Students in the Department of Kinesiology hosted students from Stanley Makowski (BPS #99) and The Falk School Tuesday, October 4 at the Koessler Athletic Center. Students from both Dr. Kozlowski’s exercise principles course (HED 337) and Dr. Seymour’s teaching methods of physical education class (PED 441/541) assessed fourth grade student fitness levels using the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) America’s FitnessGram Assessment. This includes the PACER, push-up, sit-and-reach, and curl-up batteries. Both schools will return in the spring semester for follow-up testing.
The experience is enjoyable for the children and allows Kinesiology majors the opportunity to analyze pre-and post-test data and conduct fitness assessments in an authentic environment.
Submitted by: Clancy Seymour, EdD, assistant professor/director of physical & health education teacher education