Physical Education Class
The Military Science/Army ROTC Battalion at UW Oshkosh offers a one credit Military Conditioning PE class (Kinesiology 183) each fall and spring semester. Although you must sign up for the class through the Kinesiology Department, Army ROTC personnel are the instructors for the class and students will be participating in the class with both non-contracted and contracted ROTC cadets.
Any student on the UW Oshkosh campus can sign up for the Military Conditioning class—you do not have to be enrolled in a Military Science class to be in the Kinesiology 183 class. You will need to sign a liability waiver on the first day of class or you will not be allowed to start training with the class.
Additionally, any cadet enrolled in the Military Science 101, 102, 201, 202, 301, 302, 401 and 402 course also has the option of enrolling in the one credit Kinesiology 183 (up to a maximum of six times). We encourage these cadets to sign up for the Kinesiology 183 course since it is mandatory that they attend physical training as part of their Military Science enrollment.
The Military Conditioning course meets Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m. Students will participate in the United States Army’s military conditioning and fitness program designed to develop both individual fitness and leadership skills; they will also gain knowledge essential to the management of an effective organizational physical fitness program.
One of the goals of the Military Conditioning course is for each student to improve present physical conditioning with an individual physical fitness evaluation goal of 180 out of a possible 300 points on the Army Physical Fitness Training (APFT) test. The APFT test is comprised on sit-ups, pushups and a timed two-mile run. The AFPT scoring is based on the APFT score chart; it increases the required repetitions and time for the 17 – 21 age group to the 22 – 26 age group. For more information on the AFPT click here.
All Military Conditioning students will complete a pre- and post-test to assess their fitness levels and improvement. Each student’s grade for the course will be based on these two physical conditioning tests as well as their attendance. Click on the APFT calculator to see how you measure up. Can you achieve a perfect 300 APFT score?