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"International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health"

2015, Vol. 1, Issue 6, Part B

Relationship between Health-related Fitness Knowledge and Physical Fitness


Author(s): Rick C Ferkel, David F Stodden, Lawrence W Judge, Kent Griffin, Doug Hamman

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between health-related fitness knowledge (HRFK), physical fitness (PF), and physical activity (PA) in a college-aged adult population. Participants included 191 (79 females, 112 males) college students from the southwestern United States. Health-related fitness knowledge was examined using the FitSmart Test, physical fitness was measured by seven fitness measurements that were normalized and combined as one factor, and self-report PA was assessed via the Leisure Time Exercise Questionnaire (LTEQ). Results indicated a significant relationship between health-related fitness knowledge and the physical fitness factor, Δ R2 = .018, p = .037; and health-related fitness knowledge and fitness without body composition factor (FNBC), Δ R2 = .031, p = .009. In conclusion, health-related fitness knowledge is associated with physical fitness levels in college-aged students. These findings point to the potential impact of health-related fitness knowledge as a supplementary predictor of health-related fitness.

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How to cite this article:
Rick C Ferkel, David F Stodden, Lawrence W Judge, Kent Griffin, Doug Hamman. Relationship between Health-related Fitness Knowledge and Physical Fitness. International Journal of Physical Education, Sports and Health. 2015; 1(6): 76-82.
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