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McAdam, Robert Everett, 1920-||Everett, Peter W.

Degree Name

M.S. Ed. (Master of Education)

Legacy Department

Department of Physical Education


Physical education and training


The investigator of this study has been a teacher of physical education for the past ten years following undergraduate work in this field. Prior to the formal training, he served as physical education instructor in the United States Navy for a period of four years. This experience has given him an opportunity to be in close contact with, and observe the mechanics of, physical fitness. It is the author*s belief that a study on a community basis of an experimental program on Youth Fitness would be valuable in future experimental programs of this nature. Today’s children need to be physically fit in order to prepare themselves to live in an ever increasingly complex atomic-age world; especially needed are good physical education programs designed to develop and keep them physically fit in a world of push button ease and decreasing physical activity. From time immemorial, mankind has struggled for existence against the hazards of the elements, wild animals, pestilence, and a common enemy, fellow man. The determining factor in his ability to cope with the environment has rested largely upon the individual’s own physical prowess, mental alertness, and general well-being, for history records the story of a survival of the most fit. This, also, would tend to point up a need for evaluative studies of this type. With these needs in mind, the writer engaged in an evaluative survey type study which follows.


Includes bibliographical references.||Includes illustrations.


xiii, 169 pages




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