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As the South African Navy is fighting force, the physical
fitness of its members is of the utmost importance. This
mustering is responsible for maintaining the fitness levels
required for all Uniform South African Navy members.
To be a Physical Training Instructor (PTI) a member is required
to pass a PTI selection test (ie fitness test of at least 70%), to
be medically fit (G1K1N1) and be a competent swimmer.
PTI training takes place at the Joint Physical Training Sport and
Recreation Centre in Pretoria. The duration of this learning
opportunity is approximately three months.
The following modules are covered on the Part 1 course:
- Screening Procedures for Ascertaining the Fitness of Members
- Leading and Motivating Participation in Physical Exercise
- Fitness and Exercise Principles
- Designing Fitness Programmes
- Motivating Participation in Physical Exercise.
In the practical module the member learns to present Physical
Training, Full Kit Training and Endurance Training.
The PTI can be utilised at any unit ashore, onboard a ship or in
other services. The qualified PTIs are also expected to know the
rules of sports, which will allow them to coach the sailors in the
following sports: Rugby, Cross-Country Running, Tug-of-War,
Volleyball, Military Pentathlon, Soccer and Orienteering.