FitForce™ Coordinator Course

This intensive 24-hour course emphasizes physical fitness, in addition to providing information about nutrition, weight management, stress management and other fitness lifestyle areas. The course provides the training that will help to improve officers’ overall fitness, officers’ performance and health while potentially reducing the agency’s liability, disability and health care costs.

The overall goal of the program is to prepare the participants to develop and maintain or to improve a public safety department’s pre-existing health and wellness program. The course was designed to meet the demands specific to public safety. To achieve this end, participants will during the three days:

The course is highly interactive, with numerous activities to stimulate learning and encourage participants to share their experiences. The course materials include the Coordinator Guide, a valuable resource that serves as a workbook for the course.

Participation in the physical activity including fitness testing is required; there are however, no physical fitness requirements. Exceptions or allowances can be made in the event of injury or disability. Physical fitness training attire, including shorts is necessary, dress is casual. A hand-held pocket calculator, paper and writing tool are the only other requirements.

Successful completion of the course, leading to a three-year certification, requires passing scores on the written and practical exams and class participation. The written examination is typically performed as a take-home test at course completion.