Physical fitness is a key component in the development of an Air Force officer and should never be taken lightly. As a minimum, the Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) will be officially administered to all cadets by a cadre member no later than 30 days into the term (fall/spring) to allow ample time for re-test of failures. The cadre will ensure all cadets are physically and mentally able to take the PFA before it is administered, to preclude challenges in the event of failures due to cadets not voicing valid health concerns prior to test administration.
The PFA comprises the MANDATORY physical fitness standards required by AFROTC to:
- Activate or retain an AFROTC scholarship
- Meet the POC Selection Program (PSP) Board
- Attend Field Training (FT)
- Successfully complete FT
- Remain in good standing as a Professional Officer Course (POC) cadet through commissioning.
The PFA is comprised of four events, which will be performed in the following order:
- Abdominal Circumference
- 1.5 mile run
There are three-minute rest periods between each event. The sit-ups and push-ups have a one-minute time limit. You must get a minimum score of 75 to pass the PFA.