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AAHPERD Functional Fitness Test

American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation & Dance (AAHPERD) Functional Fitness Test was designed for adults over the age of 60 years. The test items are designed to measure the fitness capacity of the low fitness elderly who are not yet frail, and described in a test manual by Osness (1996). The tests measure body composition, flexibility, agility, coordination, upper body strength and aerobic endurance. The tests were designed so that they could be administered by professionals and clinicians in the field who lack specialized measurement equipment, training and resources. Also read a discussion about testing the elderly.

What Tests Are Included?

These are the test components of the AAHPERD Functional Fitness Test.

More Information

There is also the AAHPERD Youth Fitness Test


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