FitnessGram® is a fitness assessment and reporting program for youth, first developed in 1982 by The Cooper Institute in response to the need for a comprehensive set of assessment procedures in physical education programs. The assessment includes a variety of health-related physical fitness tests that assess aerobic capacity; muscular strength, muscular endurance, and flexibility; and body composition. Scores from these assessments are compared to Healthy Fitness Zone® standards to determine students' overall physical fitness.

FitnessGram Grant Opportunities
Funding is available for school site FG license, technical support and training. (value $1000)
NJAHPERD FG Grant application (Funding cycle will be available again in September)
Contact the NJAHPERD office with any questions.

Training Videos

More FitnessGram Information
Presidential Youth Fitness Program

FitnessGram & Teacher Evaluations
Student Fitness Infographic
Monitoring Student Fitness

Every Child Stronger, Every Life Longer™ (ECSELL)
Statewide Data Collection Project

This initiative focuses on developing the first ever state- wide centralized data base for student health-related physical fitness. This collaborative effort between NJAHPERD, Rowan University, the YMCA State Alliance/Healthy U and the Horizon Foundation of New Jersey has created a sustainable model for evaluating the health-related fitness status of New Jersey youth. The project goal is to provide a comprehensive data profile of student fitness levels. The analysis of this data will lead the way for the development and implementation of viable fitness education and assessment programs in the future. The first year pilot included 20 schools that are implementing the FitnessGram to assess local student fitness level. Local Health and Physical Education professionals as well technology staffs have been in-serviced regarding program implementation and data collection and reporting. The plan includes recruitment of additional schools each year. If you are interested in becoming part of this project, please call/email the NJAHPERD office. Grants are available for FG 2015 web based license and training.

Grantee Information

FIT2ECSELL/FitnessGram Grant Recipients
All schools who received a FIT2ECSELL FitnessGram grant should enter scores for the new school year by November 15th! If you need assistance please contact the FitnessGram Help desk

Need Training?
Register for a free FitnessGram® Software Training Webinar as part of our Getting Started Series for all new and renewal customers. 
Webinar will provide a software walkthrough that discusses:
  • Logging In
  • Data Management
  • Data Entry
  • Reports
  • SmartCoach
Click the links below to select a session, download the course material, click Register to complete form, and you will receive an email when your attendance has been approved. 

Important contact information:
FitnessGram Help Desk.  For technical support.
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Phone: 1-800-416-5139 

Requirements for NJAHPERD Grant Schools