Theses and Dissertations

Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Health and Human Performance

First Advisor

Dr. Zasha Romero

Second Advisor

Dr. Paul Villas

Third Advisor

Dr. Soojin Yoo


Physical education continues to have the reputation it has had for years of being a subject of marginalization and of least importance in the school curriculum. The purpose of this study is to gain a better understanding of the perceptions of educators of physical education and the physical education teacher in the Rio Grande Valley. The researcher attempts to find, understand, and describe the perceptions of the educator’s view of this subject matter. Statistical significance was set at the .05 level for both tests of analyses. The researcher offers the null hypothesis of no difference between educator’s perception of PE teacher and PE class. Thirty-five educators participated in a survey. The survey consisted of fifteen statements using a 1 to 5 point Likert Scale system.


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