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Navy DEP Physical Fitness Standards

Initial Navy Fitness Assessment (IFA)

Future Sailors must be physically prepared for the rigors of boot-camp. Too much training time is lost because prospective Sailors arrive at boot-camp without the minimum level of strength and endurance. The responsibility of ensuring you meet the standards is yours. To ensure you meet the standards when you arrive at boot-camp, adopt a healthy lifestyle which promotes proper nutrition and daily exercise.

Preparing for the Navy's Fitness Standards

All recruits arriving at the Navy's boot-camp will complete an initial baseline fitness assessment. The assessment will include a 1.5 mile run, push-ups, and planks. Male recruits must complete the run within 16 minutes 10 seconds, the female recruits in 18 minutes 37 seconds or less.

Navy Boot-Camp Initial Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA)
Gender Age Forearm Planks Push-ups 1.5-mile run
Male 17-19 2x30 seconds 46 16:10
Female 17-19 2x30 seconds 20 18:37
Male 20-24 2x30 seconds 42 16:10
Female 20-24 2x30 seconds 17 18:37

If a recruit fails the first attempt, they will be allowed additional opportunities to pass which may lead to a delay in training. If a recruit continually fails, the recruit will likely be discharged with an RE-8 reenlistment code.

Getting physically ready for Navy boot-camp is a challenge you must take seriously while keeping your safety in mind. The big thing about working out is progression. Set personal fitness goals, and develop a plan to achieve them. Attempting to start boot-camp unprepared physically can lead to injury. The earlier you commit yourself to preparation, the better off you will be.

Under no circumstances will any Navy representative lead or conduct any physical activity with you before the following actions are completed:

Participating in a physical fitness program while in the Delayed Entry Program (DEP) is strictly voluntary.

To help prepare for boot-camp, the Recruiter will supply you with a Navy Recruiting approved "Fitness and Nutrition Guide." Your recruiter cannot promote specific diet plans to reduce the possibility of the Navy becoming liable for any ill effects suffered in response to various diet plans. If you need a diet plan to get yourself within the height and weight standards, obtain the guidance from your personal physician.

Navy Male & Female Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Charts

The following charts are Physical Readiness Test (PRT) requirements Planks, Push-ups, and the 1.5 mile run for Sailors serving in the United States Navy. In order to graduate Navy boot-camp, a minimum PRT score of "Satisfactory Medium" must be achieved for your age group.

Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Chart for Males: 17-19 Years of Age.
Performance LevelPoints Forearm PlanksPush-ups 1.5-mile run
Maximum100 3:4092 8:15
Outstanding90 3:3086 9:00
Excellent75 3:1076 9:45
Good60 2:1051 11:00
Satisfactory Medium 50 1:30 46 12:15
Probationary45 1:1042 12:45
Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Chart for Females: 17-19 Years of Age.
Performance LevelPointsForearm PlanksPush-ups 1.5-mile run
Maximum100 3:40 51 9:29
Outstanding90 3:30 47 11:30
Excellent75 3:10 42 12:30
Good60 2:10 24 13:30
Satisfactory Medium 50 1:30 20 14:45
Probationary45 1:10 19 15:00
Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Chart for Males: 20-24 Years of Age.
Performance LevelPointsForearm PlanksPush-ups 1.5-mile run
Maximum100 3:3587 8:30
Outstanding90 3:2581 9:15
Excellent75 3:0571 10:30
Good60 2:0547 12:00
Satisfactory Medium 50 1:25 42 13:15
Probationary45 1:0537 13:30
Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Chart for Females: 20-24 Years of Age.
Performance LevelPointsForearm PlanksPush-ups 1.5-mile run
Maximum100 3:35 48 9:47
Outstanding90 3:25 44 11:30
Excellent75 3:05 39 13:15
Good60 2:05 21 14:15
Satisfactory Medium 50 1:25 17 15:15
Probationary45 1:05 16 15:30
Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Chart for Males: 25-29 Years of Age.
Performance LevelPointsForearm PlanksPush-ups 1.5-mile run
Maximum100 3:30 84 8:55
Outstanding90 3:20 77 9:38
Excellent75 3:00 67 10:52
Good60 2:00 44 12:53
Satisfactory Medium 50 1:20 38 13:45
Probationary45 1:00 34 14:00
Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Chart for Females: 25-29 Years of Age.
Performance LevelPointsForearm PlanksPush-ups 1.5-mile run
Maximum100 3:30 46 10:17
Outstanding90 3:20 43 11:45
Excellent75 3:00 37 13:23
Good60 2:00 19 14:53
Satisfactory Medium 50 1:20 15 15:45
Probationary45 1:00 13 16:08
Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Chart for Males: 30-34 Years of Age.
Performance LevelPointsForearm PlanksPush-ups 1.5-mile run
Maximum100 3:25 80 9:20
Outstanding90 3:15 74 10:00
Excellent75 2:55 64 11:15
Good60 1:55 41 13:45
Satisfactory Medium 50 1:15 35 14:15
Probationary45 0:55 31 14:30
Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Chart for Females: 30-34 Years of Age.
Performance LevelPointsForearm PlanksPush-ups 1.5-mile run
Maximum100 3:25 44 10:46
Outstanding90 3:15 41 12:00
Excellent75 2:55 35 13:30
Good60 1:55 17 15:30
Satisfactory Medium 50 1:15 13 16:15
Probationary45 0:55 11 16:45
Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Chart for Males: 35-39 Years of Age.
Performance LevelPointsForearm PlanksPush-ups 1.5-mile run
Maximum100 3:20 76 9:25
Outstanding90 3:10 70 10:08
Excellent75 2:50 60 11:23
Good60 1:50 37 14:08
Satisfactory Medium 50 1:10 33 14:45
Probationary45 0:50 27 15:00
Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Chart for Females: 35-39 Years of Age.
Performance LevelPointsForearm PlanksPush-ups 1.5-mile run
Maximum100 3:20 43 10:51
Outstanding90 3:10 39 12:08
Excellent75 2:50 34 13:45
Good60 1:50 14 15:53
Satisfactory Medium 50 1:10 11 16:38
Probationary45 0:50 9 17:00
Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Chart for Males: 40-44 Years of Age.
Performance LevelPointsForearm PlanksPush-ups 1.5-mile run
Maximum100 3:15 72 9:30
Outstanding90 3:05 67 10:15
Excellent75 2:45 56 11:45
Good60 1:45 34 14:30
Satisfactory Medium 50 1:05 29 15:15
Probationary45 0:45 24 15:30
Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Chart for Females: 40-44 Years of Age.
Performance LevelPointsForearm PlanksPush-ups 1.5-mile run
Maximum100 3:15 41 10:56
Outstanding90 3:05 37 12:15
Excellent75 2:45 32 14:00
Good60 1:45 12 16:15
Satisfactory Medium 50 1:05 9 17:00
Probationary45 0:45 7 17:15

Steps used to determine your overall score;

  1. Determine the points you achieved for each event.
  2. Add the points for each individual event.
  3. Divide the total points by three to get an average.
  4. Assign performance category-level.

Navy DEP Physical Training Injury

Navy Delayed Entry Program (DEP) members injured while participating in supervised DEP physical exercise programs, including the initial fitness assessment (IFA), physical readiness test (PRT) and physical screening test (PST), may use naval medical and dental facilities when granted Secretary of the Navy designee status. These members may not be authorized to use civilian health care under the TRICARE program. Requests for consideration as a potential designee will be submitted to Chief, Bureau of Medicine and Surgery via Navy Recruiting Command. Include sufficient information concerning the injury and the circumstance under which the injury occurred to show cause for approval. The Secretary’s discretionary authority is exercised most conservatively; favorable action is usually taken on requests involving instances wherein the treatment is in the best interest of the patient, the Navy, and the government. The mere need of medical care alone will not support approval of such a request.

Date Page Modified: August 16, 2021.

The United States Navy Delayed Entry Program (DEP) physical fitness preparation and Physical Readiness Test (PRT) charts. Information extrapolated from "OPNAV Instruction 6110.1J - Navy Physical Readiness Program"; COMNAVCRUITCOMINST 1130.8L, signed June 30, 2021; and the Navy Recruiting Command Program Fitness and Nutrition Guide.

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