Army School of Physical Training

History

  • 1. Physical Training School was raised at Ambala and shifted same year to Chaklala.
  • 2. Relocated to Toba Camp in 1948.
  • 3. Shifted to present location with the name of Army School of Mountain Warfare and Physical Training.
  • 4. In 1988, Snow Warfare Course was assign to Army High Altitude School, Mountain and Liaison Officer remained with Army School Mountain Warfare and Physical Training.
  • 5. In 2000, Mountain and Liaison Officer Courses also shifted to Army High Altitude School and School was renamed as Army School of Physical Training.
  • 6. Adventure and Unarmed Combat & Bayonet Fighting Courses were introduced in 2001.

Location

The Army School of Physical Training is located at Kakul about 9 kms away from Abbottabad (Pakistan). The nearest Railway Station is Havelian, which is 24 kms from the School. There is a regular Taxi service from Havelian to Abbottabad to Upper Kakul. Troop Bus for the Army personnel is also available on this route for all trains.

Being a Hill Station, Abbottabad is very cold in winter and sometimes the minimum temperature drops to zero. Snowfall is a common feature from December to February. During summer it rains heavily and the temperature seldom rises above 30° C. Abbottabad enjoys a very healthy climate throughout the year.


Educational Philosophy

Major effort goes in to train officers and men in Basic and Advance Physical Training. We produce instructors for the units and training institutions of the Pakistan Army. The best facilities of the country are available for Physical Training. We run adventure sports oriented courses i.e. Hang Gliding, Para Gliding, Water Sports (Water Skiing, Wind Surfing), Fencing and Archery for volunteer officers and men of the Armed Forces. We are the flag bearer of the above adventure sports.


The Faculty

During the courses run in the school, Officers/ Junior Commissioned Officers and Non Commissioned Officers undergo training evaluation process; best out of them selected, depending on their performance, are recommended as instructors in school.


The Courses

  • Master Fitness Instructor Course (MFIC)
    • Duration - 11 Weeks
    • Intake Strength - 25 x Officers and 250 x Non Commission Officer / Soldiers
    • Frequency - 2 Courses Per Year

  • Unarmed Combat & Bayonet Fighting Course (UCBC)
    • Duration - 8 Weeks
    • Intake Strength - 130 x Non Commission Officer / Soldiers
    • Frequency - 2 Courses Per Year

  • Advance Unarmed Combat & Bayonet Fighting Course (Adv UCBC)
    • Duration - 6 Weeks
    • Intake Strength - 85 x Non Commission Officer / Soldiers
    • Frequency - 2 Courses Per Year

  • Para Gliding Course (PGC)
    • Duration - 2 Weeks
    • Intake Strength
      • For Army Para Gliding Course - 40 x Officers, Junior Commission Officers and Soldiers
      • For Pakistan Military Academy - 75 x Pakistan Military Academy Para Gliding Course Cadets
      • For Unarmed Combat & Bayonet - 25 x Best students of Advance Fighting Course, Para Gliding Unarmed Combat & Bayonet Course Fighting Course
      • For Civilian Para Gliding Course - As per demand
    • Frequency - 2 Courses Per Year

  • Hang Gliding Course (HGC)
    • Duration - 3 Weeks
    • Intake Strength - 40 x Non Commission Officer / Soldiers
    • Frequency - 2 Courses Per Year

  • Power Gliding Course
    • Duration - 2 Weeks
    • Intake Strength - 40 x Non Commission Officer / Soldiers
    • Frequency - 2 Courses Per Year

  • Sports Coaching Courses
    • Duration - 3 Weeks
    • Intake Strength - 34 x Non Commission Officer / Soldiers
    • Frequency - 6 Courses Per Year
    • Courses - Hockey, Volleyball, Football, Handball, Kabadi, Swimming, Karate, Athletics, Wrestling, Basketball, Baseball, Taekwondo, Judo, Boxing and Karate

  • Water Sports Course (WSC)
    • Duration - 1 Weeks
    • Intake Strength - 30 x Officers / Junior Commission Officer / Soldiers
    • Courses - 2 x Courses for Students ex Advance Unarmed Combat & Bayonet Fighting Course and 1 x Army Water Sports course per year
    • Facilities Available - Water skiing, Knee Boarding, Wind Surfing, Para Sailing, Jet Ski, Speed Boat, Banana Boat

Selection Criteria

  • Master Fitness Instructor Course (MFIC)
    • Age below 30 years for Non Commission Officers and 26 years for Soldiers
    • 3.2 Kilo Meter in 14 Minutes
    • 40 Push Ups in 2 Minutes
    • 45 Sit Ups in 2 Minutes
    • 8 Chin Ups
    • Medical Fit and Category A

  • Unarmed Combat & Bayonet Fighting Course (UCBC)
    • Maximum age 30 Years
    • Preferably Physical Training Course qualified
    • Volunteer

  • Advance Unarmed Combat & Bayonet Fighting Course (Adv UCBC)
    • Students are selected on their performance in Basic Unarmed Combat & Bayonet Fighting Course

  • Sports Coaching Courses
    • Must have represented Division team in the Zonal Championship
    • Ex Army / National / International players be preferred


Extra-Curricular Activities

Recreational facilities of indoor and outdoor games like, squash, gymnastics, weight training, badminton, tennis, football, hockey, handball, basketball, volleyball and hiking are available next to the living accommodation of officers and men.


Foreign Training

Afghanistan Bangladesh Iraq Jordan Lebanon Libya Malaysia Malawi
Maldives Mayammar Nepal Nigeria Omman Palestine Saudia Arabia Sri Lanka
South Africa Sudan Turkmenistan Turkey Uganda Zimbabwe

Campus

  • Training Ground
  • Gymnasium Hall
  • Class Rooms
  • Foreign Officers Quarters
  • Officer Students Living Accommodation
  • Junior Commissioned Officers/ Soldiers living accommodation
  • Cinema Hall

Conclusion

It is indeed an opportunity to train oneself and at the same time explore and unveil the beautiful valleys and mountains of Pakistan. Students from allied countries like USA, France, Italy, Sri Lanka, Malaysia, Maldives, Sudan, Sweden and Germany have already joined our courses and expeditions. We believe in imparting best possible training, providing maximum facilities and comfort.