FIT PARAMEDIC HQ FITNESS FOR PLACEMENT
FITNESS TESTING MANAGER
0416 868 111
Western Sydney University
We have now completed testing for FORENSIC MORTUARY STUDENTS
If you missed this test, please email your course coordinator
Testing cost: $15
Please arrive at least 10 minutes early for your testing
YOU MUST BRING FORM C
Fitness Testing Information
Why do you have to do a fitness test?
We are facilitating testing for Western Sydney University because, one: Western Sydney University are leaders and want you to be fit for placement and fit for duty. Your work will be physically demanding at times. Western Sydney University seeks to enhance student learning experiences by enabling students to engage in the culture, expectations and practices of their profession or discipline.
The Physical Capacity Assessment
SIT & REACH
The Sit & Reach is the most common way to test the flexibility of your hamstrings and lumbar spine. This will be the first test you will do when you arrive for your testing.
The Body Composition test uses Bioelectric Impedance Analysis (BIA) to determine a persons body composition, including the percentage of body fat. We have a specialised scale that can be personally calibrated to you.
The 3 minute step test estimates a persons cardiovascular fitness level based on how quickly their heart rate returns to normal after moderate-intensity exercise. You will step continuously for 3 minutes, you will then sit down and I will monitor your heart rate for 1 minute.
The upper body strength test is a progressive test of upper body strength using a graduated push up test. If you are going to be lifting, rolling cadavers or carrying heavy kits, this test is important.
Core strength is one of the most imperiative strengths to have. We use a 5 stage sit up test. Don't worry, we have many ways to test core strength and this is one of the best tests to perform.
What if I don't meet the fitness capacity requirements?
This is the most common question. We are not here to fail people. We are here to encourage you and show you your strengths. It is rare that people do not pass this test. The highest score is 24 and the pass mark is 12. Please refer to your guide that was sent to you so you know what to practise. Contact me if you feel you need some assistance.
If I miss my appointment, can I book another date?
Yes, you can but we would prefer you make your appointment as we have lots of you to test and it is unfair to your fellow students. All you need to do if you miss it is contact me, make your payment for a spot and I will book you in.