Physical Training Instructor

Physical Training Instructor (PTI) is a term used primarily in the British Armed Forces and British police for an instructor in physical fitness.

In the Army, there is a separate branch, such as the Army Physical Training Corps, who oversee physical training and manage military gymnasiums; and are attached to individual units. They are assisted by All Arm Physical Training Instructors (AAPTIs), who are qualified, but are not specialists, have other jobs within the unit, and are not drawn from the APTC.

PTIs in the Royal Navy are known as "club swingers" or "clubs" from the crossed clubs they wear as a rate badge. In the Army, however, the PTI badge consists of crossed swords.


Wikimedia Foundation. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Physical Training Instructor (Singapore Armed Forces) — Physical Training Instructor ( PTI ), also known as Fitness Specialist ( FS ) is a term used in the Singapore Armed Forces for an instructor in Physical Training.In the armed forces, they are usually specialists who serve with a minimum rank of… …   Wikipedia

  • Army Physical Training Corps — The Army Physical Training Corps (APTC) is the British Army corps responsible for physical fitness and physical education. Its members are all Physical Training Instructors (PTIs).The APTC was formed in 1860 as the Army Gymnastic Staff. It was… …   Wikipedia

  • training — noun 1 learning skills ADJECTIVE ▪ basic, initial, preliminary ▪ New recruits undergo six weeks basic training at the base. ▪ advanced, high level ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • Australian College of Physical Education — The Australian College of Physical Education (ACPE) is an independent specialist tertiary education institution in Sydney, Australia. The college offers degree programmes in physical education, sports coaching, health and fitness, dance education …   Wikipedia

  • Aberdeen Universities Officer Training Corps — (AUOTC) is one of 19 UOTCs in the UK, AUOTC recruits from the University of Aberdeen, Robert Gordon University and Aberdeen College.AUOTC is unique as the only UOTC where students who complete the military curriculum receive university credits… …   Wikipedia

  • United States Marine Corps Recruit Training — The Drill Instructor conducts the vast majority of training a recruit will receive. United States Marine Corps Recruit Training, commonly known as boot camp , is a program of initial training that each recruit must successfully complete in order… …   Wikipedia

  • Drill instructor — A USMC drill instructor A drill instructor is a non commissioned officer or Staff Non Commissioned Officer in the armed forces or police forces with specific duties that vary by country. In the U.S. armed forces, they are assigned the duty of… …   Wikipedia

  • Air Training Corps — Infobox Military Unit unit name=Air Training Corps role=Volunteer Youth Organisation garrison=RAFC Cranwell garrison label=Headquarters motto= Venture Adventure current commander= Air Commodore Ian R W Stewart current commander label= Cmdt AC… …   Wikipedia

  • Department of Physical Education — (DPE) Established 1846 Type Physical Education Department Department Head COL Gregory Daniels …   Wikipedia

  • Recruit training — U.S. Army recruits learn bayonet fighting skills Recruit training, more commonly known as Basic Training and colloquially called Boot Camp, is the initial indoctrination and instruction given to new military personnel, enlisted and officer.… …   Wikipedia

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.