Skagit Valley College

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 Course Title:   Fire Fighter Fitness and Wellness

 Title Abbreviation:   FIRE FIGHTER FIT/WELL

 Department:    PE

 Course #:    161

 Credits:    2

 Variable:     No

 IUs:    3.25

 CIP:    310502

 EPC:    n/a

 REV:    2021

 Course Description  

This course is designed to meet the needs of the students preparing themselves for a job in the fire department. Twice a week the students will be in an active setting, preparing them to meet the job performance testing requirements. One hour a week this course addresses issue of physiological and psychological well-being. Topics to be discussed include nutrition principals, fitness parameters and stress management. Techniques are presented to help the students incorporate a total health and fitness program into their lifestyle. Course fulfills PE 100 requirement.


Prerequisite: Students must be enrolled in the Fire Protection Tech program.

Additional Course Details

Contact Hours (based on 11 week quarter)

Lecture: 11

Lab: 33

Other: 0

Systems: 0

Clinical: 0

Intent: Distribution Requirement(s) Status:  

Academic Elective  

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Learning Outcomes

After completing this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate improved strength.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of stretching each muscle group.
  3. Demonstrate ability to design complete fitness program.
  4. Perform job related physical skill assessments similar to what will be required upon application for employment. Apply appropriate safety precautions.

General Education Learning Values & Outcomes

Revised August 2008 and affects outlines for 2008 year 1 and later.

Course Contents

  1. Target heart rate calculation, monitoring and tracking.
  2. Designing a balanced fitness program including cardiovascular and strength training components.
  3. Physically perform series of simulated job scene physical activities.
  4. Basic nutrition principles.
  5. Proper training methods.
  6. Understand and achieve established minimum physical ability levels as they relate to job performance.