How will Indiana schools benefit?

FITNESSGRAM will allow Indiana schools to track and measure improvement of fitness levels and academic achievement over time. The hosted software is user-friendly and Web-based with instructional tools, easy import functions and school reports, and more. 

  • No need to purchase or maintain servers at the district level. FITNESSGRAM is now hosted with its founders and developers at the Cooper Institute. Hosting services include full technical support and all updates and enhancements as they become available. 
  • Easy access with Internet. All schools in each district can have access to the software anywhere with Internet connectivity. 
  • FITNESSGRAM 10 state license. This allows Indiana to analyze de-identified individual performances, without undue burden on the local education agencies.
  • New FITNESSGRAM 10 student app. Available for iPad, iPhone, and Android devices. Complete with ACTIVITYGRAM surveys and reliable FITNESSGRAM Knowledge Tests (also available in PDF format).
  • New PACER. Updated PACER equation to predict VO2 max. Look-up tables will be available for students to see how many laps are necessary to achieve the Healthy Fitness Zone. 
  • New BMI standards. Healthy Fitness Zone standards are now in alignment with the CDC growth charts commonly used by pediatricians. 
  • Web-based instruction. Online staff development tools are available to teachers.
  • Email student reports. Increase student privacy, time efficiency, and reduce paper waste.
  • Student-centered tools. ACTIVITYGRAM three-day recall and Activity Log.
  • Statistical reports. Reader-friendly with graphics to increase impact.