PT Requirements

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  1. B4IDO

    B4IDO New Member

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    Hello and thanks everyone for some very informative topics which are very much appreciated.
    My question is what are the PT requirements for first year ROTC qualifying. Are they similar to the Service Academy requirements?
    My DS has been training very hard this summer both physically and mentally to prepare for the upcoming school year. Any info would be helpful.
     
  2. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    If your DS has already been awarded a scholarship, then he must pass the APFT among several other requirements in order to validate (get paid) the scholarship. This is different from the CFA which is required for Service Academies.

    The APFT consists of 2 minutes of pushups, 2 minutes of sit ups, and a 2 mile run.

    Here are the details, from the University of San Diego Army ROTC website:
    The Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT) is designed to test the muscular strength/endurance and cardiovascular respiratory fitness of soldiers in the United States Army. Soldiers are given a score based on their performance in three events consisting of the push-up (PU), sit-up (SU), and a two-mile run. Possible scores range from 0 to 100 points in each event. A passing score is a total of 180 or higher with a minimum score of 60 in each event.

    Note: Just passing at 180 is NOT considered good as many cadets hit close to 300.

    Source: (An age-based standards chart is available on the website)
    https://www.sandiego.edu/soles/academics/army-rotc/requirements.php

    Here is a video:
     
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    B4IDO New Member

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    Thanks for the info. My DS has been awarded a scholarship just curious about the requirements. Just trying to be the best he can be for the AFPT.
     
  4. AROTC-dad

    AROTC-dad Moderator 5-Year Member

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    Just remember that he just needs to pass to validate. There will be plenty of time to improve the score over the next four years.
     
  5. EDelahanty

    EDelahanty 5-Year Member

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    Also, unlike the tuition payment and textbook reimbursement, the monthly stipend is not retroactive.
     
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    B4IDO New Member

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    Another quick question if you do not mind, is the format for taking the AFPT consisting of a timed period whereas you have a certain period of time between each exercise event? Thank you for your info.
     
  7. turtlerunnernc

    turtlerunnernc Member

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    I want to say I recall hearing there was 10 min between. I'm sure someone here will know for certain.
     
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