Senior Fitness Test DVD / Edition 1

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The Senior Fitness Test DVD is a companion resource to the Senior Fitness Test Manual. It shows how to administer the test battery properly to both individuals and groups. It is particularly useful in training volunteers or peer mentors who work with the test administration.

The Senior Fitness Test DVD illustrates how to conduct seven individual fitness test items involving common activities such as getting up from a chair, walking, lifting, bending, and stretching. It also explains what equipment is needed to conduct the test items, provides safety tips, and demonstrates how to score each test item.

The Senior Fitness Test is the answer to the need for a simple, easy-to-use battery of tests to assess the functional fitness of older adults. The test is safe and enjoyable for older adults, it meets scientific standards for reliability and validity, and it has accompanying performance norms based on actual performance scores of over 7,000 men and women between the ages of 60 and 94.

The Senior Fitness Test DVD underscores the importance of measuring the functional fitness of older adults and identifying people who are at risk for loss of functional mobility. Use this DVD to train peer mentors in order to expedite group testing.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780736065399
  • Publisher: Human Kinetics Publishers
  • Publication date: 2/23/2006
  • Format: DVD - NTSC
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Product dimensions: 5.60 (w) x 4.90 (h) x 0.40 (d)

Meet the Author

This product was authored by Human Kinetics based on the contributions of:

Roberta E. Rikli, PhD, is professor and chair of the division of kinesiology and health promotion at California State University in Fullerton and is cofounder of the LifeSpan Wellness Program at Fullerton.

For the past 20 years, Dr. Rikli has done extensive work in physical performance assessment, with a particular focus on senior fitness. She has published numerous scientific papers on her work and has made over 100 presentations at conferences and workshops in the United States, Germany, France, Finland, China, and Japan. She serves on the editorial boards of three scientific journals and is a regular reviewer for several others.

She holds professional memberships in numerous organizations including the International Society for Aging and Physical Activity; the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD); the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM); and the American Academy for Kinesiology and Physical Education.

Dr. Rikli lives in Orange, California, and enjoys hiking and playing tennis and golf.

C. Jessie Jones , PhD, is a professor of the division of kinesiology and health promotion at California State University in Fullerton and is codirector of the Center for Successful Aging at Fullerton.

Dr. Jones is internationally known for her research, program design, curriculum development, and instructor training in the field of exercise science and aging. She has taught senior fitness classes and conducted training workshops for senior fitness instructors for over 15 years. Her work has been covered in numerous publications and presented at conferences worldwide.

Her professional memberships include the Gerontological Society of America; the California Council for Gerontology and Geriatrics; the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education; Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD); and the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM).

Dr. Jones also lives in Orange, California, where she enjoys hiking, playing golf, and dancing.

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