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This page contains the 2011 Compendium of Physical Activities tables of new and modified codes, along with the 2000 and 1993 Compendia references.

The 2011 Compendium table is available as a .xls (Excel) file upon request using the 'contact us' page.


Foreign language translations are available below. 

For information about translating (and back translating) please refer to the methods described for the International Physical Activity Questionnaire (IPAQ) here: https://sites.google.com/site/theipaq/cultural-adaptation 


Translations completed by - 

French Version: Anne Vuillemin (anne.vuillemin@univ-lorraine.fr), Lorraine University, EA 4360 Apemac, Faculty of Sport

Italian VersionPasquale Di Gioia (ofjoy@hotmail.it)

Japanese Version: Satoshi Nakae, M.A., (snakae@nih.go.jp), National Institute of Health and Nutrition

Spanish Version: Mirna Terrera, (elianaterrera@g-se.com): Grupo Sobre Entrenamiento. (mterrera@asu.edu): The Biodesign Institute. Arizona State University.



Compendium of Physical Activities - Citations

2011 Compendium
Ainsworth BE, Haskell WL, Herrmann SD, Meckes N, Bassett Jr DR, Tudor-Locke C, Greer JL, Vezina J, Whitt-    Glover MC, Leon AS. 2011 Compendium of Physical Activities: a second update of codes and MET values. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2011;43(8):1575-1581.

2000 Compendium

Ainsworth BE, Haskell WL, Whitt MC, Irwin ML, Swartz AM, Strath SJ, O'Brien WL, Bassett DR Jr, Schmitz KH, Emplaincourt PO, Jacobs DR Jr, Leon AS. Compendium of Physical Activities: An update of activity codes and MET intensities. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 2000;32 (Suppl):S498-S516.


1993 Compendium

Ainsworth BE, Haskell WL, Leon AS, Jacobs DR Jr, Montoye HJ, Sallis JF, Paffenbarger RS Jr. Compendium of physical activities: Classification of energy costs of human physical activities. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, 1993; 25:71-80.

 2011 Compendium
Ċ 2011Compendium-ModifiedCodes.pdf
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2011 Modified Codes  139k v. 2 Apr 7, 2011, 4:04 PM Stephen Herrmann
Ċ 2011Compendium-NewCodes.pdf
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2011 New Codes  322k v. 2 Apr 7, 2011, 4:03 PM Stephen Herrmann
Ċ 2011 Compendium of Physical Activities.pdf
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2011 Compendium (Complete)   391k v. 4 Apr 3, 2012, 9:40 AM Stephen Herrmann
 Language Translations - 2011 Compendium
Ċ FRENCH - 2011CompendiumPhysicalActivities_Adults.pdf
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French version  609k v. 4 Apr 3, 2012, 9:40 AM Stephen Herrmann
Ċ Italiano - Compendio dei MET delle attività fisiche 2011.pdf
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Italian Version  734k v. 3 Apr 13, 2012, 8:06 AM Stephen Herrmann
Ċ Japanese - 2011 Compendium of Physical Activities.pdf
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Japanese Version  784k v. 3 Jun 8, 2012, 6:09 AM Stephen Herrmann
Ċ Spanish - 2011 Compendium of Physical Activities.pdf
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Spanish Version  395k v. 3 Jun 11, 2012, 6:31 AM Stephen Herrmann