FITNESSGRAM 2012-2013: Winter Training. Department of Physical Education, Health and Athletics SDUSD. What is the FITNESSGRAM?. Health-related fitness assessment Establishes fitness levels (Healthy Fitness Zones) needed to maintain health and avoid preventable diseases
Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.
Department of Physical Education, Health and Athletics
Test administration protocol does not change
Some teachers feel the new HFZs are unfair and punitive for students with a high BMI
Teachers are used to performance-based measures in physical education (e.g., number of reps, motor skill form, distance run, weight lifted, etc.)
Teachers can no longer tell students the number of PACER laps or mile time they need to achieve to be in the HFZ for aerobic capacity
Teachers can no longer use a performance-based perspective or the new HFZs will appear punitive
Changes will show up in reporting student results
Body’s ability to take in, transport and convert oxygen to energy during exercise
VO2max is the maximum rate that your body can take in, transport, and use oxygen during incremental exercise
V is for volume or how much per unit of time
O2 is for oxygen; we breathe it in
VO2max is also known as maximal oxygen consumption, maximal oxygen uptake, peak oxygen uptake or aerobic capacity
What benefits will your students experience by improving their aerobic capacity? Turn and talk to a partner.
Allow students with a higher BMI the chance to perform the Walk Test; there is some evidence that this is a better measure of AC for those with a higher BMI
Explain aerobic metabolism, aerobic capacity, and the effects of higher BMI on the cardiorespiratory system
Provide support such as opportunities to practice beyond the school day, pre-testing in the fall, exercise logs, accountability for exercising over school breaks, development of fitness plans, goal-setting instruction, fitness/wellness links on teacher’s website, etc.
Disseminate updated information to parents and administrators