A Workshop for Iredell-Statesville
Physical Education Specialists
Define fitness education and list the objectives
of a meaningful fitness education program
Develop a plan for including the steps of the
fitness process into your PE program
Utilize the FITNESSGRAM as part of a fitness
education process in your PE program
What is Fitness Education?
A process to provide students with the knowledge,
skills, and dispositions to meet NASPE content
standards 3 & 4.
NASPE Content Standards:
3. Participates regularly in physical activity.
4. Achieves & maintains a health-enhancing
level of physical fitness.
The Fitness Process
1. Instruction about fitness concepts
2. Participation in conditioning activities
3. Instruction on test items
4. Assessment of fitness levels
5. Goal setting and fitness program planning
6. Promotion & tracking of physical activity
8. Revise & repeat steps 5-7
Includes: Fitness assessment, software,
behavioral recognition system, & educational
Measures fitness related to health
Provides information about individuals’ health
& about your PE program
FITNESSGRAM Test Administration
H-R Fitness Test Item
Aerobic Capacity PACER * or 1 mile run
Body Composition BMI
Muscular Strength, Endurance, Curl-up, Trunk lift,
& Push up* or modified pull-up,
Flexibility or flexed arm hang
Back- saver sit and reach
Key : * recommended test item Bold: selected in presentation
Interpreting FITNESSGRAM Results
Unhealthy HEALTHY FITNESS ZONE Performance
Needs Good Better
☻ Process vs. Product?
☻ Nature vs. Nuture?
ISS Strategic Plan Goal
2007-2008 FITNESSGRAM Results
30% were in a HEALTHY FITNESS ZONE
2009 GOAL FOR Grades 5,7,9
35% in a HEALTHY FITNESS ZONE
100% of PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHERS
WILL USE AND RECORD FITNESSGRAM
FITNESSGRAM REPORTING TIMELINE
Tasks Due Date
Respond to questionnaire that details site
specific scheduling information
All classes downloaded and named
All Elem. & MS will have (6) Fitnessgram
pretest recorded 1st nine weeks
Send hard copy of Fall Assurance
Check list with product to level lead teacher
Coaching session given by leads if entered
9th grade will have (6) Fitnessgram scores
Fall FITNESSGRAM Assurance
DATE LEVEL TASK
9/19/2008 All Check to see that your school has a
complete fitnessgram testing box with
9/19/2008 All Contact Sally Eller (seller) and ask her to
input your classes from NC wise. Manually
add any additional students.
9/19/2008 All Name each class, include grade level in
class name ie: Sherrill 7th
9/19/2008 All Administer 6 fitnessgram tests. Must
be administered by a physical
education teacher or trained adult. 1.
Height & weight must be recorded for
BMI. 2. Sit and reach. 3. Trunk lift.
4. Curl ups 5. Pacer/Mile Run.
6.Push ups//modified pull ups or flex arm
Date Level Task
10/17/2008 elementary/middle Record student pre test scores
for 5th and 7th grade students.
10/17/2008 high school Record final test scores for first
9 week 9th grade PE students.
10/24/2008 ALL Print out hard copy of achievement
of standards report and send to
appropriate lead teacher with this
assurance checklist. For report: 1.
Log in to fitnessgram. 2. Select class
you wish to print. 3. Open report
wizard (top left). 4. Click fitnessgram
related (click on arrow by teacher
and it will pop up). 5. Select a
teacher 6. select a class. 7. Select
appropriate test. 8. Select
fitnessgram achievement of
standard. 9. Print. 10. Choose 6
tests passed. 11. Write the total of
number of students tested in each
class on the bottom of the report.
Read and review instructions for the following
Pacer test page 28
BMI page 38
Curl-ups page 42
Trunk lift page 45
Push-up test page 47
Back-Savor sit and reach page 53
FITNESSGRAM VIRTUAL TRAINING
I verify that I completed and understand the FITNESSGRAM VIRTUAL
TRAINING session. I do understand that if I need further assistance
with deployment of fitnessgram that I am to contact the
lead teacher in my area.
* Copy and return by courier to the Lead Physical Education teacher by
Pam Elliott Elementary firstname.lastname@example.org
John Sherrill Middle email@example.com
Linda Rogers High firstname.lastname@example.org