Mississippi Valley State University

September 17, 2014

Physical Fitness Training

US Army Physical Fitness Training

The Army Physical Fitness program has two factors the weigh-in and the Physical Fitness Test. The APFT is a three-event physical performance test used to assess endurance. It is a simple way to measure your physical strengths, abilities, and cardio-respiratory fitness. The intent of the APFT is to provide a baseline assessment regardless of your Military Occupational Specialty. The APFT is to be taken at least three per semesterĀ and you must be able to meet the minimum standards to be eligible for contracting and scholarship consideration.

The three PFT events are two minutes of push-ups, two minutes of sit-ups, and a timed 2-mile run. Your results from each event are assigned a score. To pass you must Score 180 points or higher with at least 60 points in each event. Your age, gender and the amount of repetitions or time elapsed for each event determines your score. Unlike other military endurance tests the APFT is normally performed in normal workout gear and running shoes.

Delta Company conducts physical fitness training three times per week from 6:00am until 7:00am. These training events are primarily for the cadets but opened to anyone desiring to train with us.

Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays

6:00am - 7:00am