Physical Fitness Assessment confusion

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  1. Escapist

    Escapist Member

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    Hi everybody,

    When doing the PFA to apply for the scholarship, how is it administered? I know that it is supposed to be push ups in a minute, sit ups in a minute but is it a mile or 1.5 mile run time? How long do you have to rest in between each of these? And also, is there a scoring rubric or something along those lines to see how much more i should improve?
    Currently My mile time is somewhere in the high 6's....so need improvement.
    Push ups = 53
    Sit ups = 54

    How are those scores? Im always trying to improve but i would like to know what to aim for.

    Thanks you
     
  2. k2rider

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    My daughter her had her field hockey coach administer the test. My son had his wrestling coach take care of it.

    As far as the scoring, it depends on if you're male or female but when you take the actual test in college, you have (2) minutes each for push-ups and sit-ups. The run is (2) miles.

    You can search APFT Standards to get the scoring charts.
     
  3. JakeFromWisco

    JakeFromWisco Member

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    For the AROTC Scholarship, you're required to submit a Presidential Fitness Test (1m push ups, 1m sit ups and 1 mile run).

    Your stats look great. I'm not sure if there's a scoring rubric out there. From what I know, for AROTC, they primarily want to make sure that you could successfully complete the APFT (2m push ups, 2m sit ups and 2 mile run) once you enroll in ROTC. Not sure how much weight is directly placed on the test (especially because almost anyone can submit it on your behalf, PE teacher, coach, etc). If two individuals are neck and neck for a scholarship in terms of leadership and academics however, no doubt they'll pick the one with the higher PFT.

    Good luck!
     
  4. AROTCPMS

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    You maxed out the pushups and sit-ups. You have to drop your run a bit to max that out.

    Rob Kirkland (LTC, US Army, Ret.)
    "The Insider's Guide to the Army ROTC Scholarship for High School Students and Their Parents.
     
  5. Escapist

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    Ok im confused for AROTC is it 1 minute each or 2? And I am a male. What would a good run time be? Just so i know what to work towards.
     
  6. kinnem

    kinnem Moderator

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    I thought JakeFromWisco was pretty clear and no one seems to dispute it.

    For the scholarship application its 1m push ups, 1m sit ups and 1 mile run.

    Once you are actually enrolled in AROTC its 2m push ups, 2m sit ups and 2 mile run.
     
  7. clarksonarmy

    clarksonarmy Recruiting Operations Officer at Clarkson Army

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  8. JakeFromWisco

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    A good run time would be around 6:20 or under. That's just an educated guess though. Again, the faster the better. Make sure that when you train you practice sit ups and push ups before you run. Normally I can easily run a sub-six minute mile, but that's a completely different story after a minute of sit ups and push ups.
     

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