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FitnessGram Administration Manual 5th Edition With Web Resource

FitnessGram Administration Manual 5th Edition With Web Resource

The Journey to MyHealthyZone

$61.95 CAD


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    The best just got better.

    FitnessGram is the gold standard for assessing the health-related fitness and activity levels of youths. The Cooper Institute has updated the FitnessGram Administration Manual with new material to ensure that FitnessGram is the most comprehensive and informative program that can drive meaningful behavior change and set up children for a healthy future.

    The fifth edition of FitnessGram Administration Manual: The Journey to MyHealthyZone offers K-12 teachers two primary assessment resources that allow them to produce individualized reports for each student in their class. FitnessGram provides a complete battery of health-related fitness assessments that are scored using criterion-referenced Healthy Fitness Zone® standards. The standards are age and sex specific and are based on how fit children need to be for health.

    New to this fifth edition:

    • Audio of cadences and videos and photos for test protocols, making it easier for you to administer tests

    • A chapter on communicating with stakeholders (students, parents, faculty and staff, administrators, and the community)

    • A chapter on data mining and using data to inform your instruction and help you make sound curricular decisions

    • A design that enhances your ease in using the material and administering the tests

    You will learn how to administer the tests, interpret the results, and provide feedback to your students on their results. FitnessGram Administration Manual also offers a web resource that includes video clips that demonstrate the assessments; audio for the PACER, curl-up, and push-up tests; and reproducible forms.

    Through FitnessGram, you can assess children’s fitness in these areas:

    • Aerobic capacity

    • Muscle strength

    • Muscular endurance

    • Flexibility

    • Body composition

    Several test options are provided for most of those areas; one test item is recommended.

    As a FitnessGram user you also have access to everything the Presidential Youth Fitness Program has to offer. The Presidential Youth Fitness Program helps physical educators assess, track, and recognize youth fitness and physical activity. Through this program you are also provided with the following:

    • Instructional strategies for promoting student physical activity and fitness

    • Communication tools to help physical educators increase awareness about their work in the classroom

    • Options for recognizing fitness and physical activity achievements

    This latest version of the FitnessGram Administration Manual: The Journey to MyHealthyZone is your guide to conducting the test protocols, recording the data, interpreting the results, and sharing those results in ways that will encourage students to be physically active and adopt healthy behaviors throughout their lives.


    Resource for K-12 physical educators and undergraduate physical education teaching methods courses.

    Part I Introduction to FitnessGram and ActivityGram

    Chapter 1. Mission, Goals, and Philosophy of the FitnessGram Program


    Chapter 2. Fitness Education and Assessment Guidelines

    Assessment Options for Fitness Education

    Effective and Appropriate Use of FitnessGram and ActivityGram Assessments in Physical Education

    Recommended Approaches for Program Evaluation

    The Fitness Education Process Step by Step

    Physical Education Resources to Support Use of FitnessGram

    Chapter 3. Promoting Physical Activity

    Importance of Promoting Physical Activity in Physical Education

    Physical Activity Guidelines

    Concepts for School Physical Activity Promotion

    The Youth Physical Activity Promotion Model

    Applying the Youth Physical Activity Promotion Model

    Reinforcement (Recognition and Motivation)

    Part II FitnessGram Assessment Model

    Chapter 4. Communicating With Stakeholders

    Strategies for Communicating the Fitness Education Process

    Communicating With Students

    Communicating With Parents

    Communicating With Faculty and Staff

    Communicating With Administrators

    Communicating With the Community

    Chapter 5. FitnessGram Test Administration

    Importance of Reliable Scores

    Considerations for Testing Primary Grades

    Considerations for Testing Secondary Students

    Considerations for Safety

    Testing of Large Groups or Classes

    Test Items

    Considerations for Testing Student With Disabilities

    Software Exemptions for Students

    Chapter 6. Aerobic Capacity

    Overview of the FitnessGram Aerobic Capacity Standards

    Progressive Aerobic Cardiovascular Endurance Run, PACER

    One-Mile Run

    Walk Test

    Chapter 7. Body Composition

    Overview of the FitnessGram Body Composition Standards

    <cona2>Body Mass Index

    Portable Bioelectric Impedance Analyzers

    Skinfold Measurements

    Chapter 8. Muscular Strength, Endurance, and Flexibility

    Abdominal Strength and Endurance


    Trunk Extensor Strength and Flexibility

    Trunk Lift

    Upper-Body Strength and Endurance

    90° Push-Up

    Modified Pull-Up

    Flexed Arm Hang


    Back-Saver Sit-and-Reach

    Shoulder Stretch

    Chapter 9. FitnessGram Physical Activity Questions

    Description of Activity Assessment


    Chapter 10. Interpreting FitnessGram Results

    Derivation of Criterion-Referenced Standards

    Influence of Body Size and Maturity on Fitness

    Interpreting Performance on Physical Fitness Assessments

    Chapter 11. Understanding and Using FitnessGram Data

    Using Formative and Summative Assessments with FitnessGram

    Use of FitnessGram Data with Students

    Use of FitnessGram Data with Teachers

    Use of FitnessGram Data with Parents

    Use of FitnessGram Data with Administration

    Part III ActivityGram Assessment Module

    Chapter 12. ActivityGram Administration

    Description of ActivityGram

    ActivityGram Administration

    ActivityGram Lite (Youth Activity Profile)

    Chapter 13. Interpreting and Using ActivityGram Results

    Providing Feedback to Children on ActivityGram

    Limitations of the ActivityGram Assessment

    Interpreting ActivityGram Lite (Youth Activity Profile) Results

    Using Data from Physical Activity Assessments

    The Cooper Institute is dedicated to promoting lifelong health and wellness worldwide through research and education. Founded by Kenneth H. Cooper, MD, MPH, The Cooper Institute translates the latest scientific findings into proactive solutions that improve population health. Key areas of focus are research, advocacy, adult education, and youth programs. Through these initiatives, The Cooper Institute will continue to help people lead better, longer lives now and well into the future. For more information, visit

    FitnessGram assesses youth health-related fitness and delivers personalized reports to students and parents. Developed by The Cooper Institute, FitnessGram was adopted by the Presidential Youth Fitness Program in 2012 and is used in schools nationwide. It serves as a student-centered assessment, reporting, and educational tool used in promoting health, fitness, and activity in children.

    The book includes a web resource with video clips; audio for cadences in PACER, curl-up, and push-up tests; and reproducible forms.

    All ancillary materials for this text are free to course adopters and available online at