Physical Literacy Research

Thank you for your interest in our work. Please be aware the following Physical Literacy Instruments are still in development. We are currently in the beginning stages of our fall data collection and will continue to refine and validate the instruments as we progress. If you have any questions or would like to discuss these instruments, please contact Dr. Trevor Bopp at

Fundamental Skill Assessment


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   *Adapted from the Canadian Sport 4 Life PLAY Fun Physical Literacy Workbook and SHAPE America’s Updated Standard Assessment 1 for PE Metrics.






Fundamental Movements Assessment*


Confidence Assessment**


Motivation and Self Esteem Assessment***










**Adapted from the McGrane, B., Belton, S., Powell, D., Woods, C. B., & Issartel, J. (2015). Physical self-confidence levels of adolescents: Scale reliability and validity. Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport, 19(7), 563-567.

***Adapted from Pelletier, L. G., Rocchi, M. A., Vallerand, R. J., Deci, E. L., & Ryan, R. M. (2013). Validation of the revised sport motivation scale (SMS-II). Psychology of Sport and Exercise, 14(3), 329-341.

***Adapted from Hu, L., McAuley, E., & Elavsky, S. (2005). Does the Physical Self-Efficacy Scale Assess Self-Efficacy or Self-Esteem?. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 27(2).