Fitness Literacy

  • 4 January 2021
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Fitness Literacy is a collection of 12 cognitive-domain assignments that serve as an excellent introduction to the world of fitness and training. Students need not possess any prior knowledge or experience.


Download Teacher's Guide & Assessment Answer Key Here



  • 12 Total Assignments
  • 3 Sections of 4 Lessons/Assignments
  • Each Assignment takes roughtly 15-30 minutes


Lesson Format

Each lesson includes a written article, a summary video, and the accompanying assessment questions.

Our 12 assignments are broken out into 3 distinct sections, from an introduction to the mental & physical effects of fitness, down to the mechanics of foundational human movement. 


Why Fitness?

1. The Power of Physical Activity: Mental & Physical Benefits

2. Movement & Exercise


Fitness Concepts

3. Capacity (Aerobic & Anaerobic)

4. Strength & Strength Endurance

5. Stability & The Core

6. Mobility vs Flexibility

7. Training Terminology


Foundational Movements

8. The Squat

9. The Hinge

10. The Lunge

11. The Press

12. The Pull



Everyone! Grades 6-12. Anyone looking to get into fitness should begin with this fundamental program. 



No formal requisites, open to all students!



Students need internet access to view assignment content via PLT4M account.



Supplemental questions at the end of each chapter can be used to demonstrate knowledge of concepts.


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Where can I find the lessons?

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Hi @conniecarson - this program can be found in your PLT4M account right on the Programs tab. My screenshot below displays where you can find it. 

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I use PLT4M’s Fitness Literacy program for my High School Level 1 Physical Education program at Mt. Abraham Union High School.  This is a grades 9-12 class, but is mostly 9th grade students and serves as our entry level high school PE class that is required for graduation and prerequisite for all our other PE course offerings.  I found the lessons in the Fitness Literacy program were just right in scope and sequence and integrated well within the framework we had already established for the class.  The overview of foundational fitness concepts and foundational movement patterns are exactly what I want for our entry level high school PE course.  To implement, I use google classroom and created assignments in google forms with the article and video embedded into the form for each lesson with questions to check for understanding that I adapted from the questions provided in the PLT4M curriculum resources.  I set up the questions mostly as MC or checklists, to autograde and automatically import to google classroom to make the workflow easier for teachers and make a faster feedback loop.  The score data from the google forms enables me to see very well how well my students understood the content so I adjust future instruction and assessments accordingly.  I generally assigned about 1 lesson per week from the Fitness Literacy Program, which we did during class time and we’d generally complete in about 10-15 minutes at the start of class prior to beginning warm ups.  Our classes are 70 minutes long so we still had plenty of time for a good amount of physical activity and I feel the time spent on the cognitive material is well worth it and adds great value to our program.  Students now leave my Level 1 course with a much better foundation of fitness knowledge.  I now see this as a core part of my PE program.  


I also use the “Fitness Anywhere” program similarly with google classroom during periods of fully remote learning.  In this day and age of COVID it’s important for us to be able to pivot quickly from teaching and learning in in-person, hybrid, and fully remote models.  Using PLT4M’s program resources in conjunction with google classroom is a great support for doing that as they work in all those instructional delivery models.  I also use some of the content from the “Introduction to Nutrition” programs in my High School Level 2 PE courses (grades 10-12, Level 1 is prerequisite).  And I also teach a fully online physical education course through Google Classroom called “Beyond the Gym” that utilizes many of PLT4M’s curricular resources, including “Fitness Literacy”, “Fitness Anywhere”, “Yoga”, “Mastering Mobility”, and others.  I also find that PLT4m has done a great job with updates keeping things current and coming out with new programs for PE that just keep getting better.  Their professional learning webinars for PE teachers have also been great. 


Thank you PLT4M! 

We used the fitness literacy in conjunction with the FIT 101 program to introduce fitness components to our students. These two programs along with the Nutrition Playbook are what we used to set goals and student outcomes for the second semester. We will be using the FIT Anywhere program next semester to plan our workouts and progression in helping students achieve their self-generated goals.