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FSC 134 Fitness and Conditioning for Firefighters
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2018
SUN#:  None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F
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Description: Overview of all aspects of fitness for current and prospective firefighters, including physical fitness and workout techniques as they apply to performing specific firefighting tasks. Students should be in good physical condition and have no existing health conditions which may preclude them from fully participating in the course. Corequisite: FSC140.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: FSC140

Recommendations: Students should be in good physical condition and have no existing health conditions which may preclude them from fully participating in the course.

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Comprehension Level) Describe the physical requirements for performing basic firefighting tasks. (CSLO 2, 4)
2. (Comprehension Level) Explain the relationship of proper nutrition to total fitness. (CSLO 2, 3, 4)
3. (Comprehension Level) Explain the impact of protective clothing on the physical performance of firefighters. (CSLO 2, 4)
4. (Comprehension Level) Explain the physical aspects of well being and conditioning. (CSLO 2, 3, 4)
5. (Application Level) Demonstrate proper exercise techniques for specific conditioning programs.
6. (Comprehension Level) Explain the relationship between training and effective physical performance. (CSLO 2, 3, 4)
7. (Application Level) Perform specific manipulative firefighter tasks. (CSLO 2, 3)
8. (Analysis Level) Explain the relationship between firefighter fitness evaluations and the physical agility pre-employment tests. (CSLO 2, 4)
9. (Evaluation Level) Contrast and compare firefighter health and fitness to performance, productivity, and quality of life in the workplace. (CSLO 2, 4)
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
1. Outcomes to be met by National Fire Prevention Association (NFPA) 1583 Standard.
2. Outcomes to be met by NFPA 1500, Chapter 10 Standard.

www.nfpa.org