Dr. Mike Miller & Dr. Wes

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Meeteer. Concord University. Fitness Testing Recommendations: Is there a disconnect between theory and practice?. While you wait…write down current “issues” related to fitness testing. Introduction. ID: 540574 Download Presentation

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Dr. Mike Miller & Dr. Wes MeeteerConcord University

Fitness Testing Recommendations: Is there a disconnect between theory and practice?

While you wait…write down current “issues” related to fitness testing





Brief History of Fitness Testing

How it beganLate 70s-80sLate 80s-2012New Beginning



Goals of Fitness Testing

Teach children about PA and HR FitnessMotivate childrenMonitor PE program effectiveness


Justification of Fitness Testing

Obesity epidemicMandated TestingPerceived Benefits


Criticisms of Fitness Testing

Outside Influences Affecting Fitness

Long Term Benefits Questionable

Negative Experiences Lead to Adverse Effects


Group Activity


Recommended Best Practice

Fitness Test AdministrationData Management and Use


Fitness Test Administration

Integrated Sufficient PracticeTeach to the TestGroup students based on fitness levelsAmple time to warm up


Application of Results

ConfidentialNEVER base grades on resultsSelf-assess HR fitness instructionModify HR fitness instructionInstruct students about HR fitnessParental Reporting


Research Findings

Students receive copy

Teachers keep copy

Most recently study, WV teachers adhere to the majority of the recommendations

However…parental reporting is still an issue


“Roadblocks” to Adherence

What makes it difficult to:Integrate Provide Practice OppsApply the resultsReport Results to Parents





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