Foundations in physical activity and exercise sample questions

An 80% minimum passing grade is required to pass all Fitness Alberta exams. Access sample questions to help you prepare for your group leadership foundations in physical activity and exercise exam.

Sample Fitness Alberta Foundations' exam questions

The primary group of muscles responsible for flexion of the elbow are:

  1. Triceps
  2. Pectoralis major
  3. Biceps brachii
  4. Deltoids

What are the muscles of the quadricep group?

  1. Rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, Sartorius
  2. Biceps femoris, semitendinosus, semimembranosus, illiposoas
  3. Rectus femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus medialis, vastus intermedius
  4. Biceps femoris, vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius, illiposoas

During exercise the use of stored body fat as fuel depends on:

  1. Intensity, duration & fitness level
  2. Duration, frequency & fitness level
  3. Fitness level, body fat & intensity
  4. Body fat, duration & frequency

The tibialis anterior is responsible for what action?

  1. Rotation
  2. Dorsiflexion
  3. Extension
  4. Plantar flexion

Which of the following is NOT the group exercise fitness leader’s responsibility:

  1. Oversee all class activity
  2. Provide personalized prescriptions for weight training
  3. Be alert to participants working at intensities beyond their capacity
  4. Be able to respond to emergency situations in a prompt and competent manner

What is the least appropriate activity for the cardiovascular component of a class:

  1. Stationary rhythmic exercises
  2. Isolation of a large muscle group such as abdominals
  3. Brisk walking
  4. Choreography dancing

Which of the following is NOT considered a major health-related component of physical fitness?

  1. Muscular strength
  2. Muscular endurance
  3. Speed
  4. Flexibility

The hamstring muscle group is a:

  1. Extends the knee, involving one joint
  2. Extends the hip involving one joint
  3. Extends the hip and extends the knee involving two joints
  4. Extends the hip and flexes the knee involving two joints

All of the following may contribute to low back pain EXCEPT:

  1. Weak rectus femoris
  2. Weak rectus abdominus
  3. Inflexible hamstrings
  4. Over developed iliopsoas

Stretching a muscle quickly and/or forcefully results in:

  1.  Atrophy of the muscle
  2. Herniation of the muscle
  3. Reflex relaxation of the muscle
  4. Reflex contraction of the muscle

What system in the body is responsible for bringing oxygen from the external environment to the individual cells?

  1. Cardiac system
  2. Respiratory system
  3. Vascular system
  4. Cardiovascular-respiratory system

What action occurs when the angle of a joint decreases?

  1. Extension
  2. Flexion
  3. Retraction
  4. Rotation


Answers: 1 (3), 2 (3), 3 (1), 4 (2), 5 (2), 6 (2), 7 (3), 8 (4), 9 (1), 10 (4), 11 (4), 12 (2)