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Naval JROTC Core 1,2 (4521, 4522)

Grade Range:
 Ninth-grade standing
 Course duration:
 Two semesters
Subject area in which graduation credit will be given:
 Physical Education/Military Science
Course Description:
 Naval Science 1. This is the first in a series of four NJROTC courses. It may be taken in grades 9, 10, 11, or 12.

This course includes a physical education component. Students participate in moderate to vigorous physical activity; apply the principles of exercise to challenging physical activities; identify and achieve levels of excellence in physical fitness beyond the state fitness standards. They meet or exceed high school physical education content standards 1–3. Students receive instruction in the following eight content areas: (1) effects of physical activity upon dynamic health; (2) mechanics of body movement; (3) aquatics; (4) gymnastics and tumbling; (5) individual and dual sports; (6) rhythms and dance; (7) team sports; and (8) combatives/self-defense.

Students will be evaluated in each of the following subject areas:

  • Introduction to the NJROTC course
  • Leadership/Followership
  • Citizenship
  • Foundations of our government
  • Navy ships
  • Naval Aviation
  • NJROTC uniform program
  • NJROTC rates/ranks; U.S. Navy rates/ranks
  • Military customs, courtesies, etiquette, and ceremonies
  • Introduction to military drill
  • Health education
  • Physical fitness and exercise
  • First aid
  • Orienteering
  • Chain of command
  • Orders to the sentry
Basic Texts and Teaching Guides:
 Naval Science 1, Introduction to the Navy JROTC, Pearson Education, Inc., 2017
Cadet Field Manual for the Navy Junior Reserve Officers Training Corps (NJROTC), 11th Edition, Naval Service Training Command CD3, NAVEDTRA 37116-K, 2018
NJROTC Cadet Reference Manual, 3rd Edition, Naval Service Training Command CD3, 2018