Unit 5 Assignment

Unit outcomes addressed in this Assignment:

 Describe physical fitness testing procedures for each cohort.

 Identify precautions for testing within each cohort.

Course outcomes addressed in this Assignment:

EF310-1: Identify national organizations with certification programs and resource materials for exercise and fitness programs.

EF310-2: Discuss the exercise and fitness needs for each age group cohort.


Unit 5 Self-Assessment

Background: Conducting fitness assessments are critical components of developing exercise prescriptions for clients. Before conducting fitness tests, we want to be sure that a client is physically able to complete all tests and if not, make appropriate modifications.

Instructions: To complete this Assignment, you will conduct health-related fitness assessments on yourself to determine your fitness level and identify areas for improvement. Complete all the fitness tests below. If you have limitations or are physically unable to complete a test, clearly outline why in the modifications/precautions sections. Answer all Assignment questions below after completing the tests.

Fitness Assessments

Aerobic Fitness: Choose either the Mile Walk Test (text pages 137-138) OR Jog/Run Test (text pages 140-141)

Muscular Endurance: Complete BOTH the push-up and curl-up tests (text pages 185-188) Optional tests for strength: 1MR (text page 184) and YMCA Bench Press Test (text pages 188-189)

Flexibility: Complete the sit and reach test (text pages 208-211)

Body Composition: Complete BOTH body mass index calculation (pages 167-168) AND waist-to-hip ratio calculation (text page 168) OPTIONAL: complete other percent body fat testing

Part 1: Discuss Testing Protocols

 Thoroughly describe each test used to assess aerobic, muscular strength/endurance, flexibility, and body composition. Be sure to discuss each test’s purpose and testing protocols.


Part 2: Challenges/Precautions

 Do you have any issues or challenges that prevent you from conducting all the fitness tests? Do you need to modify any of the tests?

 When conducting fitness assessments, what are general safety precautions/instructions to consider?

Part 3: Fitness Testing Results and Goals

 Discuss your fitness assessment results for all tests: aerobic, muscular strength/endurance, flexibility, and body composition. In your discussion, include your score (percentile) compared to others in your age group.

 Identify a goal for improvement for each fitness area (aerobic, muscular strength/endurance, BMI, and body composition).

Project must be in APA format and utilize references. Expected length is at least 2 pages.

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