HPE-152: Tests and Measurements

Health and Human Services
Fitness & Wellness
Fitness Leadership
Academic Level
Course Subject
Health & Physical Education
Course Number
Course Title
Tests and Measurements
Credit Hours
Instructor Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Student Contact Hours Per Semester
32.00 (for 15-week classes)
Grading Method
Catalog Course Description

Examines various tests used for measuring the health-related and skill-related components of physical fitness. Covers anthropometric measurement, aerobic and anaerobic fitness testing, flexibility, and strength evaluation. Discusses how to evaluate test results and use test results to prescribe exercise programs.

Goals, Topics, and Objectives

Goal Statement

The goal of the Tests and Measurements class is to teach students how to measure the skill and health-related components of fitness. In addition, the students will demonstrate how to interpret results of fitness testing and develop exercise programs based on the test results.

Core Course Topics
  1. Basic Statistical Analysis (e.g. mean, standard deviation, ranking)

    Know basic statistical principles necessary to evaluate legitimate research in the exercise field. Identify strengths and weaknesses in research design by evaluating several relevant research studies.

  2. Measuring Metabolic Fitness

    Demonstrate how to measure blood pressure and waist circumference accurately. Illustrate how to evaluate triglyceride, cholesterol, and blood glucose results.

  3. Measuring Health-related Fitness

    Demonstrate how to interpret fitness testing results. Compare and contrast several methods of measuring the components of health-related physical fitness. Explain how fitness testing differs for adults and children. Demonstrate measurements of health-related fitness.

  4. Measuring Skill-related Fitness

    Analyze the benefits and disadvantages of several methods of measuring the components of skill-related physical fitness. Explain how skill testing differs for adults and children. Demonstrate measurements of skill-related fitness.

  5. Psychological Measurements in Sport

    Discuss the measurement of the psychological aspects of sport. Explain how testing can be a motivating tool for participants in an exercise/sport program. Recognize various psychological measurements used in sport.

Assessment and Requirements

Assessment of Academic Achievement
Assessment of academic achievement will be identified and implemented by the class instructor. Methods will include, but not be limited to, individual projects, vocabulary, class participation (discussion and critiques), and tests.
To be determined by the instructor.


Satisfies Wellness Requirement

Credit for Prior College-Level Learning

Other Details

Determined by department.

Approval Dates

Effective Term
Fall 2019
ILT Approval Date
AALC Approval Date
Curriculum Committee Approval Date
Review Semester
Fall 2019