Leader Training Brigade Leader Training Brigade

The Master Fitness Trainer Course (MFTC) trains selected Noncommissioned Officers (NCOs) and Commissioned Officers in all aspects of the Army's Physical Readiness Training (APRT) system so they can be unit advisors on physical readiness issues and monitor unit and individual physical readiness programs. The instruction includes the science of exercise, physical fitness assessment, exercise training principles, exercise prescription, exercise leadership, and development of individual and unit physical readiness programs in accordance with current Army doctrine and regulations. The course consists of two phases: one-week (46 Hours) distributed learning (dL) and a two-week (96 hours) resident course conducted at the United States Army Physical Fitness School (USAPFS).

The course is comprised of Active and/or Reserve Component Soldiers who are recommended by their battalion commanders or equivalents. All seats in the MFTC are reserved in ATRRS with the first priority of acceptance given to NCOs in the rank of Staff Sergeant (SSG) and above, and to Officers in the rank of 2LT through Captain (CPT). Second priority of acceptance into MFTC will be given to Drill Sergeants in the rank of Sergeant (SGT) and Senior Officers. Personnel who are 40 years or older must provide proof of having passed a medical screening and participation in a physical readiness training program for at least 90 days prior to the course start date; this is a non-waiverable prerequisite.

Physical profiles that limit individual participation in physical readiness training will not be accepted. The Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) will be administered at the start of the course. The APFT must be passed with a minimum score of 240 points and a minimum of 70 points in each event. Personnel must be in compliance of body composition standards as specified in AR 600-9. This is a rigorous academic course; recommended students should have a General Technical (GT) score of 110 points or higher. An Additional Skill Identifier (ASI) of 6P (Officer) and P5 (NCO) will be awarded upon successful completion of the course.

ATRRS Course Information:
dL School Code: 805P
dL Course Number: 9E-S16P/920-ASIP5 (DL)

  1. Active and Reserve Component Soldiers must be recommended by their commanders.
  2. Recommended Soldiers ARE REQUIRED to have an Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) score of 240 points or higher, with a minimum of 70 points in each event due to the physical demands required in the daily hands-on exercise training sessions and a unit's physical fitness expectation of a Master Fitness Trainer (MFT).
  3. A GT score of 110 points or higher is recommended due to the rigorous academic content of the course. This course covers exercise science to include Muscular and Skeletal Anatomy, Muscle Physiology, and Kinesiology.

Graduation Requirement: There are 17 lessons, and 2 exams (70 is the minimum score). Certificates are automatically generated sent via email by Blackboard.

  1. Student must have completed MFTC, Phase 1 (dL) within 120 days of the Phase 2 (resident) start date.
  2. Active and Reserve Component Soldiers must be recommended by their commanders.
  3. An Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) with a score of 240 points or higher, with a minimum of 70 points in each event, is required for entrance into MFTC. The APFT will be administered at the start of the course.
  4. Soldiers must meet Army Height and Weight standards IAW AR 600-9. Soldiers exceeding screening table weight, as specified in Table B-1, will have body fat measured to ensure compliance.
  5. Students who are 40 years and older must provide proof of having passed a medical screening and participation in a physical readiness training program for at least 90 days prior to course start date. This is a non-waiverable prerequisite.
  6. Students with a temporary profile will not be allowed in the course. Students with a permanent profile, that prevents them from executing exercises in FM 7-22, will not be allowed to attend the course.
  7. Students with a permanent profile, that does not prevent them from executing exercises in FM 7-22, will request a waiver from the USAPFS. Upon USAPFS approval, the student can attend the course.

Graduation Requirement: The student will complete all graded requirements with a 70% minimum passing score or a "GO" (PE's, LDR PRT Assessment, MFT Oral Presentation and written exam) and attend 100 percent of the course.