Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1980

Degree Name

Master of Education (MEd)


Health and Physical Education

Committee Chair

Everrett A. Irish

Second Committee Member

Byron L. DeShaw

Third Committee Member

John Gregor


The effect of bench jump training on the development of leg strength and on the vertical jump of the student was studied. Twenty-eight junior and senior boys in a physical education class were divided into two equated groups with the experimental group participating in the bench jump training. The results supported both null hypotheses, that bench jump training will not significantly increase the leg strength of the student or significantly increase the vertical jumping ability of the student.