Perform a fitness assessment.
Performance should include an explanation of the purpose and components of a fitness assessment. Components of a fitness assessment should include, but not be limited to
- height and weight
- body mass index (BMI)
- body composition
- vital signs
- aerobic capacity
- muscular strength and endurance.
- What steps should precede a fitness assessment in order to prevent injury and avoid exacerbation of illness or condition? (e.g., taking medical history, getting doctor's permission)
- What is the purpose of a fitness assessment?
- What are the components of a fitness assessment?
- What are the normative values for anthropometrics and vital signs?
- What is aerobic capacity? How is it interpreted?
- How can the results of a fitness assessment influence be used?
Other Related Standards
HOSA Competitive Events
Health Science Events
Health Professions Events
NASM-Certified Personal Trainer
- Review fitness assessment considerations.
- Review concepts for program design.
- Describe hydration concepts.
- Identify fitness technologies and trends.
- Describe behavior change strategies for client results.
- Describe exam taking best practices and preparation.
Chapter 6 Fitness Assessment
- Explain the components of and rationale for an integrated fitness assessment.
- Understand how to administer a health history questionnaire and then from that be able to stratify a client’s overall risk for fitness assessment.
- Understand the importance of posture, how it relates to movement observation, and how to assess it.
- Understand how to perform a comprehensive health-related fitness assessment, obtain subjective and objective information about clients, and how to use the information collected to help design an exercise program.