The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance had its beginnings when a physical training instructor in Brooklyn, New York, on November 27, , invited a group of people working in the gymnastic field to meet together to discuss their profession. This first meeting of 60 people discussed methods of teaching, a system of measurements, and the manufacture of apparatus. The five national associations of AAHPERD are as follows: 2 American Association for Health Education AAHE specializes in continuing education and professional development for health educators in schools, health agencies, medical care settings, business, and industry. They are a source for information and programming for administrators and teachers who work with girls and women.
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November 29, , pm 2 AAPHER Physical fitness Test: This test was designed to help the teachers of physical education and other recreation leaders in the field to find out the performance levels of their students, compare them with national norms and inspire them towards the higher levels of achievements.
Test Contents : The test consists of the following six items : a Pull ups : In case of girls, the pull-ups are to be started from a flexed arm hang. This test item judges the arm and shoulder girdle strength. Administration of Tests: These tests can be conducted in a gymnasium or out-doors. However, arrangement has to be made for the timing and recording of all scores with the help of timers and recorders. Item No.
The arms and legs of a subject should be fully extended. From hanging position, the subject should raise his body with his arms until his chin is placed over the bar.
Then, he should lower his body to a full hanging position. In doing so, the knees should not be bent and the pull should not be jerky or snap pull.
The number of completed pull-ups is the score of the subject. She should raise her body to a position where the chin is above the bar, the elbows are flexed and the chest is close to the bar. The time recorded in seconds for which a subject holds the hang position is her score.
The hands of the subject should be placed at the back of the neck, fingers clasped and elbows touching the mat. From this position, the subject should raise his or her head and elbows forward upwards till the elbows touch the knees.
This constitutes one sit-up. The number of correctly performed sit ups in 60 seconds from the start of the first sit-up is the score of a subject. He should again turn back to pick up the second block and bring it also behind the starting line. Two such trials are given. The better time of the two trials to the nearest 10th of a second is the score of the subject.
He takes a jump forward by extending his bent knees and swinging the arms forward. The best jump recorded, out of the three trials given, is the score of the subject. The jump should be recorded in feet and inches. The subject is made to run from the start Hne to the finish Hne and his time taken is recorded in seconds nearest to the tenth of a second. This indicates his score. In this test item, a subject runs a distance of Yards, The subject takes a standing start from the start line.
The subject may walk in between. However, the objective is to cover the distance in the shortest time, When he crosses the finish Hne, he is informed of his time. The time taken to run the distance is recorded in minutes and seconds.
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance