FitnessGram Assessment

FITNESSGRAM assesses three areas of health-related fitness listed previously. Many test items offer multiple options, sales so you can choose the method you prefer. Each score is evaluated against criterion-referenced standards that have been established to indicate levels of fitness corresponding with health. Standards have been set for boys and for girls based on age. The use of health-related criteria helps to minimize comparisons between children and to emphasize personal fitness for health rather than goals based solely on performance. Since only modest amounts of exercise are needed for obtaining health benefits, capsule most students who participate in physical activity almost every day will be able to achieve a score that will place them in the Healthy Fitness Zone.

The assessment items are as follows:

Aerobic Capacity

  • PACER test
  • One-mile run/walk
  • Walk test (ages 13 or greater)

Body Composition (may select one option)

  • Percent body fat (calculated from triceps and calf skinfolds)
  • Body mass index (calculated from height and weight)

Muscular Strength, Endurance, and Flexibility

  • Abdominal strength and endurance (curl-up)
  • Trunk extensor strength and endurance (trunk lift)
  • Upper body strength and endurance (choose from push-up, modified pull-up, and flexed arm hang)
  • Flexibility (choose from back-saver sit-and-reach and shoulder stretch)



Assignment #1 – Finding Your Target Heart Rate

  1. Complete the worksheet – Finding Your Target Heart Rate (pdf)

Assignement #2- FitnessGram

  1. Contact me to set up a time to meet to complete the following tests:
  2. Mile or Pacer
  3. Sit-n-Reach
  4. Trunk Lift
  5. Curl Ups
  6. Push Ups