Abstract

The purpose of this study was to construct a physical fitness program for the needs of full-time missionaries of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Two groups, a control and experimental, were selected from the missionaries entering the Language Training Mission on February 16, 1972. The experimental group, consisting of thirty-two subjects, participated in a structured physical fitness class for seven weeks. The control group, consisting of twenty students, participated in no structured program. Each group took a pre- and post-test consisting of four strength factor tests and Cooper's twelve-minute run.

Findings of the study suggested no significant difference between the experimental and control groups for the shuttle run, hand grip, and twelve-minute run. An analysis of variance showed a significant difference for the softball throw and pull-ups and the .01 level of confidence. An analysis of variance showed a significant difference at the .01 level between the groups for the four strength factor tests.

Degree

MA

College and Department

Life Sciences; Exercise Sciences

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Date Submitted

1972

Document Type

Thesis

Handle

http://hdl.lib.byu.edu/1877/etdm356

Keywords

Physical fitness, Mormon missionaries

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