ERIC Number: ED153991
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: 0
The General Instruction Program in Physical Education at Four-Year Colleges and Universities: 1977. NASPE College Physical Education Council Status Report.
Oxendine, Joseph B.; Roberts, Jean E.
Information was solicited on trends in physical education programs in four-year colleges and universities, and the results were compared with the results of three similar earlier studies. It was found that: (1) physical education offerings for the general college student continue to be almost universal; (2) the requirement of physical education has continued to decline substantially, a trend that had been noted as early as the 1972 study; (3) the majority of all courses now offered are coeducational (4) the prevalence of team sports has declined, and the most successful courses now are fitness activities, outdoor activities, racquet sports, dance, winter sports, and skin and scuba diving; (5) the percentage of students electing physical education courses has increased; (6) less than one-half of the physical education faculty are in a tenure track; and (7) a significant increase can be noted in the percentage of institutions giving credit for physical education. Questionnaire items and tables are included. (MM)
Descriptors: Athletics, College Curriculum, Core Curriculum, Credit Courses, Curriculum Development, Higher Education, Physical Activities, Physical Education, Trend Analysis
AAHPER Publications, 1201 16th Street, N.W., Washington, D.C. 20036 ($2.50)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, Washington, DC. National Association for Sport and Physical Education.