Document Type


Date of Degree Completion

Summer 1984

Degree Name

Master of Arts in Education (MEd)



Committee Chair

Robert N. Irving, Jr.

Second Committee Member

John A. Green

Third Committee Member

James G. Nylander


The purpose of this study was to determine what effect participation in activity classes has on the acquisition of physical fitness knowledge. No significant difference was found between activity and non-activity students. The performance of Central Washington University students did not differ significantly from national percentile norms. Certain topics of physical fitness knowledge were difficult than others. found to be significantly more A renewed effort in the construction and use of standardized knowledge tests in physical education was recommended.