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Title: An evaluative study on a modified fitness training program in Certis CISCO academy
Authors: Chua, Kelvin Yaohui.
Keywords: DRNTU::Science
Issue Date: 2013
Abstract: Trainees at the Certis CISCO Academy have to pass the Individual Physical Proficiency Test (IPPT) to qualify as Auxiliary Police Officers. However, many trainees were unable to meet this requirement. Modifications were made to the existing fitness program with the intention to improve trainees‟ IPPT performance. This study aims to evaluate the efficacy of this modified program through a static group comparison design. Field observations were done on a group of 32 trainees (25 males, 7 females) who completed the modified training program (intervention group). Additionally, archived IPPT results of 29 trainees (21 males, 8 females) who underwent a previous method of training (control group) were retrieved from the Academy. Results of both groups were compared using the Mann-Whitney U-test. The intervention group achieved significantly better IPPT overall scores and results in the sit-up, SBJ and shuttle run stations (p < .05). IPPT passing rate was comparably similar for both groups (control: 48.3%, intervention: 50.0%). Findings of this study suggest that the modified training program was more effective than the previous one. Possible reasons interpreted were that it factored in key training principles, and provided a more structured approach to training with guidance from certified trainers. However, it was too short to elicit performance especially in enlistees who were untrained. Several recommendations were provided to improve the effectiveness of the existing program. This promising work provides a basis for more rigorous evaluation of the fitness training program.
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