Document Type

Thesis - Open Access

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Physical Education


The purpose of this investigation was to determine if progressive rope skipping training bouts affect recovery pulse rate and strength of foot extension. One-hundred ninth grade girls enrolled in the required physical education program at Whittier Junior High School, Sioux Falls, South Dakota, were divided into three experimental groups and one control group. The subjects in the experimental groups participated in an eight-week progressive rope skipping training program during which they met for sixteen training sessions, which consisted of rope skipping preceding the physical education activity period. The control group did not participate in rope skipping during the time of the study. All subjects in the four groups were tested at the beginning and at the end of the rope skipping training program. Pulse rates in recovery from a step up test and strength of foot extension were investigated. The data collected during this testing were recorded and analyzed to determine what effect the rope skipping training program had on recovery pulse rate and foot extension strength. (see more in text)

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Whittier Junior High School (Sioux Falls, S.D.)
Rope skipping
Physical education and training




South Dakota State University