Physical educators across the country use the Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP) to assess, track, and recognize youth fitness. Now, with the help of the FREE Essentials of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program online course, physical educators will learn the elements of implementing PYFP in their schools.
Created by SHAPE America, using the foundation of the Physical Best continuing education program, the course presents the key components of the PYFP and helps physical educators recognize the value of fitness assessment in quality physical education. Physical educators will learn how to identify appropriate and inappropriate uses of fitness assessment and how it can be used as a teaching tool in quality physical education programs. The course also provides information on the four phases of the continuous improvement model, including how to recognize key concepts that belong to each phase Additionally, physical educators will learn how to pinpoint the role of motivational recognition in physical education and inspire active living.
Successfully implementing the PYFP requires good communication with students, parents, and administrators. The Essentials of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program course shows physical educators how to identify stakeholders and articulate what information should be shared as well as how it should be delivered. The course also shows teachers how to identify data and resources that can help them make the case for implementing PYFP in their schools.
Essentials of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program can be completed in 2.5 hours and will provide the skills needed to make your PYFP program implementation a success.
Teachers also have the option to obtain CEUs! By submitting the course completion certificates to SHAPE America along with a $20.00 processing fee, teachers will receive CEU credit awarded through the Department of Kinesiology, School of Public Health – Indiana University Bloomington. IU will award one full CEU credit upon the completion of the Success with the Presidential Youth Fitness Program Training Package (Essentials of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program, Physical Best Gets FITT, and Motivating Students to Become their Physical Best online courses). With the Success with the Presidential Youth Fitness Training Package, teachers gain valuable training to help make their PYFP program implementation a success.
Interested parties should submit a Request for CEU form, copies of the certificates of completion for each course, and a $20.00 processing fee to SHAPE America via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or direct mail at:
c/o Business Office – CEU
1900 Association Drive
Reston, VA 20191
Please note that it is your responsibility to submit these CEUs to your district and/or state for recertification. SHAPE America’s involvement in facilitating the issuance of these CEUs is not a guarantee from the organization that CEUs will be accepted by your state and/or district as evidence for renewing your teaching certificate/license.
Unit 1: Introduction to the Presidential Youth Fitness Program
Summarize the mission of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program.
Identify the key components of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program.
Define quality physical education (QPE).
Explain the role of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program in an existing quality physical education program.
Unit 2: The Role of Fitness Assessment in Quality Physical Education
Define concepts and principles relating to assessment.
Describe how fitness assessment can be used as a teaching tool in quality physical education programs.
Classify appropriate and inappropriate uses of fitness assessment in physical education.
Unit 3: Integrating Fitness Education Into Quality Physical Education
Describe the four phases of the continuous improvement model.
Recognize key concepts and skills that belong to each phase of the continuous improvement model.
Identify ways that Physical Best acts as a resource for integrating fitness education into quality physical education.
Unit 4: Motivational Recognition: Inspiring Active Living
Identify the role of motivational recognition in physical education.
Define the criteria for earning awards with the Presidential Youth Fitness Program.
Identify the appropriate uses of motivational recognition in physical education.
Unit 5: Communication: What Students, Parents, and Administrators Need to Know About the Presidential Youth Fitness Program
Define and identify stakeholders.
Articulate what information should be shared with stakeholders and how the information can be delivered.
Identify Presidential Youth Fitness Program data and resources you can use to promote your program.
SHAPE America — Society of Health and Physical Educators (formerly
AAHPERD) — is the largest organization of physical educators
in the country, with close to 20,000 members. SHAPE America created the
first-ever K-12 physical education national standards; developed the
Let’s Move in School public awareness campaign to increase physical
activity before, during, and after school; and originated the Shape
of the Nation Report, which reviews the status of physical education
across the United States. Among its many partners, SHAPE America works
with the Alliance for a Healthier Generation, the American Heart
Association, The Cooper Institute, First Lady Michelle Obama’s Let’s
Move! initiative, and the President’s Council on Fitness, Sports &