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Arnold School of Public Health


The SC FitnessGram project involves a collaboration between CPARG, the SC Department of Health and Environmental Control, the SC Department of Education, and the Blue Cross Blue Shield of SC Foundation.  CPARG’s role is to analyze data collected by public school personnel and provided to CPARG by the SC Department of Education.  CPARG produces an annual summary of the statewide data and works with the SC FitnessGram data to conduct research studies.  Annual reports and research products are available at the following links.


2021-2022 school year[pdf]

2020-2021 school year[pdf]

2019-2020 school year[pdf]

2018-2019 school year[pdf]

2017-2018 school year[pdf]

2016-2017 school year[pdf]

2015-2016 school year[pdf]


Clennin MN, Shull ER, Dowda M, Pate RR. Longitudinal Associations of Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Poverty with Academic Performance Among Youth. J Sch Health. 2023 Feb;93(2):115-122. doi: 10.1111/josh.13251. [pdf]

Clennin MN, Dowda M, Sui X, Pate RR. Area-level Socioeconomic Environment and Cardiorespiratory Fitness in Youth. Med Sci Sports Exerc. 2019 Dec;51(12):2474-2481. doi: 10.1249/MSS.0000000000002066. PMID: 31730564.  [pdf]

Pate R.R., Clennin M, Shull, E.R., Reed JA. and Dowda M. (2020), Poverty Status Moderates the Relationship between Cardiorespiratory Fitness and Academic Achievement. J School Health, 90: 630-640. [pdf] 


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