to the reasons why inadequate instruction might have been given. The writer believes that the load of the coach and physical education teacher is probably the one thing that has affected the type of Instruction the high school graduates received most, It is for this reason a study was undertaken to see just how the load of the coaches* in this area compared with that of the regular classroom teachers.
W. J. Nick
J. I. Thomas
Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College
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Date of Digitization
John B Coleman Library
City of Publication
Allen, J. N. (1952). A Comparative Study Of The Coach's Load In The Tristate Area With That Of The Teacher's As Prescribed By The Texas Department Of Education. Retrieved from https://digitalcommons.pvamu.edu/pvamu-theses/405