Each year, California public schools use the FITNESSGRAM® for their Physical Fitness Test (PFT).  Grades five, seven, and nine are expected to participate. The main goal of the test is to help students reinforce or learn about life-long healthy activity habits. The test assesses the following five fitness areas: 

  • aerobic capacity
  • abdominal strength and endurance
  • trunk extensor strength and flexibility
  • upper body strength and endurance 
  • flexibility

PFT Information
PFT Form 2022-2023


PFT Modules, Videos, and Training

PACER Video [6:00 minutes]
One-Mile Run Video [4:08 minutes]
Walk Test Video [3:47 minutes]
Skinfold Measurements Video [3:52 minutes]
Body Mass Index Video [3:01 minutes]
Bioelectric Impedance Analyzer Video [3:42 minutes]
Curl-Up Video [4:54 minutes]
Trunk Lift Video [3:37 minutes]
Push-Up Video [3:29 minutes]
Modified Pull-Up Video [3:14 minutes]
Flexed-Arm Hang Video [3:20 minutes]
Back-Saver Sit and Reach Video [4:40 minutes]
Shoulder Stretch Video [3:27 minutes]