This course prepares students for the rigorous physical demands of career paths in the public safety academies. The students will have specialized individual and group training to improve cardiorespiratory endurance, stamina, muscular strength, endurance, core strength, agility, and flexibility to improve pre and post fitness assessments that are common in public safety academies.
Law Enforcement is a physically demanding career, and training must prepare candidates for these challenges. Candidates must report to training in good physical condition with no medical problems which would prohibit them from engaging in rigorous physical activity. As a minimum guideline before enrolling in the Basic Peace Officer Training Program, candidates should be able to perform the following:
Although some fitness training is incorporated into the first two Modules of Basic Peace Officer Training, it is strongly recommended that perspective students consider concurrent enrollment in available physical education classes offered at COD, e.g., Kinesiology 037 PSA Fitness, PE-041 Core Conditioning.
Students planning on participating in the Module-I course should be prepared to meet the following minimum physical agility requirements: