ERIC Number: ED153989
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May-18
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Physical Fitness Assessment. Principles, Practice and Application.
Shephard, Roy J., Ed.; Lavallee, Hugues, Ed.
The articles contained in this book represent a transcript of proceedings of a conference on physical fitness assessment sponsored by the International Committee for Physical Fitness Research and the University of Quebec. The papers cover a wide variety of topics on fitness testing, assessment of athletic performance, improvement of school programs of physical education, and the promotion of community health. Specific topics include a comparison of various international proposals for the standardization of fitness testing; a detailed consideration of body build, inheritance, test repetition, and environment as factors modifying test results; application of test procedures to the evaluation of existing and experimental programs of physical education; use of fitness tests in the assessment of athletes at various levels of competition; and the place of fitness testing in primary, secondary, and tertiary medical care. The material is organized into four sections: (1) variables affecting fitness testing; (2) fitness testing and the prediction of athletic performance; (3) fitness testing in the assessment of school physical education programs; and (4) fitness testing in programs of community health. (Editor/MJB)
Descriptors: Athletics, Conference Reports, Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, International Educational Exchange, Performance Factors, Performance Tests, Physical Activities, Physical Fitness, Physical Health, Public Health, School Role, Testing Programs
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
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Note: Proceedings of a Conference on the Principles, Practice, and Application of Physical Fitness Assessment, International Committee for Physical Fitness Research (Trois Rivieres, Quebec, Canada)