The Cooper Institute
 

Founded in 1970 by the "Father of Aerobics"
Kenneth H. Cooper MD, MPH

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FITNESSGRAM

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FITNESSGRAM is a health-related physical fitness assessment. Each of the test items were selected to assess important aspects of a student's health-related fitness, not skill or agility. Students are not compared to each other, but rather to criterion-based Healthy Fitness Zone® standards, carefully established for each age and gender, that indicate good health. More information on the Healthy Fitness Zone standards is available in the Reference Guide.

FITNESSGRAM tests five components of health-related fitness using the following tests:

Component of Health-Related Fitness Definition Fitness Test
 
Aerobic Capacity The body’s ability to take in, transport, and convert O2 to energy during exercise.
  • PACER
  • 1-mile Run
  • Walk Test
Muscular Strength The ability of the muscles to exert force.
  • Modified Pull-ups
  • 90*Push-ups
  • Flex Arm Hang
  • Curl-ups
  • Trunk Lift
Muscular Endurance The ability of muscles to exert themselves repeatedly.
  • Modified Pull-ups
  • 90*Push-ups
  • Flex Arm Hang
  • Curl-ups
  • Trunk Lift
Flexibility The range of motion available in a joint.
  • Back-Saver Sit and Reach
  • Shoulder Stretch
Body Composition The ratio of fat mass to fat free mass (muscle, bone and tissue) within the body.
  • Body Mass Index
  • Body Fat Percentage
    • Skinfold Measurements
    • Bioelectric Impedance Analyzers

Once the assessment has been done, the FITNESSGRAM report provides objective, personalized feedback and positive reinforcement which are vital to changing behavior. These reports serve as a communications link between teachers, parents, and students.


Student-friendly posters, cue cards, cones, and other new FITNESSGRAM equipment are now available through US Games.

 

FITNESSGRAM Resource Pack

FITNESSGRAM Resource Pack

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FITNESSGRAM Basic Pack

FITNESSGRAM Basic Pack

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FITNESSGRAM Posters

FITNESSGRAM Posters

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FITNESSGRAM Cue Cards

FITNESSGRAM Cue Cards

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