Navy Fitness Standards for Males, Age 50-54

The Navy PFA Standards

Navy PFT
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What is the Navy PFA?  Navy Fitness Assessment (PFA)

An official evaluation of physical health, ability and endurance – known as the Navy Physical Fitness Assessment – is conducted twice a year throughout each service member’s Navy career. The first test is conducted during the in-processing of the military either at Recruit Training (Boot Camp) or Officer Training. Once you join the military, meeting the established fitness and health requirements is now part of your job and active duty members will receive the PFA / PRT twice a year.

Specifically, the PFA consists of a standard medical screening, a Body Composition Assessment (BCA) and the Physical Readiness Test (PRT) of pushups, situps, and a 1.5 mile run or 500yd or 500m swim.

The U.S. Navy conducts its Navy Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) twice a year for each service member. The charts below pertain to the veteran service members in the age group of 50-54.  No matter your age or rank, you will have to take part in the bi-annual PFA program. 

The Navy’s fitness assessment consists of the following exercises with specifics guidelines to performing proper repetitions:

Push-ups - The military member will lower his/her entire body until arms bend to at least 90 degrees while keeping shoulders, back, buttocks, and legs aligned and parallel to the deck in the DOWN position. Then straighten his/her arms to the UP position.  Repeat as many times as you can for two minutes.

  The pushup test is over when the military member touches knees to the floor, raises a hand or foot off the deck, or lies down completely.

Curl-ups (sit-ups) - The military member will lie on his back with feet flat on the floor, knees bent so the heels are about 10-12 inches from buttocks (DOWN POSITION).

Place hands across the chest and lift your shoulders off the deck so that your elbows can touch your legs (UP POSITION). Repeat touching elbows to legs and shoulder blades to deck for two minutes.

1.5 mile run - The run / walk consists of running or walking 1.5 miles as quickly as possible on a track, flat surface, or treadmill (with CO permission in certain situations). You may walk but you are still required to finish in a certain time so limit your walking. Leaving the area of the event is not allowed. 

OR 

Swim 500m / 500yds - However, during basic training, USNA, OCS, or ROTC training, swimming is not an option. All recruits or midshipmen who are attending their basic training are measured by performing push-ups, curl-ups (sit-ups) and running 1.5 miles. 

Prior to the test, service members receive medical evaluations and must obtain clearance to take the assessment. 

PRT Scoring

The Navy PRT score is determined by averaging the scores of the three fitness events.

For example, let's say a 52 year old male does 77 curl-ups (sit ups), 43 push-ups, and completes the 1.5 mile run in 15:45.

Looking at the male age 50-54 chart, we see that is worth 85 points for the curl-ups, 70 points for the push ups, and 55 points for the running event.

To find the average, we add the scores together, then divide by 3. 85 + 70 + 55 = 207. 207/3 = 69. This sailor would receive a PRT score of 69, which we can see on the below chart is categorized as "Good (Medium)."

To graduate boot camp, a sailor needs an overall category of "Good (Low)," which means their average in three events must be 60 points or greater.

After boot camp, to pass the periodic Navy fitness test, a sailor needs to be in the Satisfactory (Medium) category, or above, which means they must have an average score of at least 50.

POINTS ASSIGNMENT ARE:

Category

Level

Points

Outstanding

High

100

Outstanding

Medium

95

Outstanding

Low

90

Excellent

High

85

Excellent

Medium

80

Excellent

Low

75

Good

High

70

Good

Medium

65

Good

Low

60

Satisfactory

High

55

Satisfactory

Medium

50

Probationary

45

 

Basic Training Minimum Standard = 60

Navy PRT Minimum Standard = 50

 

Performance

Points

Curl-Ups

Push-Ups

1.5 Mile Run

500 Yd Swim

450 M Swim

Category

Level

Outstanding

High

100

85

64

9:35

7:15

7:05

Outstanding

Medium

95

84

62

10:15

7:45

7:35

Outstanding

Low

90

78

59

10:45

8:15

8:05

Excellent

High

85

77

53

11:30

8:45

8:35

Excellent

Medium

80

76

51

12:00

9:00

8:50

Excellent

Low

75

71

49

12:30

9:30

9:20

Good

High

70

63

43

13:15

10:15

10:05

Good

Medium

65

44

34

14:30

11:15

11:05

Good

Low

60

37

30

15:15

12:15

12:05

Satisfactory

High

55

32

25

15:45

12:45

12:35

Satisfactory

Medium

50

30

23

16:15

13:00

12:50

Probationary

45

29

19

16:45

13:45

13:35


Full PFT Scoring Tables Link

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