Fitness Requirements

SCHOLARSHIP CADETS

If you are currently an Air Force ROTC cadet, before you can be eligible for a scholarship, you’ll be required to meet Air Force ROTC weight and fitness standards. If you exceed the fitness standards for body mass index and are on scholarship, your scholarship offer may be withdrawn.


NON-SCHOLARSHIP CADETS

If you do not meet Air Force ROTC weight and fitness standards, you can still participate in the program as a non-scholarship cadet. However, you will be expected to work toward meeting the standards and must do so if you want to commission as an officer in the Air Force.

Your weight must fall within the minimum and maximum allowable standards
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Results are free from age or sex.

Minimum and Maximum Allowable Weight
Height (FT) Minimum Weight (lbs) Maximum Weight (lbs)
4' 10" 91 119
4' 11" 94 124
5' 0" 97 128
5' 1" 100 132
5' 2" 104 136
5' 3" 107 141
5' 4" 110 145
5' 5" 114 150
5' 6" 117 155
5' 7" 121 159
5' 8" 125 164
5' 9" 128 169
5' 10" 132 174
5' 11" 136 179
6' 0" 140 184
6' 1" 144 189
6' 2" 148 194
6' 3" 152 200
6' 4" 156 205
6' 5" 160 210
6' 6" 164 216
6' 7" 168 221
6' 8" 173 227
Physical Fitness Test

The Physical Fitness Test (PFT) is taken twice a year (fall and spring semesters) to ensure cadets meet Air Force fitness requirements.

Cadets who are in the General Military Course (GMC), but not on a scholarship, must attempt the test but do not have to pass.

Cadets on a scholarship and cadets in the Professional Officer Course (POC) must pass the test each fall and spring term.

Air Force Fitness Test Scoring Chart

The Assessment Consists Of:
  • An abdominal measurement
  • One minute of push-ups
  • One minute of sit-ups
  • 1.5-mile run

There is a rest period of up to five minutes in between events. You must earn at least 75 points overall and meet the minimum requirements in each category.

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