Date of Award


Document Type


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


Kinesiology & Public Health Education


The purpose of this study was to determine the status of intramural athletics in Manitoba, secondary schools in 1963 and again in, 1968 and to compare the two sets of data in an attempt to determine current trends in the intramural pro- . grams throughout the province.

A questionnaire was mailed to one hundred forty-nine secondary schools in 1963* The questionnaire was again mailed in 1968 to those schools which responded to the first questionnaire. Returns were received from seventy-three per cent of the institutions in 1963 '~nd f* 1'orn seventy-two percent of the institutions in 1968. Only seventy per cent of the schools conducted intramural athletic programs in 1963 as compared to ninety-three per cent in 1968, All tut one of the schools without an intramural program had enrollments of less than three hundred.

The overall development of intramural athletic programs in Manitoba secondary schools has shown considerable progress between 1963 and 1968. More recreational activities and co-recreational sports appeared in the 1968 intramural programs. The problem of insufficient qualified physical education teachers and inadequate indoor facilities and equipment was still evident in 1968.

Physical education teachers appeared to be more involved in the organization and administration of the intramural programs in 1968.

Intramural athletics appear to bo becoming an integral part of the education system.