Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Kinesiology & Public Health Education


This study was conducted to evaluate changes in muscular strength over a spring practice season. Pre-season and post-season tests were administered to seventeen University of Worth Dakota football players. The test items included shoulder extension, shoulder flexion, elbow extension and knee extension. Static strength was the only physical attribute measured.

A t test of significance for related groups was used to analyze the results at the 0.05 level of significance. Significant gains occurred in the elbow extension test. Significant losses occurred in the shoulder flexion test and in the knee extension test. The shoulder extension test resulted in a loss of strength.