Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science

Degree Discipline

Physical Education


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 Chair/Advisor

Leroy Moore

Committee Member

George R. Woolfolk

Committee Member

George R. Woolfolk

Committee Member

John Murphy


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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