FitKids USA

The Cooper Institute, with support from the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, the National Institutes of Health, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the National Fitness Foundation, is working towards a new Youth National Surveillance Project linked to the Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP). This pilot will provide support to teachers to collect and analyze the first nationally representative sample of youth fitness data.

The FitKids USA initiative was established in an effort to inform and improve Physical Education practices around the country. Current FitnessGram Software users will have a unique opportunity to participate in this important endeavor. The goal of the FitKids USA project is to collect school-level (not individual student) fitness assessment data to better understand youth fitness programming needs on a national level and support further expansion of PYFP.

Schools that agree to participate will receive supplemental support in using the FitnessGram Software, access to customized reports based on data from their school, and recognition for being one of the first schools to participate in the new PYFP.

Data Drives Decisions! Aggregate, school-level data obtained from FitKids USA will be a key driver in national policies and needs around youth physical activity and fitness. These data will also influence the future of Physical Education budgets and inform curriculum opportunities.

Is your school an existing FitnessGram Software user? Are you interested in becoming a FitKids USA school?

If so, please reach out to, and somebody will contact you soon!


Frequently Asked Questions

What is the FitKidsUSA Initiative?
Will FitKids USA obtain any identifiable student data?
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