Scheduling your Fitness Test
You must schedule your fitness test through MacEwan University's Sport and Wellness. Testing is done on a first come, first served basis. We encourage you to take your test as early as possible. However, please make your arrangements after you have received an email from the admissions office with your student ID number.
Cancellations and appointment changes must be made at least 24 hours in advance, otherwise you will be charged for the session.
If you live in Edmonton and area (within 100km) you must take the test at MacEwan University City Centre Campus:
Sport and Wellness
8-121, Christenson Family Centre for Sport and Wellness
10800 – 105 Avenue
If you live outside Edmonton and area (further than 100km) you will need to find a facility near you to take the fitness test, one with the appropriate equipment and CSEP-certified staff. Before you book your fitness test at another facility, please contact Terra Giggey at MacEwan University Sport and Wellness for the required paperwork:
Terra Giggey, Fitness Supervisor
Sport and Wellness
Complete the Get Active Questionnaire over the phone with an employee from the MacEwan University Sport and Wellness Fitness Area.
Be sure to complete the “Police and Investigations Program, Police Studies Major Informed Consent” form and the “Police and Investigations Program, Police Studies Major Waiver” form and bring them with you to your evaluation.
Please bring the forms and the "Physical Fitness Test Results" sheet with you to the fitness test appointment. This is the official form that will be forwarded to the Police and Investigations Program, Police Studies Major.
If you are under the age of 18 you must have a parent or guardian sign your forms. If you fail to bring these forms with you we cannot complete the fitness test.
Please follow the guidelines below to ensure you receive the best score possible.
Alcohol 6 hours before the fitness test
Vigorous exercise 6 hours before
Caffeine (coffee, tea, cola, etc.) 2 hours before
Smoking 2 hours before
Eating a meal 2 hours before
How to dress
Shorts, a T-shirt and clean running shoes should be worn. Please be changed and ready at least 10 minutes before your evaluation time. Shower facilities are available.
Fitness components tested:
Height and weight
Grip Strength (kg)
Aerobic Fitness: Modified Astrand Bicycle test (8-12 minutes)
Flexibility: Trunk forward flexion (sit and reach test)
Muscular Strength and Endurance: Push-ups and curl-ups