School of Education
Doctor of Education (EdD)
Grania G Holman
Primary Subject Area
Fitness, Health, Marching Band, Physical Education, Show Choir
Floate, Jerry Wayne, "The Effects of Physical Activity on Physical Fitness of Northern Mississippi Middle School Students" (2011). Doctoral Dissertations and Projects. 469.
The purpose of this study was to investigate the possible effects of physical activity scheduling of middle school students on their overall physical fitness. This quantitative causal comparative design was utilized to determine if significant differences existed in the FITNESSGRAM® subtests performances of 529 middle school students based on their enrollment in show choir, marching band, athletics, or physical education? Archival data was pulled from the school's physical education department. The results concluded that significant differences existed among the four physical activity classes on the seven FITNESSGRAM® subtests (1-mile run, push-ups, curl-ups, BMI, Trunk Lift, Left-Side Sit and reach, and Right-Side Sit and reach).