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PONS - medicinski časopis
2012, vol. 9, iss. 4, pp. 158-164
article language: Serbian
document type: Review Paper
doi:10.5937/pons1204158D


Eurofit test battery for the assessment of physical abilities and health fitness in children
aVisoka škola strukovnih studija za vaspitače - Šabac, Šabac
bOsnovna škola '13. oktobar', Ćuprija
cZavod za javno zdravlje Ćuprija 'Pomoravlje' u Ćupriji, Ćuprija

e-mail: d.drljacic@gmail.com

Abstract

The modern way of life has led to the fact that hypokinesia and obesity are not just a problem of adults but also the growing number of children. In the prevention and elimination of the problem focused physical activity, which is carried out within the framework of physical education plays an important role. To be able to assess the physical and health fitness of children, there is a need for their testing and the establishment of reference parameters. For this purpose, in Europe, is set aside Eurofit test battery (EUROFIT), consisting of simple and inexpensive tests that can be run in regular physical education classes or additional training, as well as medical centers. Besides their role in assessing the effectiveness of the curriculum of physical education, a modified version of EUROFIT can be used to monitor the physical and psychological status of children with disabilities, including children with mental disabilities. Eurofit test battery has its own place in areas related to analytics and diagnostics in training (identification and selection of talent, training control). Although primarily designed for testing children aged 6 to 18 years, can be successfully applied in older age groups.

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