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HK has all the resources to address NASPE standards - Standard #4 Featured

Human Kinetics physical education resources are standards-based, field-tested, and developmentally appropriate. Some resources focus more on one standard; others address multiple standards, and the content may be annotated to indicate where particular standards are addressed. As a recurring feature on our web site, we’ll highlight physical education resources that are keyed to different national standards for physical education (NASPE) standards.

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NASPE Standard 4: “A physically educated person achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.”

Fitnessgram is a fitness assessment and reporting program for youth, first developed in 1982 by The Cooper Institute in response to the need for a comprehensive set of assessment procedures in physical education programs. The assessment includes a variety of health-related physical fitness tests that assess aerobic capacity; muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility; and body composition. Scores from these assessments are compared to Healthy Fitness Zone™ (HFZ) standards to determine students’ overall physical fitness and suggest areas for improvement when appropriate. Healthy Fitness Zone® standards are not based on class averages or any other peer comparisons. They are criterion-referenced standards that are based on levels of fitness needed for good health. The standards are set specifically for boys and girls of various ages using the best available research. Fitnessgram/Activitygram is software from Human Kinetics. The software provides an efficient way for schools and other organizations to perform effective fitness and physical activity assessments on children, provide appropriate feedback to children and parents, and maintain accurate and comprehensive records over time. For more information about Fitnessgram, visit

If you want your students to learn to develop personal action plans for healthy and active lifestyles, then this is the book for you. Physical Education Self-Management for Healthy, Active Lifestyles guides you in developing health and fitness programs for students in grades 4 to 9 or ages 9 to 14. The text empowers you to help students assume control over, and responsibility for, healthy and active lifestyles. Written by Jeff Carpenter, a nationally recognized Physical Best instructor, this book is the ideal companion to the Physical Best program, FITNESSGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM, and the Fitness for Life program. It contains specific progressions and activities that have proven successful in teaching students how to set personal health and fitness goals and manage their progress toward those goals, including overcoming barriers to leading healthy and active lives.

We all know the dilemma: Kids are tuning in to TVs and video games and tuning out physical activity. As a result, kids are more overweight than ever. More than half of the adult population in the United States are overweight, and almost a third are clinically obese. An obvious answer is to become and stay fit through regular physical activity. The authors of Fit & Active: The West Point Physical Development Program know this, and in response they developed a program at West Point—the academy that’s been educating U.S. military and political leaders for over 200 years. Now you can use the West Point fitness program to meet the needs of your students. Fit & Active: The West Point Physical Development Program is a practical, ready-to-use resource that will help you inspire the kids under your charge to be more physically active.

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