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 If you exceed Air Force ROTC standards for body fat percentage, our scholarship offer may be withdrawn.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 91 119
59 94 124
60 97 128
61 100 132
62 104 136
63 107 141
64 110 145
65 114 150
66 117 155
67 121 159
68 125 164
69 128 169
70 132 174
71 136 179
72 140 184
73 144 189
74 148 194
75 152 200
76 156 205
77 160 210
78 164 216
79 168 221
80 173 227

For more information about Air Force physical standards, please visit: https://www.afrotc.com/program-requirements/physical


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)

For more information about Air Force fitness standards, please visit: https://www.afrotc.com/program-requirements/fitness


Air Force Enlisted Requirements

For information about Air Force enlisted requirements to join AFROTC, visit: