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Ch 8: Physical Fitness Testing & Prescription

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The text and video lessons presented here are about physical fitness testing and prescription. Get to see information on exercise program components and the latest in fitness training and testing technologies.

Physical Fitness Testing & Prescription - Chapter Summary

Our lessons will boost your knowledge of physical fitness testing and prescription. What is exercise prescription and how do you apply stretching, aerobics, and strength training in physical education? Other lesson material includes:

  • Fitness testing types in schools
  • Fitness goals for different ages
  • Definition and process overview of exercise prescription

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5 Lessons in Chapter 8: Physical Fitness Testing & Prescription
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Types of Fitness Testing in Schools

1. Types of Fitness Testing in Schools

Schools use a variety of methods to test the fitness levels of students. This lesson will examine the benefits and drawbacks of fitness testing and will end with a short quiz to see what you have learned.

Technologies for Fitness Testing & Training

2. Technologies for Fitness Testing & Training

Everybody wants to become fitter and live healthier, but not everyone knows how to go about this process. We offer you a little guidance by reviewing various devices and technologies available to reach your goal of a healthier lifestyle.

Components of Exercise Programs: Aerobics, Strength Training & Stretching

3. Components of Exercise Programs: Aerobics, Strength Training & Stretching

Ever wonder what stretching, strength training, and aerobic exercises are? You'll learn about them in this lesson. You'll also find out what some basic recommendations are for each type of exercise.

Setting Physical Fitness Goals at Different Ages

4. Setting Physical Fitness Goals at Different Ages

Physical fitness plays a crucial role throughout life. From young to old, the state of our physical fitness determines the quality of our lives. Maintaining proper physical fitness at every stage of life can be accomplished by setting fitness goals.

Exercise Prescription: Definition & Process Overview

5. Exercise Prescription: Definition & Process Overview

Have you ever heard the expression, ''An apple a day keeps the doctor away?'' In this lesson we discuss the concept of exercise prescriptions, which many doctors and physiotherapists are now recommending as a means to maintain overall wellness.

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