Athletics are a way of life at
the Academy.

The United States Air Force Academy fields 29 different men's and women's intercollegiate sports — but that's not all. Every cadet plays on an intramural team, physical education is part of the curriculum, and physical fitness is tested each quarter. So get on your game.


Physical Fitness

As a cadet at the United States Air Force Academy, you will take physical fitness tests each semester to measure your overall strength and conditioning. Proficiency is required in both the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) and the Aerobic Fitness Test (AFT). You are required to take both the AFT and PFT each semester of your cadet career.

The fitness-testing program serves many purposes, including:

  • Promoting maximum fitness among the cadet wing
  • Developing a foundation for a lifetime of fitness
  • Recognizing cadets who excel in maintaining their personal fitness

Those members of the cadet wing who achieve the maximum point total on either the PFT or AFT belong to the prestigious 500 Club. Those few cadets who maximize their scores on both of these belong to the exclusive 1000 Club.

Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

The first component of the Academy’s fitness testing regimen is the Physical Fitness Test. The PFT is scored as follows:

Event Men Women
Mean Max Mean Max
Pull-Ups 12 21 3 8
Long Jump 7’7″ 8’0″ 6’3″ 7’2″
Crunches 71 95 71 95
Push-Ups 48 72 29 48
600-Yard Run 1:53 1:35 2:12 1:53

Aerobic Fitness Test (AFT)

The second component of the Academy’s fitness testing regimen is the Aerobic Fitness Test. The AFT is scored as follows:

Event Men Women
  Mean Max Mean Max
1.5-Mile Run 11:15 7:45 13:31 8:55

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