Differences in fitness between male and female police cadets that graduate or fail training academy

Jay Dawes, Quincy Johnson, Troy Terrance, Rob Marc Orr, Robert Lockie

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INTRODUCTION: During police academy training, cadets are required to participate in physically demanding activities as part of their standard training. Based on this, a certain requisite level of fitness is necessary to withstand the rigors of training.
PURPOSE: To determine if differences in selected measures of fitness exist between police cadets that complete or fail training academy based in a Midwestern state.
METHODS: Anonymized archival data for 1,964 police cadets (M= 1810, F= 154) was provided to the primary investigator for analysis. Test data provided included performance scores for the vertical jump (VJ), push-up (PU), sit-up (SU) 2.4 km run, and the 300 m sprint.
RESULTS: Significant differences were discovered between males that graduated or failed academy in VJ, PU, SU, 2.4 km run, and 300 m sprint. Significant differences among females that graduated or failed academy were observed in the 300 m sprint, with a non-significant, moderate effect size observed in the PU.
CONCLUSION: male and female cadets that are fitter tend to have a greater likelihood of graduating compared to their less fit counterparts.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 11 Jul 2020
Event2020 NSCA Abstract Gallery - Online
Duration: 8 Jul 2020 → …


Other2020 NSCA Abstract Gallery
Abbreviated titleNSCA
Period8/07/20 → …
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