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presentation outline
Presentation Outline
  • What is Physical Best?
  • Why Choose Physical Best?
  • Physical Best Partners, Resources and Workshops
  • For More Information
- What?

Physical Best is a program of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE), an association of the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)

– It is a comprehensive, health-related fitness education program, for use in K-12 physical education programs.

- What?
  • Comprehensive

When combined with the FITNESSGRAM/ACTIVITYGRAM assessment, it provides a complete fitness education and assessment program with teacher training and resources

- What?
  • Health-Related

The emphasis is on students’ work toward obtaining and maintaining a healthful level of:

          • Aerobic Fitness
          • Muscular Fitness
          • Flexibility
          • Body Composition
- What?
  • For Use With Existing Curriculums

Physical Best is not intended to be a stand-alone program. It focuses primarily on NASPE standards 3 & 4, and the concepts and activities are designed for integration into a physical education program throughout the school year.

- Why?

Many Physical Educators have chosen to implement Physical Best into their programs because it is -

  • Non-competitive & inclusive
  • Positive & individualized
  • With ready-to-use / practical information and activities
– Why?
  • Practical – yet research-based
    • It incorporates the latest youth fitness research & practices
  • Standards-based
    • It incorporates and supports the national physical education, dance education, and health education standards
– Why?
  • Supports Government Reports –
    • Healthy People 2010
    • The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Prevent and Decrease Overweight and Obesity (2001)
    • Surgeon General’s Report on Physical Activity and Health (1996)
  • Emphasizes –
    • Lifelong physical activity participation
physical best partners
Physical Best Partners…

The Cooper Institute/FITNESSGRAM:

Human Kinetics Publishers:

equipment sponsor s s worldwide
Equipment SponsorS&S Worldwide

Since S&S was founded in 1906, successive generations of the Schwartz family have been committed to continuing a treasured legacy and a higher calling, the well-being of America's children and special populations of all ages. Their mission is to improve the social fabric by helping people play and learn.

S&S Worldwide is the official equipment sponsor of Physical Best. The Physical Best Activity Pack was created in collaboration with

Physical Best Instructors in order to provide high quality

equipment to all of our workshop participants. Information is

available at

physical best workshops
Physical Best Workshops

A menu of in-service options is available, in addition to two full-day certification workshops:

  • Physical Best Health-Fitness Specialist
  • Physical Best Health-Fitness Instructor
what workshop participants say
What Workshop Participants Say:
  • “Our staff is very enthusiastic and has unanimously agreed that the workshop was the “best” we have ever had”
  • “Excellent information that will be implemented immediately”
  • “Was reluctant at first, but very pleased with entire day, and learned a lot”
  • “Appreciate hitting all areas of testing, including technology”
physical best resources
Physical Best Resources

Curricular information (Teacher’s Guide) and age appropriate activities that teach the fitness concepts (Activity Guides)

for more information
For More Information
  • Visit:
  • E-mail:
  • Or call: 1-800-213-7193 x489.