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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

| Evaluated Learning Experience

First Responder

Location: 
State Police Academy, State Campus, Albany, NY.
Length: 
Version 1: Course 1: Minimum 82 hours. Course 2: Minimum 40 hours. Version 2: Course 1: Minimum 135 hours. Course 2: Minimum 40 hours. Version 3: Course 1: Minimum 195 hours. Course 2: Minimum 40 hours.
Dates: 
Version 1: Course 1: October 1990 - December 1995.* Course 2: October 1990 - December 1995. Version 2: Course 1: January 1996 - September 2000. Course 2: October 1990 - September 2000. Version 3: Course 1: October 2000 - Present. Course 2: October 2000 - June 2004.
Learner Outcomes: 
Course 1, Version 1, 2, or 3: Value the need for nutrition and physical fitness; apply the rudiments of defensive tactics in order to use the least amount of force necessary; relate the area of defensive tactics to the relevant laws that pertain to the legal use of force. Course 2, Version 1, 2, or 3: Evaluate an emergency situation in order to provide initial medical assistance.
Instruction: 
Course 1, Version 1, 2, or 3: Survey of physiological, psychological, and sociological aspects of physical fitness; skills, body mechanics, and methods of improving and maintaining physical fitness; the role of physical conditioning, nutrition, and basic health habits in optimum performance; self-defense techniques; defense against personal attack; defense against weapons; control techniques. Course 2, Version 1, 2, or 3: Application of necessary first aid to prevent deterioration of victim's condition until other medical personnel arrive.
Credit recommendation: 
Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours in Physical Education (4/91 revalidation). Version 2 or 3: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 3 semester hours in Physical Education (6/96 revalidation) (10/01 revalidation). NOTE: Courses 1 and 2 must both be completed to receive credit. *NOTE: An earlier version of this course grouping dating from February 1984 to September 1990 has been recommended for credit. Please refer to the next section for further information.

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