Initially designed by Charles L. Sterling as a physical fitness “report card” FITNESSGRAM® / ACTIVITYGRAM® is now an educational assessment and reporting software program. Based on physiological/epidemiological, behavioral, and pedagogical research, FITNESSGRAM is committed to health-related physical fitness, criterion-referenced standards, an emphasis on physical activity including behavioral based recognitions, and the latest in technology. The evolution of these major concepts is described in this history of FITNESSGRAM.
Plowman is Prof. Emeritus, Dept. of Kinesiology & Physical Education, Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL 60115. Sterling is retired from The Cooper Institute. Corbin is Prof. Emeritus, Dept. of Exercise & Wellness, Arizona State Univ. Polytechnic Campus, Mesa, AZ 85212. Meredith is with The Cooper Institute, 12330 Preston Rd, Dallas, TX 75230. Welk is with the Dept. of Health & Human Performance, Iowa State Univ., Ames, IA 50011. Morrow is with the Dept. of Kinesiology, Univ. of North Texas, Denton, TX 76203.