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Master of Science (MS)


Health, Physical Education, and Recreation


Nolan “Red” Burnett


The effectiveness of achieving pre-determined goals by a military recreation department was studied at Hill Air Force Base, Utah. "Evaluation of Community Recreation" was the evaluation tool that was used, It is published by the National Recreation and Parks Association and was validated by the Great Lakes District Program Standards Committee in 1965. This evaluation contains 35 standards of measure involving 125 criteria to determine program effectiveness. These standards are in the general areas of philosophy and goals; administration; personnel; programming; areas, facilities, and equipment; and evaluation of The study indicated a high degree of performance for programming and areas, facilities, and equipment operation. The overall program is a very good program operating above an adequate degree of performance according to this study.