Developed in 1982 by The Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas, FitnessGram was designed to increase parental awareness of children's fitness levels by developing an easy way for physical education teachers to report the results of physical fitness assessments.
Participants receive objective, personalized feedback and positive reinforcement which are vital to changing behavior and serve as a communications link between teachers and parents.
In 1999, ActivityGram was introduced with version 6.0 of the FitnessGram software. ActivityGram is a physical activity assessment that also includes a report for parents. Students record their physical activity every 30 minute period from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 p.m. for two school days and one non-school day. ActivityGram was developed to make students and parents aware of levels of physical activity. Another objective was to communicate that participating in physical activity most every day is a critical part of developing fitness and maintaining lifelong health.
FG App for iPhone, iPad, and Android!
FitnessGram/ActivityGram version 9.0 is now available!
Information regarding purchasing or upgrade is located at www.fitnessgram.net.
For pricing, purchase options, or to order - contact Human Kinetics at (800) 747-4457, Option 1. In Canada, please call (800) 465-7301.
Standards & Info
The FitnessGram Scientific Advisory Board established the standards.
View the Reference Guide for technical information on the fitness assessments and standards.
Body Composition Vignette: Click here to view the video.
Aerobic Capacity Vignette: Click here to view the video.