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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 Training


Version 1 and 2: Approximately 33 hours over 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: Maintain an appropriate level of fitness suitable for the demands of the profession.


Version 1 and 2: A progressive exercise program designed to build strength, endurance, flexibility, agility, and cardiovascular fitness.

Credit recommendation: 

Version 1: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category or in the upper division baccalaureate degree category, 2 semester hours as Physical Education (12/98) (7/05 revalidation). Version 2: In the lower division baccalaureate/associate degree category, 2 semester hours as 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.