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Course Description

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Physical Education - PE 143

Fitness Tests and Measurements

3 Credit Hours
2 Lecture Hours
1 Laboratory Hours

Course Description

This course will introduce the student through lecture and practical demonstration to various fitness assessment protocols. Students will learn to critically analyze why a particular fitness test is utilized, the standard procedures for conducting the test and the analysis of the test results.


(A requirement that must be completed before taking this course.)

  • None.


Course Competencies

Upon successful completion of the course, the student should be able to:

  • Identify the basic components of fitness and the associated tests to assess an individual's current fitness status.
  • Determine when it is appropriate to stop a fitness test.
  • Analyze blood pressure.
  • Determine resting and exercise heart rates.
  • Conduct sub-maximal cardiovascular fitness tests.
  • Conduct muscular strength and endurance fitness tests.
  • Identify contraindications to a specific fitness testing protocol.
  • Compare test results with normative data to create a fitness profile.
  • Determine the advantages and disadvantages of selecting a specific fitness test over other tests that evaluate the same parameters.
  • Develop Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-bound (SMART) goals for a fitness client.
  • Describe the characteristics of a normal electrocardiogram.
  • Measure the characteristics of a normal electrocardiogram.
  • Conduct flexibility tests.
  • Conduct body composition anthropometry.

Course Schedule

 CourseSectionCourse TitleLocationCredit HoursInstructorsSeats Available ⁄Capacity ⁄WaitlistStatusFeeDays-Time-Room

Fall; 2021; PHYSICAL EDUCATION; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 08/30/2021

 143145943Fit Tests & MeasMC3Papineau M11/16/0Open$82.00M W  01:30 PM-02:56 PM ESC150
M W  01:30 PM-02:56 PM PE120
M W  01:30 PM-02:56 PM ESC160

Winter; 2022; PHYSICAL EDUCATION; No of Weeks : 15; Begins : 01/10/2022

 143115943Fit Tests & MeasMC3Papineau M11/20/0Open$82.00M W  11:30 AM-12:56 PM ESC160

Key: Day of the Week

  • T = Tuesday
  • R = Thursday
  • S = Saturday
  • X = Sunday