A history of the development and changes of ORU’s field test over the last 50 years is presented followed by previously unpublished percentile values for N=14,076 recent prepandemic (2017–2019) field-test times for the distances for 1-mile, 1.5-mile, and 2-mile field tests for college students aged 18.9 years (N=2,198; 58.3% female), 19.1 years (N=1,574; 58.0% female), and 20.5 years (N=10,304; 57.3% female) respectively. The aim of this study is to establish an updated set of standard field test times that can serve as a valuable benchmark for assessing the cardio-vascular fitness levels of college students.
Conte, Lora; Domeck, Anthony; Farmer, Todd; Huber, Fritz G.; Hudgens, Eric D.; Jost, Scarlet R.; Lang, Andrew S.I.D.; Mankin, Nancy V.; Shannon, Terry V.; Smith, Glenn E.; and Watson, Angela L.
"They Shall Run and Not Be Weary, and They Shall Walk and Not Faint: 50 Years of the ORU Field Test,"
Journal of the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning for Christians in Higher Education: Vol. 13
, Article 6.