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Additional resources for the Physical Fitness Test, including links to the Cooper Institute, San Joaquin County Office of Education, and Human Kinetics.

FITNESSGRAM®: Cooper Institute External link opens in new window or tab.
Background information on FITNESSGRAM® which was developed in 1982 by The Cooper Institute in Dallas, Texas. Technical information on the fitness assessments and standards is available in a Reference Guide.

San Joaquin County Office of Education External link opens in new window or tab.
This site allows access to prior years' PFT results in summary format for the state, districts, and schools. Please note access to this site requires login and password.

FITNESSGRAM®: Human Kinetics External link opens in new window or tab.
Includes a variety of products in support of the Physical Fitness Test, including the FITNESSGRAM® Test Administration Manual, the FITNESSGRAM® software and the PACER CD.

U.S. Games External link opens in new window or tab.
Includes products in support of the Physical Fitness Test, excluding the FITNESSGRAM® Test Administration Manual and the PACER CD.

PFT Training External link opens in new window or tab.
Materials offered on that Web page include training modules to assist PFT coordinators with the submission and correction of PFT data and video clips that demonstrate a FITNESSGRAM test administration using California's testing protocol (i.e., an employee of the district administering and scoring the tests.)

Presidential Youth Fitness Program External link opens in new window or tab.
The Presidential Youth Fitness Program now assesses health using the FITNESSGRAM®. Resources include information about the program, training for educators, and videos to help students reach their fitness goals.

YouTube videos by The Cooper Institute

What is Body Composition? External link opens in new window or tab.
This short video explains body composition in non-scientific terms that can be used by teachers, students, and parents.

What is Aerobic Capacity? External link opens in new window or tab.
This short video explains aerobic capacity in non-scientific terms that can be used by teachers, students, and parents.

Questions:   High School and Physical Fitness Test Office | pft@cde.ca.gov | 916-445-9449
Last Reviewed: Tuesday, January 5, 2016
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