Fitnessgram/Activitygram provides the health-related fitness and activity assessment component needed for quality physical education. But that's just the beginning. Once you've determined student's fitness and activity levels, how do you act on that information? How do you provide meaningful physical activity and help students gain fitness knowledge that will not only improve their current levels of physical fitness, but teach them how to stay physically fit after they leave school and enter the adult world?
Human Kinetics offers programs designed to complement Fitnessgram/Activitygram and help schools implement a comprehensive health-related physical activity curriculum:
- Fitness for Life, from fitness authorities Chuck Corbin, Ruth Lindsey, Guy Le Masurier, and Dolly Lambdin, is a complete K-12 program that guides students on the stairway to lifetime activity and fitness. The Fitness for Life program includes middle and high school textbooks that present information about health-related physical activity in a way that gets the message across to students. Through a combination of classroom lessons and related physical activity lessons, these texts provide students the fitness knowledge they need to become responsible for their own physical fitness and develop individualized plans that will help them stay physically fit and healthy for a lifetime.
Both books complement the Fitnessgram/Activitygram assessments by providing students with authoritative information about health-related fitness, physical activity, healthy behaviors, and exercise adherence. NASPE also offers training workshops on using the Fitness for Life program.
The Fitness for Life Elementary School (K-6) resources, set for release in March 2010, will include extensive plug-and-play DVDs and coordinated lesson and activity plans to involve physical educators, classroom teachers, recess leaders, and before- and after-school leaders. To learn more about the Fitness for Life program, visit www.FitnessforLife.org.
- Physical Best is a program of resources and training certifications for K-12 physical educators and students. It provides strategies for teaching health-related fitness and activity concepts through physical activities. The program was developed by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD) and is now offered through the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE). It provides the material teachers need for implementing health-related fitness education, including curriculum development, health-related fitness activities, and educational workshops for teachers. To learn more about Physical Best, visit Human Kinetics Physical Best Programs and Partners page.
- The President's Council on Fitness, Sports and Nutrition (PCFSN)
has unveiled a new school-based program that promotes health and regular
physical activity for America's youth. The new Presidential Youth Fitness
Program emphasizes health over performance, and it provides options for
professional development as well as materials to help physical educators implement
the program. The Presidential Youth Fitness Program also provides clear and
authoritative information to help parents understand the benefits of regular
activity for their children.
- Human Kinetics is the largest publisher of top-quality teacher and student resources for K-12 physical education. Go to the Physical Education and Health Education section of the Human Kinetics web site, where you'll find hundreds of titles to help you implement a quality physical education curriculum that includes health-related fitness education.
Fitnessgram is endorsed and adopted by the National Association for Physical Education (NASPE) as the assessment component of Physical Best, and Fitnessgram/Activitygram is the primary assessment component of Fitness for Life.
For more details about Fitness for Life and Physical Best, explore the links provided, or contact your Human Kinetics K-12 sales representative.