Explore all of the training options and tools available to support your efforts in the classroom (most are free!). Tap into guidance documents on a variety of topics that support a quality fitness education and assessment process as part of a physical education program.
Access to these trainings is available to all registered users.
Online Module Series
Module 1 - Getting started with the Presidential Youth Fitness Program
Provides participants with an overview of the program, to include history, purpose, mission, and partners.
Learning Objectives: Participants will gain an understanding of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP) and health related fitness; how PYFP fits into a quality physical education program; and become familiar with research and links between health related fitness and academic achievement.
Module 2 - The Presidential Youth Fitness Program and the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Approach to Health
Connects fitness education and assessment (i.e., PYFP) with school health and wellness efforts.
Learning Objectives: Participants will gain knowledge of the many components of school health/wellness and how fitness education and assessment connects to the Whole School, Whole Community, Whole Child Approach.
Module 3 - Physical Education and Fitness Assessment: A Primer for Administrators and Teachers
Provides an overview of ESSA, needs assessments and the role of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program (PYFP) in these.
Learning Objectives: Participants will gain knowledge of the ESSA legislation and how they can begin looking at their school or district needs. Participants will value PYFP and how participation can strengthen their physical education program.
(Coming May 2017!) Module 4 - Implementing the Presidential Youth Fitness Program: Strategies for Every Physical Educator
Implementation strategies for the Presidential Youth Fitness Program and best practices for conducting fitness assessments.
Learning Objectives: Participants will understand key program implementation strategies. They will recognize the importance of data, goal setting and recognition have on student outcomes. Participants will identify protocols and best practices for conducting fitness assessments in the classroom.
(provided by The Cooper Institute®, the developers of FitnessGram)
Available now! An introductory course for those new to FitnessGram or needing a refresher. Objectives include:
- Understand the FitnessGram philosophy and mission
- Distinguish between appropriate and inappropriate uses of FitnessGram
- Describe the purpose, validity, and reliability of criterion-referenced standards
- Recognize the components of FitnessGram
- Correctly identify and administer the FitnessGram test items
Time to complete: 2 hours
New in-person option under development. Planned release: Early 2017.