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Annual Semper Fit Training Available Online


Release Date: 1/20/2007

MCB QUANTICO, VA --  Marines will be able to complete their annual Semper Fit training requirements online at Marine Net (www.marinenet.usmc.mil) thanks to a partnership between MCCS Semper Fit and TECOMs College of Continuing Education.

            In total, there will be nine new Health Promotion Distance Learning Courses available that can be substituted as an alternative to classroom training giving Marines more flexibility in how they accomplish the training. The courses include Fitness, Nutrition, Injury Prevention, Tobacco Cessation, Sexual Health and Responsibility, Suicide Awareness, Alcohol and Substance Abuse Prevention, Hypertension and High Cholesterol, and Stress Management.

            The Suicide Awareness course is now available online. The remaining courses will be released at the end of the year. The Semper Fit online courses are interactive and engaging. Here's what Marines had to say about the courses:

"With this type of training, you don't have to lose half your unit at a time to classroom training. I can tell my unit, 'This training has to be completed in the next 30 days' it gets done. My Marines can take the courses anywhere (i.e. work, home, etc.) and anytime.""

¿"We'll be able to remember more information" - referring to the interactive nature of the courses.

¿"This was awesome! Field this one now!"

            In addition to the Distance Learning Courses, Semper Fit has been working with the Marine Corps Institute (MCI) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association to develop two non-resident courses. The Semper Fit Basic Fitness Course (#4133) was released last year and provides Marines and Marine leaders with a comprehensive, science-based curriculum on Fitness Principles, Nutrition, Injury Prevention and Exercise Programming. This course is very popular with Marines. In the short time that it has been out, 3,704 Marines are actively enrolled in the course, and 1,675 have completed the course. Marines, who would benefit from this course, include those who have an interest in fitness, section PT and remedial PT leaders, and Marines preparing for PME schools or B-billets. A Semper Fit Advanced Course is under development that will include topics such as Biomechanics, Advanced Nutrition, Advanced Exercise Physiology and Supplements. To enroll in the Semper Fit Basic Fitness Course, visit the MCI website at https://www.mci.usmc.mil.

            For more information about the Distance Learning Courses or the new Fitness MCI contact Linda Desens, Health Promotion Director, HQMC SEMPERFIT at linda.desens@usmc.mil.

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