2 Credits, 3 Contacts
This course is intended to prepare students for the physical rigors of the Police Academy and physical challenges of a career in criminal justice. It includes an introduction to and practice of the techniques of physical fitness necessary in law enforcement. Students will participate in stretching to increase flexibility, running to improve cardiovascular fitness, various calisthenics and weight training to increase upper and lower body strength as well as a variety of mental emotional health concepts in which to strengthen the mind body spirit connection. Overall health to include mental emotional health, diet, exercise and life span fitness are examined. The class is designed primarily to prepare students for the mandatory Michigan Commission on Law Enforcement (MCOLES) Fitness Agility Test in order to successfully be accepted into the police academy. However, all students are eligible for this course. This class will be offered winter semester.