Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Physical Education


The administration and conduct of the modern physical education program for college women involves the supplying and maintaining of adequate facilities. The author is convinced that the program content should be based upon the needs and interests of the students. If future teachers are to be capable of conducting broad programs that truly meet the needs and interests of their students, the physical education major curriculum must be comprehensive in its scope. Adequate facilities make a vital contribution to a favorable learning environment. Physiologists and physical educators agree that benefits are derived from participation in physical education programs. As a result of the rejection of many young men in World War II and Korean War drafts and of the findings of Kraus who found European youth to be more physically fir than American youth, the physical fitness of American youth became of vital concern to our country’s leaders. The author realized that broad and varied physical education programs with adequate facilities provide an environment that offers an opportunity for each individual to achieve his maximum potential. The purpose of this study was to investigate the present status of physical education facilities for women in the institutions of the South Dakota College Physical Education Association. The improvement of the college physical education program facilities could perceivably promote and improvement in the total program of physical education in the state of South Dakota.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Physical education for women -- South Dakota


Includes bibliographical references



Number of Pages



South Dakota State University