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Fire Service Fitness Specialist

  • Provider: Cooper Institute
  • Credits: ACE 2.9 CECs,
  • Course Type: Live Workshop
  • Website:
  • American Council on Exercise
Physical fitness is increasingly used as a performance measure within the fire service profession. Understanding fitness assessments and standards, absolute cut point fitness scores and referencing normative data is critical when using fitness testing scores as a qualifying factor within the hiring process. This 5-day course is designed specifically for the fire service professional who is involved in planning or delivering physical fitness programs in their academy or department. Topics Reviewed: 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 Nutrition Motivation and Adherence Physical Fitness Testing in the Fire Service
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