Navy Fitness Standards for Males, Age 50-54

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The U.S. Navy conducts its Navy Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) twice a year for each service member. The first PFA occurs during Recruit Training, otherwise known as Boot Camp. Of course, service members who are age 50+ have long passed that hurdle. 

The Navy’s fitness assessment consists of push-ups, curl-ups (sit-ups), and either running or swimming. However, during basic training, swimming is not an option.

All boot camp recruits are measured by performing push-ups, curl-ups (sit-ups) and running 1 1/2 miles. 

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

PRT Scoring

The Navy PFT 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

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