Fire Service Fitness Specialist
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.
Fire Service Joint Labor Management Wellness - Fitness Initiative
Physical Fitness Standards in the Fire Service (NFPA 1582 and NFPA 1583)
Coronary Risk Factors
Exercise and Safety
Anatomy and Kinesiology
Body Composition (Skinfold method)
Fitness Assessment for the Fire Service
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.
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