Fitness Tests for Specific Populations

Many of the tests described on this site are designed for testing the fitness of sports people, though they can be used as they are or modified to cater for specific groups.

Specific Sports

Specific Groups

Testing for Specific Age Groups

There are specific requirements for testing young people and the elderly population. Read the Guide to Age Group Testing, Testing for the Elderly and Testing Children for more information about fitness testing such groups. Below are some of the testing protocols for specific age groups.

Children / School Age (more)

Adult Test Protocols (more)

Keeping fit hiking It's important to keep fit as you age

Testing the Elderly (more)

Testing People with Disabilities


Related Pages


Testing Extra

We have nearly 400 fitness tests listed, so it's not easy to choose the best one to use. You should consider the validity, reliability, costs and ease of use of each test. Use our guide to conducting, recording, and interpreting fitness tests. Any questions, please ask or search for your answer. To keep up with the latest in sport science and this website, subscribe to our newsletter. We are also on facebook and twitter.

How to Cite