The aim of the AAHPER Conference on Graduate Education was to establish guidelines and standards
at the master's and doctorate levels in the areas of health education, physical education, recreation education, safety education, and dance. Recommendations were focused on institutional graduate patterns and organization, faculty and staff, the graduate student, instructional methodology, instructional and research resources and programs of study in the five areas.
The Conference wa\ proposed by the Professional Preparation Panel of the American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation, in cooperation with the Association Divisions and approved by its Board of Directors. A Planning Committee with coursework writing service Canada
representation from the Panel and the Divisions was established.The Committee held two meetings to develop the over-all Conference design, to determine policies and procedures, and to consider the Conference delegates who were named bythe Division officers. Background papers were prepared on the "Purposes of Graduate Education" by a pre-Conference committee chaired by Louis Alley, University of Iowa, Iowa City, and on th.» "Current Status of Graduate Education" by Matthew C. Resick, Kent State University, Kent, Ohio.
Additional Conference papers were developed prior to the Conference by committees established on the recommendations of the Division officers. During the Conference, the majority of time was allocated to the area groups for analyzing and refining the previously submitted working papers. Statements for the development of guidelines for graduate education
in camping and outdoor education and in the administration of men's athletics were not reviewed sufficieiitly to be included in this report.