Physical Assesment?

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  1. hardknock96

    hardknock96 Member

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    I know for ROTC and USMA the physical standards are different. I know the USMA uses the CFA. Does ROTC use the standard Army PFT test? If so my experience with it is the Army times a candidate for two minutes for the push ups and sit ups. Is this true?

    My stats for the APFT
    2 minutes:65 pushups
    2 minutes: 85 crunches
    2 mile: 12:00
     
  2. Biker

    Biker Parent of AROTC Nurse Cadet

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    If you are asking about the ROTC application process, then no, the ARMY ROTC uses the PFA (Physical Fitness Assesment). It consits of 1 min push ups, 1 minute curl ups, and 1mile run.
     
  3. hardknock96

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    APFT test

    What would be ideal scores for the APFT. According to the parmeters you mentioned.....

    pushups 1 minute: 50
    curlups 1 minute:60
    mile:5:19
     
  4. Biker

    Biker Parent of AROTC Nurse Cadet

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    Those scores look very good, but I'm not sure what is "ideal" for the PFA. I don't think I ever saw a chart or scoring system for the PFA. And also, I have a DD that applied this past year (and received Army and Navy nursing offers) so her numbers are of course different from yours (I'm assuming you are a male).

    Good luck.
     
  5. sheriff3

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    Here is the link to the AFPT calculator:

    http://apftcalculator.com/

    You need a 180 to contract. Based on your first post your score is 292.

    Keep in mind your PU and SU form need to be proper. When DS did his first PT test to contract his SU and PU were counted by the Sgt. Major who was a stickler for form... he passed with a 243 I believe.
     
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  6. Pima

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    Heed sheriff's point about form.

    Ever late Aug/early Sept this forum is filled with anecdotal posts about how many kids in their unit failed the PT exam on their first shot out.
    ~ Granted some failed because they enjoyed summer and never worked out, but many failed due to form.

    Our DS was AFROTC. His job in the det. was PT flight instructor. They watched the form for all incoming like hawks. If the form was not correct it did not count and the cadet wasted not only time, but energy too.

    Just bewrare if you take shortcuts on the PFA, than never stop working out until you get there.

    My other advice is this board is riddled with excuses for poor scores, it was raining, I was injured, up late doing hw, etc. You have complete control over this aspect. Take control. Run in the rain, because in ROTC you will! Delay if you are injured until you are healed.

    Good luck
     

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