The Physical Fitness Exam (PFE) is a measure of your physical aptitude. It consists of three elements worth a maximum score of 100 points each and must be administered in the following sequence:
- Cadence Push-Ups (Audio file)
- Two-Minute Sit-Ups
- 1.5 Mile Run
A minimum score of 130 points is required for admission to the Academy. A score form will be available for download when you apply to the Academy online. You can download the PFE Instruction Manual to help you prepare now for the exam. Please be aware that this is different from the Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA) and must be completed separately.
If you would like advice on how to prepare physically for the Academy, download the Physical Fitness Guide. You should always consult your physician before starting a physical fitness program.
IMPORTANT: The PFE will be administered during the first week of Swab Summer. Cadets who fail to score at least 130 points will be disenrolled. Cadets who fail to score 165 points at the end of Swab Summer will be placed on Fitness Probation and receive remedial physical training. Cadets who fail to score 165 points by the end of their first semeseter will normally be disenrolled.