ATTENDEES
 

2018 Measurement and Evaluation Symposium

Youth Fitness Assessment in 21st Century:
Issues, Challenges & Future Directions

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018
8:00 A.M. - 6:00 P.M.

Location: Convention Center - Ballroom C1

Ticket Price
$30 for attendees, $0 for presenters - Register here!

Agenda (Subject to Change)

Abstract posters will be displayed all day - Full List of Posters

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Section 1: Welcome/Opening Address

8:00 – 8:30

Presider: Elizabeth Mullin, Springfield College, USA

8:00 – 8:05
Welcome
Elizabeth Mullin, Springfield College, USA

8:05 – 8:30
Opening Address
Jeremy Lyon, The Cooper Institute, USA

Section II: Youth Fitness Assessment around World (I)

8:30 --9:30

Presider: Haichun Sun, University of South Florida, USA

8:30 – 8:50
Youth fitness assessment in Chile
Antonio Garcia Hermoso, University of Santiago, Chile

8:50 – 9:10
Youth fitness assessment in China
Yiming Zhang, Beijing University of Sport, China

9:10 – 9:30
Introducing of the Hungarian National Student Fitness Test
Csányi Tamás, Hungarian School Sport Federation, Hungary

Break

9:30 – 10:00
Coffee and Tea Break

 

Section III: Youth Fitness Assessment around World (II)

10:00 – 11:00

Presider: Yuanlong Liu, Western Michigan University, USA

10:00 – 10:20
Youth fitness assessment in Iran
Masoumeh Helalizadeh, Sport Medicine Research Center Sport Sciences Research Institute, Iran

10:20 – 10:40
Youth fitness assessment in Japan
Koya Suzuki, Juntendo University, Japan

10:40 – 11:00
Youth fitness assessment in South Korea
Jae-Hyeon Park, Korea National Sport University, South Korea

Section IV: Youth Fitness Assessment around World (III)

11:00 – 11:30

Presider: Hongwei Guan, Ithaca College, USA

International Perspectives on Youth Fitness –Standardization

This presentation will summarize current status of youth fitness assessment on the international level and describe potential for standardization and more flexible global comparisons.

Speakers: Weimo Zhu, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Lunch Break

11:30 – 1:00
Lunch Break (On Your Own)/Poster Presentation

 

Section V: Health Related Fitness – Test, Components, & Special Populations

1:00 – 3:05

Presider: Hai Yan, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

1:00 – 1:25
FitnessGram®: Past, Present and Future

This presentation will review historical development, current status and challenges and future directions of FitnessGram®, a health-related assessment and education program.

Speakers: Gregory Welk, Iowa State University, USA

1:25 – 1:50
Aerobic Fitness Assessment – Methods and Assessment Challenges

This presentation will summarize issues and insights related to the assessment of aerobic capacity. The presentation will cover advantages and disadvantages of different tests and different prediction equations as well the implications of different ways to express aerobic capacity and considerations with inclusion / exclusion of BMI.

Speakers: Matthew Mahar, San Diego State University, USA

1:50 – 2:15
Body Composition Assessment – Methods and Assessment Challenges

This presentation will summarize issues and insights related to the assessment of body composition. The presentation will cover considerations with use of current growth curves, limitations and considerations for current BMI standards as well as assessment considerations for evaluating changes in BMI over time in longitudinal analyses.

Speakers: Scott Going, University of Arizona, USA

2:15 – 2:40
Musculoskeletal Fitness Assessment – Methods and Assessment Challenges

This presentation will summarize issues and limitations with current musculoskeletal assessments as well as considerations for setting up new standards for handgrip and long-jump / vertical jump to assess power.

Speakers: Sharon Plowman, University of Northern Illinois, USA – Emeritus

2:40 – 3:05
Fitness Assessment for Youth with Disabilities

This presentation will summarize issues and insights related to the assessment of children and youth with disabilities.

Authors: Houston-Wilson, Cathy, Winnick, Joseph P, Short, Francis X, College at Brockport, SUNY, USA

Presented by Zezhao Chen, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA

Break

3:05 – 3:25
Coffee break/Poster Presentation

 

Section VI: Many Facets of Youth Fitness Assessment

3:25 – 5:05

Presider: Tiago Barreira, Syracuse University, USA

3:25 – 3:50
Youth Fitness Surveillance – Considerations for School, District and State Level Tracking

This presentation will describe unique challenges and considerations involved in monitoring and tracking fitness for surveillance and program evaluation. The presentation will focus on insights gained from evaluations of longitudinal data from ongoing state and national fitness evaluations

Speakers: Yang Bai, University of Vermont, USA

3:50 – 4:15
Teacher Perspectives on Youth Fitness Assessment

This presentation will address school/teacher perspective on youth fitness assessment.

Speaker: Georgi Roberts, Fort Worth I.S.D., USA and Dolly Lambdin, University of Texas, Austin, USA

4:15 – 4:40
Physical Fitness vs. Physical Activity: Which should be the first and

This presentation will address the relationship between youth physical fitness and physical activity, propose the new integrated way to assess and promote physical fitness and activity simultaneously, and how technology can assist the integration.

Speakers: Minsoo Kang, University of Mississippi, USA

4:40 – 5:05
Physical Literacy: New Direction of Youth Fitness

This presentation will introduce the latest development in physical literacy and its possible impact on youth fitness assessment.

Speakers: Mark Tremblay, Healthy Active Living and Obesity Research, Canada

Section VII: Closing Thoughts/Future Directions

5:05 – 5:30

Presider: Tracey Matthews, Springfield College

Closing Thoughts/Future Directions

 

This presentation will summarize challenges and opportunities for measurement researchers interested in youth fitness assessment.

Speakers: Jim Morrow, University of North Texas, USA – Emeritus

   

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