Date of Award


Degree Type

Thesis (On-Campus Access Only)

First Advisor

Anita McClain


The purpose of this research is to ascertain an understanding of the perceptions educators have about the link between motor skills development and the development of other areas of a child's life. The areas that are discussed are: cognition, intelligence, social, physical, emotional, math and reading. The perceptions studied, are those of a physical educator as well as a classroom teacher. This piece of research also analyzes whether these two groups of educators teach motor skill development, and if so, in what ways.