Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)

Department / School

Physical Education


The purpose of this study is to compare the initial and final test scores of Huron College male students in the required physical education service program to the national norms as established by the American Association of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Physical Fitness Test. Also, to determine if the required physical education program was an influencing factor in the improvement of test scores. This study was limited to freshmen and sophomore male students taking part in the required physical education service program at Huron College during the 1961-1962 school year. In order to stimulate interest in physical fitness of Huron College male students, a comparison of the initial and final test was made. Also, by this comparison, it was hoped to determine if our service program was adequate for the needs of Huron College male students. For the purposes of the study, the AAHPER Youth Fitness test was administered to 107 participants.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Huron College -- Students
Physical education and training
Physical fitness


Includes bibliographical references




South Dakota State University