POLICE and INVESTIGATIONS – POLICE STUDIES

FITNESS TEST

Plan to complete your fitness test shortly after submitting your application to the program. You cannot be considered for conditional acceptance to the program until the Admissions unit in the Office of the University Registrar receives your fitness results.

Demonstration video

Watch a demonstration of the fitness test.

Scheduling your Fitness Test

You must schedule your fitness test through MacEwan University's Sport and Wellness. Testing is done on a first come, first served basis. We encourage you to take your test as early as possible. However, please make your arrangements after you have received an email from the admissions office with your student ID number.

Cancellations and appointment changes must be made at least 24 hours in advance, otherwise you will be charged for the session.

Testing location

If you live in Edmonton and area (within 100km) you must take the test at MacEwan University City Centre Campus:

Sport and Wellness
8-121, Christenson Family Centre for Sport and Wellness
10800 – 105 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Register for the test at Sport and Wellness

If you live outside Edmonton and area (further than 100km) you will need to find a facility near you to take the fitness test, one with the appropriate equipment and CSEP-certified staff. Before you book your fitness test at another facility, please contact Terra Giggey at MacEwan University Sport and Wellness for the required paperwork:

Terra Giggey, Fitness Supervisor
Sport and Wellness
giggeyt@macewan.ca

Required Forms

Police Studies Fitness Test Forms

  • Complete the Get Active Questionnaire over the phone with an employee from the MacEwan University Sport and Wellness Fitness Area.
  • Be sure to complete the “Police and Investigations Program, Police Studies Major Informed Consent” form and the “Police and Investigations Program, Police Studies Major Waiver” form and bring them with you to your evaluation.
  • Please bring the forms and the "Physical Fitness Test Results" sheet with you to the fitness test appointment. This is the official form that will be forwarded to the Police and Investigations Program, Police Studies Major.
  • You will be required to fill out a COVID-19 specific form on the day of your test. If you are under the age of 18, a parent or guardian will need to be with you to be your witness.

If you are under the age of 18 you must have a parent or guardian sign your forms. If you fail to bring these forms with you we cannot complete the fitness test.

Guidelines

Refrain from:

  • Alcohol 6 hours before the fitness test
  • Vigorous exercise 6 hours before
  • Caffeine (coffee, tea, cola, etc.) 2 hours before
  • Smoking 2 hours before
  • Eating a meal 2 hours before
Shorts, a t-shirt and clean running shoes should be worn. Please be changed and ready at least 10 minutes before your evaluation time. Shower facilities are currently not available due to COVID-19, so it is best to come dressed and bring only what you need.
  • Height and Weight
  • Grip Strength (kg)
  • Aerobic Fitness: Modified Astrand Bicycle test (8 – 12 minutes)
  • Flexibility: Trunk forward flexion (sit and reach)
  • Muscular Strength and Endurance: Push-ups and curl-ups