15 - Sports

2011 Compendium categories in blue are activities with MET values supported in published literature.
2011 Compendium categories in red are estimated MET values.

*References can be downloaded from the references page.


1993 Compendium 2000 Compendium 2011 Compendium Sports
Codes METs Codes METs Codes METs Description
        15000
5.5
Alaska Native Games, Eskimo Olympics, general
15010 3.5 15010 3.5 15010 4.3 archery, non-hunting
15020 7.0 15020 7.0 15020 7.0 badminton, competitive (Taylor Code 450)
15030 4.5 15030 4.5 15030 5.5 badminton, social singles and doubles, general
15040 8.0 15040 8.0 15040 8.0 basketball, game (Taylor Code 490)
15050 6.0 15050 6.0 15050 6.0 basketball, non-game, general (Taylor Code 480)
        15055
6.5
basketball, general
15060 7.0 15060 7.0 15060 7.0 basketball, officiating (Taylor Code 500)
15070 4.5 15070 4.5 15070 4.5 basketball, shooting baskets
        15072
9.3
basketball, drills, practice
15075 6.5 15075 6.5 15075 7.8 basketball, wheelchair
15080 2.5 15080 2.5 15080 2.5 billiards
15090 3.0 15090 3.0 15090 3.0 bowling (Taylor Code 390)
        15092
3.8
bowling, indoor, bowling alley
15100 12.0 15100 12.0 15100 12.8 boxing, in ring, general
15110 6.0 15110 6.0 15110 5.5 boxing, punching bag
15120 9.0 15120 9.0 15120 7.8 boxing, sparring
15130 7.0 15130 7.0 15130 7.0 broomball
15135 5.0 15135 5.0 15135 5.8 children’s games, adults playing (e.g., hopscotch, 4-square, dodge ball, playground apparatus, t-ball, tetherball, marbles, jacks, arcade games), moderate effort
        15138
6.0
cheerleading, gymnastic moves, competitive
15140 4.0 15140 4.0 15140 4.0 coaching, football, soccer, basketball, baseball, swimming, etc.
        15142
8.0
coaching, actively playing sport with players
15150 5.0 15150 5.0 15150 4.8 cricket, batting, bowling, fielding
15160 2.5 15160 2.5 15160 3.3 croquet
15170 4.0 15170 4.0 15170 4.0 curling
15180 2.5 15180 2.5 15180 2.5 darts, wall or lawn
15190 6.0 15190 6.0 15190 6.0 drag racing, pushing or driving a car
        15192
8.5
auto racing, open wheel
15200 6.0 15200 6.0 15200 6.0 fencing
15210 9.0 15210 9.0 15210 8.0 football, competitive
15230 8.0 15230 8.0 15230 8.0 football, touch, flag, general (Taylor Code 510)
        15232
4.0
football, touch, flag, light effort
15235 2.5 15235 2.5 15235 2.5 football or baseball, playing catch
15240 3.0 15240 3.0 15240 3.0 frisbee playing, general
15250 3.5 15250 8.0 15250 8.0 frisbee, ultimate
15255 4.5 15255 4.5 15255 4.8 golf, general
15260 5.5



golf, carrying clubs (Retired code)


15265 4.5 15265 4.3 golf, walking, carrying clubs
15270 3.0 15270 3.0 15270 3.0 golf, miniature, driving range
15280 5.0



golf, pulling clubs
(Retired code)


15285 4.3 15285 5.3 golf, walking, pulling clubs
15290 3.5 15290 3.5 15290 3.5 golf, using power cart (Taylor Code 070)
15300 4.0 15300 4.0 15300 3.8
gymnastics, general
15310 4.0 15310 4.0 15310 4.0 hacky sack
15320 12.0 15320 12.0 15320 12.0 handball, general (Taylor Code 520)
15330 8.0 15330 8.0 15330 8.0 handball, team
        15335
4.0
high ropes course, multiple elements
15340 3.5 15340 3.5 15340 3.5 hang gliding
15350 8.0 15350 8.0 15350 7.8 hockey, field
15360 8.0 15360 8.0 15360 8.0 hockey, ice, general
        15362
10.0
hockey, ice, competitive
15370 4.0 15370 4.0 15370 5.5 horseback riding, general
         15375 4.3
horse chores, feeding, watering, cleaning stalls, implied walking and lifting loads
15380 3.5 15380 3.5 15380 4.5 saddling, cleaning, grooming, harnessing and unharnessing horse
15390 6.5 15390 6.5 15390 5.8 horseback riding, trotting
        15395
7.3
horseback riding, canter or gallop
15400 2.5 15400 2.5 15400 3.8 horseback riding,walking
        15402
9.0
horseback riding, jumping
        15408
1.8
horse cart, driving, standing or sitting
15410 3.0 15410 3.0 15410 3.0 horseshoe pitching, quoits
15420 12.0 15420 12.0 15420 12.0 jai alai
        15425
5.3
martial arts, different types, slower pace, novice performers, practice
15430 10.0 15430 10.0 15430 10.3 martial arts, different types, moderate pace (e.g., judo, jujitsu, karate, kick boxing, tae kwan do, tai-bo, Muay Thai boxing)
15440 4.0 15440 4.0 15440 4.0 juggling
15450 7.0 15450 7.0 15450 7.0 kickball
15460 8.0 15460 8.0 15460 8.0 lacrosse
         15465 3.3
lawn bowling, bocce ball, outdoor
15470 4.0 15470 4.0 15470 4.0 moto-cross, off-road motor sports, all-terrain vehicle, general
15480 9.0 15480 9.0 15480 9.0 orienteering
15490 10.0 15490 10.0 15490 10.0 paddleball, competitive
15500 6.0 15500 6.0 15500 6.0 paddleball, casual, general (Taylor Code 460)
15510 8.0 15510 8.0 15510 8.0 polo, on horseback
15520 10.0 15520 10.0 15520 10.0 racquetball, competitive
15530 7.0 15530 7.0 15530 7.0 racquetball, general (Taylor Code 470)
        15533
8.0
rock or mountain climbing (Taylor Code 470)
(Formerly code = 17120)
15535 11.0 15535 11.0 15535 7.5 rock climbing, ascending rock, high difficulty
        15537
5.8
rock climbing, ascending or traversing rock, low-to-moderate difficulty
15540 8.0 15540 8.0 15540 5.0 rock climbing, rappelling
        15542
4.0
rodeo sports, general, light effort
        15544
5.5
rodeo sports, general, moderate effort
        15546
7.0
rodeo sports, general, vigorous effort
15550 12.0 15550 12.0 15550 12.3 rope jumping, fast pace, 120-160 skips/min
15551 10.0 15551 10.0 15551 11.8 rope jumping, moderate pace, 100-120 skips/min, general,  2 foot skip, plain bounce
15552 8.0 15552 8.0 15552 8.8 rope jumping, slow pace, < 100 skips/min, 2 foot skip, rhythm bounce
15560 10.0 15560 10.0 15560 8.3 rugby, union, team, competitive
        15562
6.3
rugby, touch, non-competitive
15570 3.0 15570 3.0 15570 3.0 shuffleboard
15580 5.0 15580 5.0 15580 5.0 skateboarding, general, moderate effort
        15582
6.0
skateboarding, competitive, vigorous effort
15590 7.0 15590 7.0 15590 7.0 skating, roller (Taylor Code 360)


15591 12.0 15591 7.5 rollerblading, in-line skating, 14.4 km/h (9.0 mph), recreational pace
        15592
9.8
rollerblading, in-line skating, 17.7 km/h (11.0 mph), moderate pace, exercise training
        15593
12.3
rollerblading, in-line skating, 21.0 to 21.7 km/h (13.0 to 13.6 mph), fast pace, exercise training
        15594
14.0
rollerblading, in-line skating, 24.0 km/h (15.0 mph), maximal effort
15600 3.5 15600 3.5 15600 3.5 skydiving, base jumping, bungee jumping
15605 10.0 15605 10.0 15605 10.0 soccer, competitive
15610 7.0 15610 7.0 15610 7.0 soccer, casual, general (Taylor Code 540)
15620 5.0 15620 5.0 15620 5.0 softball or baseball, fast or slow pitch, general (Taylor Code 440)
        15625
4.0
softball, practice
15630 4.0 15630 4.0 15630 4.0 softball, officiating
15640 6.0 15640 6.0 15640 6.0 softball,pitching
         15645 3.3
sports spectator, very excited, emotional, physically moving 
15650 12.0 15650 12.0 15650 12.0 squash (Taylor Code 530)
        15652
7.3
squash, general
15660 4.0 15660 4.0 15660 4.0 table tennis, ping pong (Taylor Code 410)
15670 4.0 15670 4.0 15670 3.0 tai chi, qi gong, general
        15672
1.5
tai chi, qi gong, sitting, light effort
15675 7.0 15675 7.0 15675 7.3 tennis, general
15680 6.0 15680 6.0 15680 6.0 tennis, doubles (Taylor Code 430)


15685 5.0 15685 4.5 tennis, doubles
15690 8.0 15690 8.0 15690 8.0 tennis, singles (Taylor Code 420)
        15695
5.0
tennis, hitting balls, non-game play, moderate effort
15700 3.5 15700 3.5 15700 3.5 trampoline, recreational
        15702
4.5
trampoline, competitive
15710 4.0 15710 4.0 15710 4.0 volleyball (Taylor Code 400)


15711 8.0 15711 6.0 volleyball, competitive, in gymnasium
15720 3.0 15720 3.0 15720 3.0 volleyball, non-competitive, 6 - 9 member team, general
15725 8.0 15725 8.0 15725 8.0 volleyball, beach, in sand
15730 6.0 15730 6.0 15730 6.0 wrestling (one match = 5 minutes)
15731 7.0 15731 7.0 15731 7.0 wallyball, general


15732 4.0 15732 4.0 track and field (e.g., shot, discus, hammer throw)


15733 6.0 15733 6.0 track and field (e.g., high jump, long jump, triple jump, javelin, pole vault)


15734 10.0 15734 10.0 track and field (e.g., steeplechase, hurdles)