Date of Award

8-1966

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Science

Department

Master of Physical Education

Abstract

Since the beginning of civilization, physical fitness has prevailed as a prerequisite of wholesome survival. Merely to exist is not survival. In Darwin's "Origin of the species" there is mentioned "survival of the fittest". The earliest man was dependent mainly upon his individual strength, vigor, and vitality for physical survival, which involved such basic skills as agility, balance, running, climbing, and others in securing adequate food, shelter, clothing and protection. Even in this age, our astronauts are selected on the basic of their physical fitness along with other criteria, and they spend long hours of fitness testing to qualify them for the many rigorous ordeal they might face.

Committee Member

Leroy Moore

Committee Member

George R. Woolfolk

Committee Member

John Murphy

Publisher

Prairie View Agricultural and Mechanical College

Rights

© 2021 Prairie View A & M University

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 4.0 International License.

Date of Digitization

10/13/2021

Contributing Institution

John B Coleman Library

City of Publication

Prairie View

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Application/PDF

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