EUROFIT TEST BATTERY AS A METHODOLOGICAL BASIS IN ESTBLISHING UNIFIED STANDARDS IN THE FIELD OF PHYSICAL EDUCATION AND SPORTS
ABSTRACT -The article makes a systematic description of research related to the physical fitness of students in Bulgaria mainly, focusing on the scope of surveyed factors. On the basis of analyzing the empirical data a conclusion is drawn that the lack of systematic research and unified standards makes it hard to do a correct comparative analysis of the main factors determining the physical fitness of students.
This calls for a future introduction of a unified system, such as Eurofit, already tested and applied in many member states of the European Union. The general instructions of its application are outlined. The eight tests comprising the system as well as the sequence of their application are described.
A conclusion is drawn that Eurofit can be used as a methodological basis in establishing unified standards in the field of physical education and sports.
Keywords: Eurofit test battery, standards in the field of physical education and sports, unification of factors of physical fitness, sports methodology, assessing physical activity of students