Table 1

Existing field-based physical fitness test batteries for children and adolescents

Age (years)AcronymSociety/OrganisationCountry/Region
6–18EUROFIT31Council of Europe Committee for the Development of SportEurope
5–17FITNESSGRAM32The Cooper InstituteUSA
6–17PCHF33President's Challenge: Health Fitness. The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports/American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (AAHPER)USA
6–17PCPF34President's Challenge: Physical Fitness. The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports/American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (AAHPER)USA
6–17AAUTB35Amateur Athletic Union Test Battery. Chrysler Foundation/Amateur Athletic UnionUSA
6–17YMCAYFT36YMCA Youth Fitness TestUSA
5–17NYPFP37National Youth Physical Program. The United States Marines Youth FoundationUSA
5–18HRFT38Health-Related Fitness Test, American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (AAHPER)USA
5–18Physical Best39American Association for Health, Physical Education, and Recreation (AAHPER)USA
9–19IPFT40International Physical Fitness Test (United States Sports Academic/General Organization of Youth and Sport of Bahrain)USA
7–69CAHPER-FPT II41Fitness Performance Test II. Canadian Association for Health, Physical Education and Recreation (CAHPER)Canada
15–69CPAFLA42The Canadian Physical Activity, Fitness & Lifestyle Approach (Canadian Society for Exercise Physiology)Canada
9–19+NFTP-PRC43National Fitness Test Program in the Popular Republic China (China's National Sport and Physical Education Committee)China
6–12NZFT44New Zealand Fitness Test. Rusell/Department of EducationNew Zealand
9–19AFEA45Australian Fitness Education Award. The Australian Council for Health, Education and Recreation, ACHERAustralia
  • Modified from Castro-Piñero et al.2