Navy Physical Fitness Program

Navy Physical Fitness Program

The Navy's Physical Readiness Tests, which include associated height/weight/body fat measurements, are conducted twice each year for active duty and reservist sailors. It is also tested at boot camp for recruits upon arrival into the Navy. 

The test is designed to measure flexibility, muscular endurance and aerobic capacity. The Navy physical fitness test consists of a 1.5 mile run, sit-ups and push-ups. Also swimming 500m for time is an option for the 1.5 mile run once you are active duty. This is a standard PT test used by other branches and many law enforcement agencies across the United States.

PRT Scoring:

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

For example, let's say a 25 year old female does 91 curl-ups (sit ups), 26 push-ups, and completes the 1.5 mile run in 15:23. Looking at the female age 25-29 chart, we see that is worth 85 points for the curl-ups, 65 points for the push ups, and 55 points for the running event.

To find the average, we...

1) Add the Scores Together (85 65 55 = 205)

2) Then Divide by 3 (205/3 = 68)

This sailor would receive a PRT score of 68, 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:

Cagetory 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
Category Level
Outstanding High 100 105 87
Outstanding Medium 95 103 86
Outstanding Low 90 98 81
Excellent High 85 94 77
Excellent Medium 80 90 74
Excellent Low 75 87 71
Good High 70 78 64
Good Medium 65 66 55
Good Low 60 58 47
Satisfactory High 55 54 45
Satisfactory Medium 50 50 42
Probationary 45 46 37
Performance 1.5 Mile Run 500 Yd Swim 450 M Swim
Category Level
Outstanding High 8:30 6:30 6:20
Outstanding Medium 9:00 7:00 6:50
Outstanding Low 9:15 7:30 7:20
Excellent High 9:45 8:00 7:50
Excellent Medium 10:00 8:15 8:05
Excellent Low 10:30 8:45 8:35
Good High 10:45 9:30 9:20
Good Medium 11:30 10:30 10:20
Good Low 12:00 11:30 11:20
Satisfactory High 12:45 12:00 11:50
Satisfactory Medium 13:15 12:15 12:05
Probationary 13:30 13:00 12:50

The Navy SEALs, Navy SWCC, Divers, and SAR swimmers naturally have more water based fitness tests and training. See the following links on the standards and information about the schools:

- Navy SEALs
- Navy SWCC

Navy Height & Weight Chart

Only applicants not meeting the Navy weight standard for their height will be measured for body fat percentage. Male applicants measured at 22 percent body fat or less may enter the Delayed Entry Program (DEP) and ship to Recruit Training Command regardless of their weight. Female applicants measured at 33 percent body fat or less may DEP and ship regardless of their weight. Body Fat Measurements are performed according to the instructions contained in OPNAV Instruction 6110.1G - Physical Readiness Program

  Male Female
Height (inches) Navy Weight Standard (pounds) Navy Weight Standard (pounds)
58 131 131
59 136 136
60 141 141
61 145 145
62 150 149
63 155 152
64 160 156
65 165 160
66 170 163
67 175 167
68 181 170
69 186 174
70 191 177
71 196 181
72 201 185
73 206 189
74 211 194
75 216 200
76 221 205
77 226 211
78 231 216

This article should help many with finding the standards you should reach prior to joining the military. It is always recommended to never strive for the minimum physical standards when seeking a profession that requires a fit body to perhaps save your life or the lives of your comrades. If you are seeking to get back into shape and want to be as fit as one of the above military members, check with your doctor before starting any fitness program.

PT programs to train for the Navy PRT can be found at the following Military.com links:

- Pull-ups / Flexed Arm Hang
- Pushups and Sit-ups
- Running
- Swimming 

Navy Fitness Requirements:

- Navy Physical Readiness Test
- Navy Body Composition Assessment
- Navy SEAL Fitness Test
- Navy SWCC Fitness Training

Stew Smith is a former Navy SEAL and fitness author certified as a Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) with the National Strength and Conditioning Association. If you are interested in starting a workout program to create a healthy lifestyle - check out the Military.com Fitness eBook store and the Stew Smith article archive at Military.com. To contact Stew with your comments and questions, e-mail him at stew@stewsmith.com.

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