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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York City Police Department | Evaluated Learning Experience

Physical Education - Version 2 through Version 5

Part 1: Foundations of Physical Fitness
Part 2: Defensive Tactics
Part 3: American Heart Association Basic Life Support
Formerly: 
Safety Services
Location: 
Police Academy, 235 East 20th St., New York, NY.
Length: 

Version 2 or 3: 137 hours. Version 4: 150 hours.

Dates: 
Version 2: January 1984 - February 1993.* Version 3: March 1993 - June 1999. Version 4: July 1999 - June 2003.
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 
Version 2, 3 or 4, Parts 1-3: State principles of good nutrition; identify sources of stress and healthy techniques for stress reduction; evaluate dietary habits and other potential health risk factors; describe fitness programs to achieve specific health goals; use various defensive tactics in combative situations; administer cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and first aid; perform land-based water rescue.
Instruction: 
Version 2, 3 or 4, Part 1: Survey of physiological, psychological, and sociological aspects of physical fitness; neuro­muscular skill and biomechanics, scientific approach toward assessing entry-level overall physical fitness, and methods of improving and maintaining physical fitness; role of physical conditioning, nutrition, and basic health habits. Version 2, Part 2: Theory, skills, and practice of judo, karate, and techniques from selected martial arts including basic blows, throws, blocks and defenses; application of these skills to combative situations. Defense skills necessary to protect oneself when securing an arrest and confinement also stressed. Version 3 or 4, Part 2: All topics in Version 2; in addition, unarmed self-defense (sparring). Version 2 or 3, Part 3: Land­based water rescue: safety procedures and use of flotation devices and safety aids; principles of safety; theory and practice of first aid procedures in emergency situations (shock, wounds, heart attacks, strokes) and extrications in dangerous situations; instruction in basic skills of cardio­pulmonary resuscitation. American Red Cross certifications in First Aid and Safety, and in Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation are issued. Version 4, Part 3: All topics in Version 3; in addition, use of automatic external defibrillators.
Credit recommendation: 
Version 2, 3 or 4, Part 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Physical Education (8/74) (4/85 revalidation) (1/91 revalidation) (5/96 revalidation) (5/01 revalidation). Version 2,  3 or 4, Part 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Physical Education Activity Elective (8/74) (4/85 revalidation) (1/91 revalidation) (5/96 revalidation) (5/01 revalidation). Version 2, 3 or 4, Part 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 1 semester hour in Physical Education (8/74) (4/85 revalidation) (1/91 revalidation) (5/96 revalidation) (5/01 revalidation). *NOTE: An earlier version of this course grouping is listed in the preceding exhibit.

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