Fu­ture ki­ne­sio­lo­gists vi­sit Ba­go­ville

Le Vortex de Bagotville - - NEWS -

As part of their on­going classes in phy­sio­lo­gy and er­go­no­mics, 26 ki­ne­sio­lo­gy ( mo­ve­ment science) students at UQAC came to CFB Ba­got­ville to ob­serve, mo­ni­tor and try out some of the fit­ness tests that mi­li­ta­ry mem­bers must pass in or­der to main­tain their em­ploy­ment or to ac­cess skilled trades wi­thin the Ca­na­dian Ar­med Forces.

With the stan­dar­di­za­tion and nor­ma­li­za­tion of fit­ness tests in the Ca­na­dian Ar­med Forces, the PSP team must de­mons­trate pro­fes­sio­na­lism and ri­gor in ad­mi­nis­te­ring the tests. The re­sults of these tests have an im­pact on ope­ra­tions and on the ope­ra­tio­nal ca­pa­bi­li­ty of mi­li­ta­ry mem­bers. Each ele­ment of the pro­to­col must be res­pec­ted with no mar­gin for er­ror. This is why CAF fit­ness tes­ting can serve as an example for students in ki­ne­sio­lo­gy. First, students be­came fa­mi­liar with the spe­ci­fic tests that mi­li­ta­ry fi­re­figh­ters use to as­sess their phy­si­cal fit­ness. Next, they wat­ched the test that as­pi­ring search and re­scue ( SAR) tech­ni­cians must pass. In or­der to pro­vide stan­dar­di­zed as­sess­ments and spe­ci­fic trai­ning exer­cises, fit­ness per­son­nel from CFB Ba­got­ville re­gu­lar­ly test out the va­rious fit­ness tests re­qui­red for skilled trades. This way, they are rea­dy to re­spond to re­quests and they have a bet­ter un­ders­tan­ding of the phy­si­cal and psy­cho­lo­gi­cal ef­fects that this type of trai­ning has on the bo­dy.

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