FF2013 Fitness for Firefighters II
This course is a continuation of the previous semester’s fitness course. It will provide students with general and job-specific knowledge of fitness, enabling them to improve and maintain life-long personal and occupational fitness levels. Emphasis will be placed on areas that relate to the physical demands of a firefighter (appropriate cardio-respiratory fitness, lifting safety and core endurance/health). Additionally, attention to health and fitness as it relates to the whole individual including muscular strength/endurance/power, cardio-respiratory conditioning, psychological well-being and nutrition. Special consideration will be place on nutrition and healthy eating habits and its importance for occupational performance and healthy living.