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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.

All recruits arriving at the Navy's boot-camp will complete an initial 1.5 mile run. Male recruits must complete the run in 16 minutes 10 seconds or less, the female recruits in 18 minutes 37 seconds or less. If a recruit fails the first attempt, then they must retest within 48 hours. If a recruit fails the retest, the recruit will be discharged with an entry level separation.

Your Recruiter will supply you with a Navy Recruiting approved "Fitness and Nutrition Guide" to help, but will not 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 of your personal physician.

Getting physically ready for Navy boot-camp is a challenge you must take seriously, keeping your safety in mind. The big thing about working out is progression. If you pace yourself when you're starting out, then you will be better off, rather than just trying to become the Physical Training (PT) king right off the bat. It all depends on your current physical condition as to how much you may want to exert yourself, but as they say, "no pain, no gain!"

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.

The chart below is the actual Physical Readiness Test (PRT) requirements for members of the United States Navy. It should be used as a guide by you to ensure you meet the minimum fitness requirements of those serving. To graduate Navy boot-camp, an overall score of a Satisfactory - Medium must be obtained for your age group.

The Navy has released an iPhone Application for fitness, per NAVADMIN 169/12

Navy Male & Female Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Charts

Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Chart for Males: 17-19 Years of Age.
Performance LevelPointsCurl-upsPush-ups1.5-mile run
Maximum100109928:15
Outstanding90102869:00
Excellent7590769:45
Good60625111:00
Satisfactory Medium 50 54 46 12:15
Probationary455042 12:45
Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Chart for Females: 17-19 Years of Age.
Performance LevelPointsCurl-upsPush-ups1.5-mile run
Maximum100109519:29
Outstanding901024711:30
Excellent75904212:30
Good60622413:30
Satisfactory Medium 50 54 20 14:45
Probationary45501915:00
Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Chart for Males: 20-24 Years of Age.
Performance LevelPointsCurl-upsPush-ups1.5-mile run
Maximum100105878:30
Outstanding9098819:15
Excellent75877110:30
Good60584712:00
Satisfactory Medium 50 50 42 13:15
Probationary45463713:30
Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Chart for Females: 20-24 Years of Age.
Performance LevelPointsCurl-upsPush-ups1.5-mile run
Maximum100105489:47
Outstanding90984411:30
Excellent75873913:15
Good60582114:15
Satisfactory Medium 50 50 17 15:15
Probationary45461615:30
Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Chart for Males: 25-29 Years of Age.
Performance LevelPointsCurl-upsPush-ups1.5-mile run
Maximum100101848:55
Outstanding9095779:38
Excellent75846710:52
Good60544412:53
Satisfactory Medium 50 47 38 13:45
Probationary45433414:00
Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Chart for Females: 25-29 Years of Age.
Performance LevelPointsCurl-upsPush-ups1.5-mile run
Maximum1001014610:17
Outstanding90954311:45
Excellent75843713:23
Good60541914:53
Satisfactory Medium 50 47 15 15:45
Probationary45431316:08
Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Chart for Males: 30-34 Years of Age.
Performance LevelPointsCurl-upsPush-ups1.5-mile run
Maximum10098809:20
Outstanding90927410:00
Excellent75816411:15
Good60514113:45
Satisfactory Medium 50 44 35 14:15
Probationary45403114:30
Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Chart for Females: 30-34 Years of Age.
Performance LevelPointsCurl-upsPush-ups1.5-mile run
Maximum100984410:46
Outstanding90924112:00
Excellent75813513:30
Good60511715:30
Satisfactory Medium 50 44 13 16:15
Probationary45401116:45
Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Chart for Males: 35-39 Years of Age.
Performance LevelPointsCurl-upsPush-ups1.5-mile run
Maximum10095 769:25
Outstanding90 887010:08
Excellent75786011:23
Good60473714:08
Satisfactory Medium 50 40 33 14:45
Probationary4537 2715:00
Physical Readiness Test (PRT) Chart for Females: 35-39 Years of Age.
Performance LevelPointsCurl-upsPush-ups1.5-mile run
Maximum100954310:51
Outstanding9088 3912:08
Excellent75 783413:45
Good60471415:53
Satisfactory Medium 50 40 11 16:38
Probationary4537 917:00

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

Date Page Modified: September 13, 2019.

Information extrapolated from "OPNAV Instruction 6110.1J - Navy Physical Readiness Program"; COMNAVCRUITCOMINST 1130.8K (CH-3), signed Sep. 5, 2019; and the Navy Recruiting Command Program Fitness and Nutrition Guide.

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