Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1970

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Robert N. Irving, Jr.

Second Committee Member

James G. Nylander

Third Committee Member

Franklin D, Carlson


This study was undertaken in order to: (1) determine the basic motor skill and physical fitness levels of both migrant and resident students enrolled in the Chief Kamiakin School and Outlook School located in Sunnyside District #201; and (2) apply this knowledge to their present physical education program. In addition the writer devised a curriculum of activities for the migrant students, designed to upgrade their physical capabilities. Numerous empirical judgments were formulated in an effort to determine the relative effect of this curriculum as compared to: (1) resident students of the same age and/or grade and sex; (2) each migrant student's own test scores.


Note: The terminology present in this thesis is a product of its time and may be seen as racist or culturally insensitive by today's standards.