Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Physical Education


This is a survey of the existing locker and shower room facilities for physical education in the larger high schools in South Dakota. The state of South Dakota does not require physical education in its public elementary or secondary schools, but leaders in the field are working toward a goal whereby physical education for all pupils from the first through the twelfth would be required. If such a requirement is made of the present school systems in South Dakota, will the schools be able to handle the increased load, and are they now adequately constructed to handle their present load? It is the purpose of this study to compare the physical education locker and shower room facilities in the 33 class “A” high schools in South Dakota with those recommended by learned individuals and organizations in the field of physical education. It is also the purpose of this paper to help determine the adequacy of the existing facilities by polling the physical education personnel in the larger high schools in the state and in this way securing their opinions as to the present situation with reference to this type of facility.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Physical education and training
Schools -- Furniture, equipment,, etc


Includes bibliographical references



Number of Pages



South Dakota State University


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