The primary purpose of the Royal Navy School of Physical Training (RNSPT) is to select and train Royal Navy personnel as Physical Trainers, so that they are able to advise, support and provide opportunities for physical fitness, Sport, Recreation and Adventurous Training at all levels within the Service.
Royal Navy School of Physical Training
There is no direct entry route into the PT Branch and personnel must join the RN in another specialisation before applying for transfer. The School conducts Aptitude Tests to determine the suitability of candidates wishing to transfer to the PT Branch; if successful, personnel are selected to join the 25-week Physical Trainers Qualifying Course, once manning clearance for the branch transfer has been granted. There are 3 Qualifying Courses every 2 years.
The course covers a wide variety of both academic and practical subjects. Students learn instructional techniques and the practical aspects of taking PT classes, plus methods of fitness, diet & nutrition, circuit and weight training theory, anatomy and physiology, sports injuries, fitness testing and sports administration. The course also covers basic coaching and officiating in a total of 23 sports, plus experience of adventurous training, including sailing, climbing and abseiling, as well as qualifications in first aid and as a Royal Life Saving Society Lifeguard. In addition, the School presents further career courses for PT Officers, Chief Petty Officers and Petty Officers of the PT Branch.
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