FFF101 - Fitness for Firefighters

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Subject Title
Fitness for Firefighters

Subject Description
FFF101 is a fitness subject designed to be both theoretical and practical, combining traditional classroom activity and practical application of health and fitness theory. Students participate in lectures and practical physical fitness and health activities that:1) present how the body responds and adapts to exercise stress, and 2) explore contemporary fitness and health issues.

Credit Status
One credit toward the Pre-Service Firefighter Education and Training Ontario College Certificate

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this subject the student will be able to:

1) Identify relevant functional anatomy with respect to exercise.
2) Recognize the role of health and physical fitness in personal and professional life.
3) Understand the physical training model.
4) Apply the training model to self for health and job tasks.
5) Identify risk factors related to health and job tasks.
6) Interpret personal fitness appraisal information.
7) Implement an immediate fitness and health strategy.
8) Design a post-course personal health and occupationally related fitness strategy.

Cheating and Plagiarism
Each student should be aware of the College's policy regarding Cheating and Plagiarism. Seneca's Academic Policy will be strictly enforced.

To support academic honesty at Seneca College, all work submitted by students may be reviewed for authenticity and originality, utilizing software tools and third party services. Please visit the Academic Honesty site on http://library.senecacollege.ca for further information regarding cheating and plagiarism policies and procedures.

All students and employees have the right to study and work in an environment that is free from discrimination and/or harassment. Language or activities that defeat this objective violate the College Policy on Discrimination/Harassment and shall not be tolerated. Information and assistance are available from the Student Conduct Office at student.conduct@senecacollege.ca.

Accommodation for Students with Disabilities
The College will provide reasonable accommodation to students with disabilities in order to promote academic success. If you require accommodation, contact the Counselling and Disabilities Services Office at ext. 22900 to initiate the process for documenting, assessing and implementing your individual accommodation needs.


Topic Outline

  • Course introduction, assignments, resources and deadlines 
  • The components of physical fitness and health 
  • Fitness appraisal and interpretation
  • Functional anatomy – musculo-skeletal,  cardiovascular, nervous systems 
  • The training model – frequency, intensity, time and type of training 
  • Aerobic training for performance and weight control 
  • Strength and muscular endurance training principles 
  • Principles of flexibility training 
  • Nutrition for health and weight control 
  • Strategies for continued health and fitness 

Mode of Instruction
Students will participate three hours per week: two hours in traditional classroom instruction and one-hour of scheduled practical physical activity.  Additional participation in fitness activity is encouraged outside of regular class times.  

Prescribed Texts

Reference Material
Suggested Textbook

Total Fitness and Wellness with Canada's Food Guide Supplement, by Powers, Vendor: Allyn & Bacon Inc.  ISBN # 9780205577873

Required Supplies

Promotion Policy

Grading Policy
A+ 90%  to  100%
A 80%  to  89%
B+ 75%  to  79%
B 70%  to  74%
C+ 65%  to  69%
C 60%  to  64%
D+ 55%  to  59%
D 50%  to  54%
F 0%    to  49% (Not a Pass)
EXC Excellent
SAT Satisfactory
UNSAT Unsatisfactory

For further information, see a copy of the Academic Policy, available online (http://www.senecacollege.ca/academic-policy) or at Seneca's Registrar's Offices.

Modes of Evaluation
Grading is based on the following marking scheme:

Assignments                              26%
Inclass quizzes                           10%
Labs (in Fitness Centre)               14%
Mid-term                                      25%
Final Exam                                  25%
                     Total                      100%

Students must also pass the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Fitness Test to receive a passing grade.

80% attendance is required by the Office of the Fire Marshal to receive a passing grade for this subject

Students will participate in daily physical fitness and related activities and report on these activities by way of a personal fitness portfolio.  This portfolio will contain such material as the personal fitness evaluation and interpretation, aerobics, strength and flexibility programs undertaken as well as any laboratory activities assigned. All assignments should be typed with a cover page and late assignments will be deducted 10% each class.

Approved by: Sandra Noble