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Health-Related Fitness and Activity Programs for Physical Education

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Human Kinetics offers coordinated programs for a comprehensive health-related physical activity curriculum. These resources are designed to complement and support each other:


Fitness and activity assessment is one important component of a physical education curriculum, but it’s just the beginning. How do you provide meaningful physical activity and help students gain fitness knowledge that will not only improve their current levels of physical fitness, but teach them how to stay physically fit after they leave school and enter the adult world?

Fitness-for-Life-logoFitness for Life, from fitness authorities Chuck Corbin, Ruth Lindsey, Guy Le Masurier, Dolly Lambdin, and Meg Grenier, is a complete K-12 program that guides students on the stairway to lifetime activity and fitness. The Fitness for Life program includes middle and high school textbooks that present information about health-related physical activity in a way that gets the message across to students. Through a combination of classroom lessons and related physical activity lessons, these texts provide students the fitness knowledge they need to become responsible for their own physical fitness and develop individualized plans that will help them stay physically fit and healthy for a lifetime. This includes goal-setting, overcoming barriers, self-responsibility, motivation, and more. The K-6 resources includes extensive plug-and-play DVDs and coordinated lesson and activity plans to involve physical educators, classroom teachers, recess leaders, and before- and after-school leaders.



PhysicalBestPhysical Best is a program of resources and training certifications for K-12 physical educators and students. It provides strategies for teaching health-related fitness and activity concepts through physical activities. The program was developed by the SHAPE America, the Society of Health and Physical Educators (formerly, AAHPERD, the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance). It provides the material teachers need for implementing health-related fitness education, including curriculum development, health-related fitness activities, and educational workshops for teachers.

Physical Education Assessment


Fitnessgram/Activitygram is an integrated fitness and activity assessment program that can greatly enhance the effectiveness of school-based physical education programs. This updated fourth edition of the Fitnessgram/Activitygram Test Administration Manual is a complete guide to implementing these assessments, from conducting the test protocols and recording the data to interpreting and sharing the results.



The Brockport Physical Fitness Test revolutionized fitness testing for youngsters with disabilities when it first came out in 1999. This significantly updated edition takes up where the original left off, offering adapted physical education teachers the most complete health-related fitness testing program available for youngsters with physical and mental disabilities. The Brockport Physical Fitness Test Manual: A Health-Related Assessment for Youngsters With Disabilities comes with an online web resource with reproducible charts and forms as well as video clips that demonstrate assessment protocol for the tests. The text also supplies a glossary and many appendixes, including a body mass index chart, guidelines on purchasing and constructing unique testing supplies, conversion charts for body composition and PACER, data forms, and frequently asked questions. Brockport Physical Fitness Test Manual: A Health-Related Assessment for Youngsters With Disabilities is compatible with Fitnessgram 10.

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