Background on FitnessGram®
FitnessGram® is the premier fitness and activity assessment tool for school-based physical education programming. The battery includes a comprehensive (and validated) set of field-based fitness assessments that help schools assess children's level of physical fitness. A unique aspect of FitnessGram® is that the assessments are evaluated using established health related standards that are based on how fit children need to be for health. Another unique aspect is that the software makes it easy to track data over time and to send personalized reports home to parents. Visit the FitnessGram® website at the Cooper Institute for more information about FitnessGram®. Click here to download a document explaining why FitnessGram® is MORE than just an assessment.
The FitnessGram® philosophy spells HELP because we need your help to promote physical activity.
H HEALTH comes from regular physical activity. Regular physical activity will lead to health-related fitness.
E Physical activity and fitness are for EVERYONE regardless of age, gender, or ability.
L Physical activity and physical fitness are for a LIFETIME. Aim to develop lifelong patterns of physical activity.
P Physical activity programs should be designed to meet PERSONAL needs and interests.
FitnessGram® - National Assessment of the
Iowa FitnessGram® Results
The Iowa FitnessGram® Initiative includes a number of districts that have contributed de-identified data to a centralized server to enable tracking of aggregate results across districts. Click here to see more information about project and the age and gender patterns for health related fitness.
New Features in FG 2015
FitnessGram®, in partnership with NFL PLAY 60, is constantly evolving to meet customer needs. As knowledge in science and technology expands, FitnessGram® remains cutting edge with the launch of the new and improved FitnessGram® 2015 software. This enhanced platform reaffirms its place as the gold standard for health-related fitness assessment and reporting for youth.