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Classes typically convene the first working day in January and July and run approximately 6 months graduating the first or second week of June and December respectively. For an exact schedule Click Here and type in Undersea Medical Officer and click on B-6A-2200, then click on the "Schedules" link. For more information contact the UMOC Program Manager HERE.
Students preparing for Undersea Medicine training should begin an active DAILY workout program with emphasis placed on building upper body strength and endurance. Swimming should be included in the training program with emphasis on breaststroke, sidestroke, and finning. A typical daily Physical Training (PT) regimen for Undersea Medical Officer Candidates (UMOCs) includes at a minimum 100 push-ups, 40-60 pull-ups, 100 flutter-kicks, abdominal crunches, squats, shoulder exercises, and a one-to three-mile run.
Students are encouraged to purchase a pair of all black fins (two recommended models are the Scuba Pro Jet Fins or Rocket Fins) and practice finning 1000 yards within 22 minutes, wearing mask & snorkel, prior to reporting to NUMI. Do yourself a favor and buy a good pair of running shoes to help reduce foot, ankle, and leg injuries! One pair of good running shoes is required; two pairs are recommended.
Students must be able to pass the Navy Dive Physical Screening Test (PST) prior or they will not be allowed to attend the diving phase of the training. The standards are as follows :
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