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1 FITNESSGRAM Overview ® Published by

2 Objectives Understand the FITNESSGRAM philosophy Know 5 health-related components Know difference in health-related and skill-related fitness Know why we measure student fitness level

3 Published by What is FITNESSGRAM / ACTIVITYGRAM? A comprehensive, educational, and promotional tool for fitness and activity assessment for children.

4 Published by FITNESSGRAM Scientific Advisory Board Kirk J. Cureton, Ph.D. Scott Going, Ph.D. Baker Harrell, M.Ed. Dolly Lambdin, Ph.D. Matt Mahar, Ph.D. James R. Morrow, Jr., Ph.D. Russell R. Pate, Ph.D. Sharon A. Plowman, Ph.D. Jodi Prochaska, Ph.D. Georgi Roberts, M.S. Weimo Zhu, Ph.D. Marilu D. Meredith, Ed.D. Gregory Welk, Ph.D. Charles L. Sterling, Ed.D., Founder

5 Published by FITNESSGRAM Committed to the concept of health-related fitness Concentrates on criterion-referenced evaluation Emphasize fitness behavior / physical activity Systematic updates of computerized reporting system

6 Published by Mission To promote lifelong physical activity among children and youth

7 Published by Philosophy Health is available to EVERYONE for a LIFETIME and it is PERSONAL H E L P

8 Published by Fitness is for HEALTH Regular physical activity will improve a childs level of health- and skill- related fitness.

9 Published by Health-Related Physical Fitness Aerobic Capacity Body Composition Muscular Strength Muscular Endurance Flexibility

10 Published by Skill-Related Physical Fitness Speed Agility Coordination Balance Power Reaction Time

11 Published by FITNESSGRAM Focuses on Health-Related Physical Fitness Aerobic Capacity Body Composition Muscular Strength, Endurance, and Flexibility

12 Published by Fitness is for EVERYONE Not all children can become elite athletes but ALL children can enjoy the benefits of a physically active lifestyle

13 Published by Influences on Physical Fitness Physical Fitness Heredity Maturation Environment Physical Activity

14 Published by Physical activity is the process Physical fitness is the product EVERYONE can do the process If you do the process the product will follow!

15 Published by Fitness and Activity are for a LIFETIME The long-term goal is for children to become active and fit adults. Fostering positive attitudes to activity is more important than short term improvements in fitness.

16 Published by Physical Activity and Health Physical activity will improve health in both children and adults! The best way to promote adult health is to promote adult activity! One way to promote adult activity is to provide opportunities for children to successfully participate in activity

17 Published by Fitness is PERSONAL Fitness results provide personal information. Children do not have to share their results with other children.

18 Published by FITNESSGRAM Report The FITNESSSGRAM report prints out an individualized report that evaluates a childs personal level of fitness compared to criterion standards, in this case the criteria is health. Reports may be printed for students and for parents. Needs Improvement Healthy Fitness Zone

19 Published by Appropriate Uses of Fitness Testing Facilitating fitness education: the primary use Providing feedback Teaching students about criterion-referenced health standards and what types of activity are needed to reach them Helping students track fitness results over time Documenting that assessments are being administered in the school and that student results are being tracked over time Institutional testing to allow teachers to view group data (for curriculum development)

20 Published by Inappropriate Uses of Fitness Testing Student scores should not be used to evaluate individual students in physical education (grading) Student scores on fitness assessments should not be used to evaluate teacher effectiveness Student scores should not be used as a sole measure to evaluate overall physical education quality

21 Published by FITNESSGRAM Assessment Aerobic Capacity PACER One Mile Run/Walk Walk Test (13 years and over)

22 Published by FITNESSGRAM Assessment Body Composition Percent Body Fat from Skinfold Measures Percent Body Fat from Bioelectric Impedance Analyzer (BIA) Body Mass Index from Height/Weight

23 Published by FITNESSGRAM Assessment Muscle Strength, Endurance & Flexibility Abdominal – Curl-upCurl-up Trunk Extensor – Trunk LiftTrunk Lift Upper Body – 90 0 Push-up, Modified Pull- up, Flexed Arm Hang90 0 Push-up Flexibility – Back saver Sit and Reach or Shoulder StretchBack saver Sit and Reach

24 Published by Abdominal Strength Curl-up

25 Published by Trunk Extensor Strength Trunk Lift

26 Published by Upper Body Strength 90 0 Push-up

27 Published by Flexibility Back Saver Sit-and-Reach

28 Published by Reports for Students

29 Published by Reports for Parents

30 Published by Helping Students Set Goals Set process goals rather than performance goals For example: If a student wants to improve aerobic capacity, their goal would be to participate in a running or walking activity 6 or 7 days each week. The goal should not be to do 10 more laps on the PACER.

31 Published by Working with Parents FITNESSGRAM is an awareness tool Students are in the Healthy Fitness Zone or they Need Improvement Beginning of Healthy Fitness Zone indicates minimal levels of fitness for health Most children should ultimately be able to achieve these standards if they are willing to be active on a regular basis Children should focus on one area of fitness at a time

32 Published by Information Purchasing and Technical Support 1-800-747-4457 FITNESSGRAM Content

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