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Health & Sports

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Health & Sports

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance


Under NASPE’s National Standards, a physically educated person:
Standard 1. Demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to
perform a variety of physical activities.
Standard 2. Demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies and
tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.
Standard 3. Participates regularly in physical activity.
Standard 4. Achieves and maintains a health-enhancing level of physical fitness.
Standard 5. Exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others
in physical activity settings.
Standard 6. Values physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or
social interaction.

There are two types of fitness:
Performance-related fitness is linked to athletic performance (for example: a 50-yard dash time or the ability to maneuver around obstacles quickly) and is linked to speed, reaction time, and coordination.
Health-related fitness is linked to fitness components that may lower risks such as high blood pressure, diabetes, or low back pain. Health-related physical fitness includes the following components:
    • Aerobic fitness - ability of the heart and lungs to deliver blood to muscles,
    • Muscular strength and endurance - enough to do normal activities easily and protect the low back,
    • Flexibility - ability to move your many joints through their proper range of motion, and
    • Body composition - not too much body fat, especially around the waist.

Adult fitness test events:

1-Aerobic Fitness

Aerobic fitness is also known as cardiovascular fitness. It relates to the heart, blood vessels,
and lungs working together to deliver oxygen-rich blood to the muscles during exercise.
A high level of aerobic fitness is associated with lower risks of several diseases, including
high blood...


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