Fitness Standards

In addition to meeting the fitness and medical standards found here, cadets must complete the Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) once each semester. The assessment consists of measurements in four areas:

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

A composite score is generated from points awarded in each of these four areas. Cadets must score at least a 75 on the assessment to pass. Det 009 cadets typically score at least a 90 on the PFA. Non-scholarship cadets are required to attempt the PFA once each semester, but are not initially required to pass. Scholarship cadets are required to pass the PFA each semester.

Want to calculate your fitness score? Check out the official Air Force score sheets here.