Fitness profile of CIT University freshmen students
Jean Marie D. Cando
The purpose of the study was to create a fitness profile using tests that cover health-related fitness components to 1st Year CIT students enrolled in PE 101 (Foundation of Physical Fitness) during the 2nd Semester 2008-2009 as well as to see fitness’ differences or similarities between sexes. Age, height and weight measurements were taken alongside results from five health-related fitness component tests: One Mile Walk Test (Cardiorespiratory Endurance), Push-Up and Curl-Up (Muscular Strength and Muscular Endurance), Sit and Reach Wall Test (Flexibility), and Body Mass Index (BMI) (Body Composition). A total of 129 Service PE students participated with a mean age of 18.17. Forty-nine students were female with a mean age of 17.98 while 80 were male students with a mean age of 18.29. Combined mean weight for all subjects was 53.10 kg, but the mean weight for the females was lesser at 48.9 kg and higher for the males at 55.8 kg. The same holds true for the height of the subjects where the combined mean height is 1.59 meters, where the mean height for the females is shorter at 1.51 meters, while the males had a taller mean height of 1.65 meters. For fitness test scores, apparent results were seen in tests such as the Push-Up and Curl-Up Tests where males performed at higher repetitions compared to females. For the flexibility test, both sexes performed almost getting the same result. BMI and results for the One Mile Walk Test were also within the acceptable range or level for both sexes. Since the study is basically profiling in nature, only the means were taken and were presented using tables and a figure.