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Fitness Standards

Physical fitness is an important aspect of the daily life of every Air Force member, including ROTC cadets. Every week consists of two physical training sessions each cadet must attend. Our physical training leaders put together a challenging, yet fun program to help each cadet achieve personal fitness, and passing physical fitness assessment, required to continue in the program.

Training may consist of stretching, running, calisthenics, and other activities such as swimming, basketball, soccer, volleyball, weight training, etc.

Cadets must complete a physical fitness assessment once each semester. The assessment consists of measurements in four areas:

  • Aerobic (1.5 mile run)
  • Body composition (abdominal circumference)
  • 1 minute of Push-ups
  • 1 minute of Sit-ups

A composite score is generated from points awarded in each of these four areas. Cadet must score at least a 75 on the assessment to pass.

Cadets must also pass Body Mass Index (BMI) standards to meet major milestones in AFROTC.

Want to calculate your fitness score? Check out the official Air Force score sheets here (FITNESS CHARTS), straight from AFI36-2905.