NROTC Applicant Fitness Assessment

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  1. Sigma4

    Sigma4 New Member

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    I was reviewing the NROTC Application instruction and I discovered the Applicant Fitness Assessment. What is this and when will it be conducted? Does it affect one's scholarship chances, like a CFA for a service academy? I'm not concerned about my fitness level, I am just a little confused on what I need to do for this aspect of the application. Also, I spoke with an officer at a local unit and he stated that there is NOT a fitness exam for Navy, unlike the other branches.
     
  2. navymomwannabe

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    As of last year's application, there is not a fitness exam for navy NROTC application but there is for marines NROTC application. However, once accepted you will have to perform a physical test at the start of the fall term.
     
  3. kinnem

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    +1 to Navymomwannabe. If you are applying for Marine Option the assessment will be the Marine Corps Physical Fitness Test (PFT), which is usually administered by a Sargent in conjunction with the interview. You can google this and see what the events are and how it's scored. You would probably need to score at least at 250-260 but I'm just surmising. The closer you can be to 300 the better. The Marines love their PFT! Good luck! :thumb:
     
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    Hence the "as of last year" preface on my reply. :) I think the fitness test is a good idea too. DS did the CFA last year but I know that is not shared with NROTC.
     
  7. USMCGrunt

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    Oldsalt has it right. This is "new" for the 2014 applicant. It is stated in several spots. This excerpt is from the Candidate Instructions and Checklist pdf found here: http://www.nrotc.navy.mil/pdfs/NROT...Instructions - Application Year 2104-2015.pdf

    Note that the Marine Option candidates take a test administered by a recruiter whereas the Navy Options just need someone to sign off on a test (coach, PE teacher?).

    "Fitness Assessment Marine Option applicants must conduct a Physical Fitness test with you recruiter. Navy and Nurse Option applicants must conduct an NROTC Applicant Fitness Assessment and provide your scores to your recruiter/coordinator.

    Details of the fitness assessments can be found at the following link:
    https://www.nrotc.navy.mil/physical_requirements.aspxon the NROTC scholarshipship site. "
     
  8. chud182

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    The bottom of the score sheet says to return it to the Local Navy Recruiter. Is this the same group of guys at the local mall trying to get people to enlist or does this mean something different in this case?
     
  9. USMAROTCFamily

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    No, this is the recruitment office where a recruiter works specifically with NROTC scholarship applicants. There is a difference. There goal is NOT to recruit you to enlist in the Navy. There are links within the application material that can direct you to the proper person. Often times, they will reach out to you as they see your application packet being worked on, as well. They have access to them electronically.
     

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