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HRFT College Females 1 Running head: HRFT COLLEGE FEMALES Health Related Fitness Testing in College Females Heather Hopkins Kinesiology 3502 Fall 2011 Section 5 Louisiana State University My population is college females with the age range of 18-24. The females have to be in good health meaning that they cannot have any major health problems that could be affected by physical activity. The participants also cannot be smokers or be pregnant at the time of the test. The participants may have to complete walking, running, or muscular fitness tests. The participants with certain disabilities such as blindness, loss of limb function or cognitive disabilities may not be able to participate in these tests and activities. The college females have to have time to do these activities and tests and be able to complete them fully and as accurately as possible. These tests and activities will indicate the effects of physical activity on college females.
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HRFT College Females 2 The pre-assessment screening is a test or questionnaire given to all participants before they complete the tests and activities. This is to check the participants’ health background to make sure that they are healthy enough to participate. The researchers do not want the participant to get hurt during these tests and activities, so giving as much health information as possible, will help prevent injuries during the test. There are some major and questionnaires that are being used today by many researchers such as the PARQ (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) and health-related fitness form (Humphrey, 2003). All the questions on the PARQ (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) have to be answered with no because if the participant checks yes to a certain health-related question, they are not allowed to take part in the tests and activities. This is because if they take part in the test and they have a problem because of the certain health issue that they checked off; it could be dangerous or even deadly. All the participants in my test answered no to all the PARQ (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) questions (Humphrey, 2003). The participant will have to fill out and complete a health related physical fitness assessment so that the tests givers know what type of physical activity or lifestyle habits the participant consumes. This is another aid in choosing the right tests and activities to allow the participant to take part in the test safety. The participants in my study had normal physical activity routines such as running or working out at least one time a week. The life style section also had the usual answers of college females such as having one soda a day and if any alcohol, a little amount. One of the participants checked off smoking and so that person could no long participate in this test. Another participant had written that they had mild asthma, which will be monitored closely throughout the tests and activities. The participant, in most cases, is given consent forms to let them know the purpose of
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This note was uploaded on 11/21/2011 for the course KINES 3502 taught by Professor Baker during the Fall '11 term at LSU.

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Kines 3502 term paper - HRFT College Females 1 Running...

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