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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York State Department of Corrections and Community Supervision | Evaluated Learning Experience

Physical Education and Health and Safety


Version 1: Approximately 30 hours (7 weeks). Version 2: 24 hours (7 weeks).

New York State Department of Correctional Services Training Academy, 1134 New Scotland Road, Albany, NY.

Version 1: December 1993 - June 2015. Version 2: July 2015 - Present.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Version 1 and 2: Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to use various defensive tactics in combative situations; administer CPR and First Aid; and follow proper fire and safety procedures.


Version 1 and 2: Major topics include: techniques and policies relating to the use of a baton; American Red Cross Standard First Aid and CPR course with emphasis on the recruits' lives and work situations; and causes of fires and accidents in correctional facilities.

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 (12/98) (7/05 revalidation). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 1 semester hour in Physical Education (7/15 revalidation) (7/21 revalidation).

NOTE: The Recruit Training Program is comprised of 280 hours of instruction over 7 weeks (320 hours over 8 weeks since January 2004) and 160 hours of supervised on-the-job orientation over an additional 4 weeks (120 hours over 3 weeks since January 2004). Nine areas represent the academic and practical components of the curriculum that carry college credit recommendations. The hours listed for each area are approximate and may vary somewhat depending upon the needs of each class. The content covered and learning objectives achieved are similar with each administration. Recruits must complete the entire 11 week program and the required probationary work period in order to qualify for the credit recommendations.