Study Documents Decline of Phys Ed Requirements
A new study documents the decline of physical education requirements in higher education. Brad Cardinal, a professor at Oregon State University, studied information from 354 randomly selected four-year colleges and universities. In 1920, 97 percent of the colleges required students to take physical education. Today, the figure is at an all-time low of 39 percent. The work appears in the new issue of Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport.