FitnessGram Assessment

The FitnessGram® is a yearly assessment required for Physical Education majors in order for the program to remain CAEP accredited. The FitnessGram® test battery assesses health-related fitness components: aerobic capacity, body composition, and muscular strength, endurance, and flexibility. Activity assessments are included for step or minute challenges, physical activity behaviors, and overall activity levels to provide teachers with a variety of ways to promote physical activity to students.

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FitnessGram Measures

All Aerobic Capacity “Healthy Fitness Zone®" scores are reported as estimates of VO2max. Higher VO2max scores reflect a greater ability to take in and use oxygen and a greater potential to perform endurance exercise.


Muscular strength is the maximal force your muscles can exert in a single effort.

The Healthy Fit Zone for men (17 and older) is 18 or more push-ups completed.

The Healthy Fit Zone for women (17 and older) is 7 or more push-ups completed.


Muscular endurance is the ability to sustain, or repeat muscular activity, over time.

The Healthy Fit Zone for men (17 and older) is 24 or more curl-ups completed.

The Healthy Fit Zone for women (17 and older) is 18 or more curl-ups completed.


Flexibility describes the range of motion of muscles at the joint.

Trunk Lift:

The Healthy Fit Zone for men (17 and older) is a trunk lift of 9-12 inches.

The Healthy Fit Zone for women (17 and older) is a trunk lift of 9-12 inches.

Back Saver Sit and Reach:

The Healthy Fit Zone for men (17 and older) is a back saver sit and reach score of 8 inches.

The Healthy Fit Zone for women (17 and older) is a back saver sit and reach score of 12 inches.