Accession Number:

ADA324212

Title:

Graduate Management Project: Physical Training in an Infantry Training Battalion.

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. Jul 95-May 96,

Corporate Author:

ACADEMY OF HEALTH SCIENCES (ARMY) FORT SAM HOUSTON TX HEALTH CARE ADMINISTRATI ON

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1996-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

44.0

Abstract:

Two Infantry Training Battalions ITB were used to evaluate a physical training PT program developed by the Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune Sports Medicine Department. After attending a three day seminar on PT concepts, intervention group squad leaders prepared and implemented a Sports medicine approved PT schedule. The control company followed the standard SOI PT guidelines. Squad leader PT knowledge increased significantly following training. Intervention group student Marines suffered significantly fewer musculoskeletal overuse injuries and spent fewer days on limited duty than their control group peers. A greater portion of student Marines following the standard PT program, however, completed their companys 12 mile hump. Military leaders, line and medical, must work together to develop methods of enhancing medical readiness. Proposed solutions must be carefully evaluated and changes implemented when indicated. The PT program designed for ITB is scientifically based, demonstrates good outcomes, and appears applicable to both military training and operational environments. The joint effort undertaken between Sports Medicine and SOI has produced tangible results for SOI and has generated greater interest in a spirit of cooperation in the Camp Lejeune area that will lead to future endeavors to keep troops injury free and readily deployable.

Subject Categories:

  • Personnel Management and Labor Relations
  • Stress Physiology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE