The fire service profession increasingly uses physical fitness as a performance measure. The professional must understand fitness assessments and standards, absolute cut point fitness scores and referencing normative data. Using fitness testing scores is critical as a qualifying factor in the hiring process.
This 4.5-day course is designed specifically for the fire service professional involved in planning or delivering physical fitness programs in their academy/department.
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- Fire Service Joint Labor Management Wellness - Fitness Initiative
- Physical Fitness Standards in the Fire Service (NFPA 1582 and NFPA 1583)
- Coronary Risk Factors
- Medical Screening
- Exercise and Safety
- Anatomy and Kinesiology
- Body Composition (Skinfold method)
- Fitness Assessment for the Fire Service
- Exercise Physiology
- Goal Setting
- Exercise Safety
- Strength Training and Prescription
- Flexibility Training and Prescription
- Cardiovascular Training and Prescription
- Motivation and Adherence
- Physical Fitness Testing in the Fire Service
CPR Required: Yes
Contact Hours: 30
NOTE: A partial payment option for this course may be available if a student is unable to make their full payment via our online transaction system. Please inquire with one of our course coordinators during normal business hours by calling (800) 635-7050.
This is a curriculum-based testing course. Students who complete the course and pass both the written and practical exams receive a Cooper Institute Certificate.
Continuing Education Credits:
The Cooper Institute is a pre-approved CEC provider for the following organizations.
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
Commission on Dietetic Registration (CDR)
Texas Education Agency (TEA)
Day1: (Check-in 7:30 am) 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Day 2-4: 8:00 am - 5:30 pm
Day 5: 8:30 am - 12:00 pm
Please wear fitness/workout attire to class each day, including shorts and a t-shirt for body composition testing. You will need to bring a calculator, a #2 pencil, notebook paper, and your valid CPR card.
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Contact us at (800) 635-7050 if you have questions or need assistance registering for the course.