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Law Enforcement Fitness Coordinator Refresher Training Program (LEFCRTP)

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The Law Enforcement Fitness Coordinator Refresher Training Program is designed to provide the participant with an update of current practices in the area of fitness. The program will also examine the processes and procedures associated with the fitness coordinator's responsibilities. The program will expose the participant to various training methods and alternatives to common exercise routines to include many functional strength and tactical conditioning methods. Additionally, the student will learn about nutrition and supplementation for performance, application of exercise physiology, alternative testing protocols and much more.

Type: Advanced

Curriculum

  • Special Populations
  • Exercise Physiology Review and Application
  • Performance Nutrition and Supplementation
  • Body Composition Review and Alternative Testing Methods
  • Exercise Program Design
  • Health and Safety
  • Flexibility Update
  • Physical Testing Protocol and Alternative Testing Protocols
  • Exercise Alternatives: Functional Strength and Tactical Conditioning
  • Injury Management, Prevention, and Treatment
  • Wellness Program Management and Design
  • Athletic Shoe Selection for Performance and Injury Prevention

Instructors

The instructors in this program are current and former federal, state and local law enforcement personnel, as well as civilian subject matter experts with substantial experience in the area of physical fitness and wellness. All instructors have graduated from the Physical Fitness Coordinator Training Program and currently conduct and coordinate fitness related training to both basic and advanced students at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center. Many of the instructors hold advanced degrees and certifications in the fitness field from accredited colleges, universities and governing bodies such as the American College of Sports Medicine, National Strength and Conditioning Association and the Cooper Institute for Aerobic Research.

Prerequisites for Attendance

  • Participants must have successfully completed one of the following: FLETC Physical Fitness Coordinator Training Program, Cooper Institute's Physical Fitness Specialist Program, American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) or National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA) Certification Program, or similar recognized program.
  • Pass the Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB). The PEB consists of five physical fitness areas performed during a single physical fitness evaluation session. A passing score of 40% or higher is required for each test. The PEB measures flexibility (Sit and reach test), body fat assessment, agility (Illinois Agility test), aerobic capacity (1.5 mile run), and upper body strength (bench press).
  • Meet all requirements of the Practical Exercise Performance Requirements for this program. These are numbers: 1, 4, 5, 6, 18, 24, 25, 26, 27,29, 30, and 31.
  • Possess a valid CPR certification. Participants must bring their current CPR card (American Heart Association, or American Red Cross).
  • Attend all class sessions. Students who arrive late or leave early and are absent from either instructional or practical sessions will not graduate from the program.
  • Successfully pass a case study examination given at the end of the program.

Additional Information

Continuing Education

The Physcial Fitness Coordinator Refresher Training Program (PFCRTP) is required in accordance with the Accreditation Standards set forth by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Accreditation (FLETA) to ensure continued proficiency of all graduates. Successful completion is required within three years of original graduation date. Graduates who completed their original training more than three years ago are eligible for attendance.

Contact Information

PTD Main Line: (912) 267-2405
Training Technician: (912) 261-3087
FLETC-PhysicalTechniquesDivision@dhs.gov

Training Dates

There are currently no training dates or other items within this program.