Standards and Requirements

Key Documents

Air Force Physical Standards

Along with staying in good physical condition, all cadets must conform to the maximum weight and body fat standards as established by the United States Air Force.  These requirements are necessary to maintain the proper degree of professionalism and a sharp, fit appearance in uniform.

Before you can activate a scholarship offer, you will be required to meet Air Force ROTC weight and fitness standards when you arrive on campus and enroll in Air Force ROTC. If you exceed Air Force ROTC standards for body fat percentage, our scholarship offer may be withdrawn.

The table below represents the minimum and maximum allowable weights, regardless of age or sex.

Minimum and Maximum Allowable Weights

Height (Inches) Min. Weight (lbs)

Max. Weight (lbs)

58 91 131
59 94 136
60 97 141
61 100 145
62 104 150
63 107 155
64 110 160
65 114 165
66 117 170
67 121 175
68 125 180
69 128 186
70 132 191
71 136 197
72 140 202
73 144 208
74 148 214
75 152 220
76 156 225
77 160 231
78 164 237
79 168 244
80 173 250

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Air Force Fitness Standards

The Air Force Fitness Assessment (FA) is a test taken twice a year (fall and spring terms) while a cadet is enrolled in Air Force ROTC to make sure cadets maintain an acceptable level of fitness. There are three events: push-ups, sit-ups and a 1.5-mile run. Cadets who are in the General Military Course (GMC), but not on a scholarship, must attempt the test but do not have to pass. Cadets on a scholarship and cadets in the POC must pass the test each fall and spring term.

You must earn a minimum combined score of 75 points for push-ups and sit-ups and complete the run under the allotted time for your age bracket.  For information about the scoring of the FA, view the following fitness test scoring charts: Air Force FA Scoring (Male and Female)

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Air Force Enlisted Requirements

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