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ERIC Number: ED541241
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1927
Reference Count: 0
Physical Education in American Colleges and Universities. Bulletin, 1927, No. 14
Ready, Marie M.
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior
A study of the status of physical education, military training, and hygiene in 182 American colleges and universities is presented in this bulletin. The list of public and private institutions chosen for this investigation is intended to be representative of the different types of colleges and universities in the United States. Information was collected from institution catalogues, recorded on a questionnaire, and sent to each institution for correction or approval. This study reports the findings in seven parts. Section 1 brings out the fact that a large number of colleges and universities require a medical examination of all students at entrance. Section 2 emphasizes the fact that physical education is now included as a part of the required work of practically every undergraduate course leading to a bachelor's degree. Section 3 contains a brief account of the organization of the senior division of the Reserve Officers' Training Corps in colleges and universities. Section 4 points out the fact that hygiene is now considered an important college course by a large number of institutions. Section 5 points out the recent growth in intramural athletics. Section 6 presents an account of the students' health service. Section 7 contains a summary of the equipment for physical activities provided by colleges and universities. Appendices document the institutions requiring or urging vaccination for smallpox and typhoid for college entrance, and provide a selected bibliography. (Contains 7 tables and 11 footnotes.) [Best copy available has been provided.]
Descriptors: Health Services, Program Effectiveness, Physical Education, Physical Activities, Hygiene, Intramural Athletics, Universities, Military Training, College Students, Questionnaires, Physical Examinations, Health Promotion, Undergraduate Study, School Health Services, Equipment
Bureau of Education, Department of the Interior.
Publication Type: Historical Materials; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: Department of the Interior, Bureau of Education (ED)