Resiliency - Physical Fitness

Performing and excelling in physical activities that require aerobic fitness, endurance, strength, flexibility and body composition derived through exercise, nutrition and training.

Fitness Assessment

The Air Force uses an overall composite fitness score and minimum scores per component based on aerobic  fitness, body composition and muscular fitness components to determine an overall fitness. 

The assessment components are comprised of: 

· Body composition evaluated by abdominal circumference measurements 
· Aerobic component evaluated by the 1.5-mile timed run
· Muscular fitness component evaluated by the number of pushups and sit-ups completed within one minute

Members not medically cleared to complete the 1.5-mile run will be assessed through an alternative aerobic test consisting of a 1.0-mile walk as determined by the exercise physiologist/fitness program manager unless otherwise exempted. 

All components of the fitness assessment must be completed within a three-hour window on the same day. 

The body composition assessment, to include height, weight and abdominal circumference measurements, is  performed by fitness assessment cell staff and must be the first component assessed. 

The abdominal  circumference is used to obtain the body composition component score instead of the Body Mass Index, or  BMI. Height and weight are not factored into the composite score. 

The muscular fitness components, including pushups and sit-ups, may be accomplished before or after the 1.5-mile run. The 1-mile walk has to be accomplished after the abdominal circumference measurement but  before the muscular fitness components. There is a minimum three-minute rest period between components. 

Fitness assessments will be completed by fitness assessment cell staff. Where no fitness assessment cell  exists, assessments will be conducted by a certified unit fitness program manager or physical training leader.

Fitness Categories

Members testing in all four components will receive a score in one of three categories: 

Excellent: Composite score equal to or greater than 90 with all minimum components met. 

Satisfactory: Composite score of 75 - 89.99 with all minimum components met. 

Unsatisfactory: Composite score less than 75 and/or one or more minimum components not met. 

Those with exemptions testing in one to three components, will be categorized as: 

Pass: Adjusted composite score equal to or greater than 75 with all tested component minimums met. 

Fail: Adjusted composite score less than 75 and/or one or more tested component minimums not met. 

Exempt: All four components exempted.

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