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Training Options

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.

Online Options

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 June 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.

FitnessGram® 101
(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

In-Person Option

Empowering Fitness Education Champions is a three module training consisting of the following:

Module 1: Getting Started with the Presidential Youth Fitness Program (approx 2 hours)

  • Identify the program's connection to national frameworks and standards
  • Relevance of the program and physical activity in general with academic achievement and national standards for physical education
  • Explain the Presidential Youth Fitness Program Checklist with consideration for level of schooling

Module 2: Using the FitnessGram® Assessment (approx 2 hours 15 minutes)

  • Teach fitness concepts for the five components of health-related fitness
  • Execute FitnessGram® protocols
  • Articulate appropriate and inappropriate uses for FitnessGram® data

Module 3: Strategies for Successful Implementation of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program (approx 2 hours 15 min)

  • Successfully implement all 8 steps of the Presidential Youth Fitness Program Checklist
  • Identify strategies to address challenges to program implementation

A cadre of state trainers will be available to provide in-person trainings beginning fall 2017. Interested in learning more about who to contact in your state? Send an email to info@pyfp.org.