Physique and Physical Fitness of Students in the Hiroshima Institute of Technology -From An Examination of Nineteen-Year Longitudinal Data-
The purpose of this investigation is to grasp correctly the physique and physical fitness status of new students in the Hiroshima Institute of Technology，to direct them efficiently to increase their physical fitness，and also give them self-control over their physical condition. The physique tests (2 items) and sports tests (8 items) were tested in freshmen of the Hiroshima Institute of Technology in the period 1982-2000. The results are as follows: 1) The subjects of health and physical education were designated as “Exercise in Sports in the period 1982-1993” and “Exercise in Lifelong Sports in the period 1994-2000” among the theme-oriented subjects. 2) Measures of freshmen tend to be superior to the physique and physical fitness standards of 18 year-old Japanese people in physique and power，but are inferior in other functions and motor-performance. 3) Freshmen of this college in 1994-2000 were clearly inferior to freshmen in 1982-1993 in physical fitness level.