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Grandfathered Spaatz Fitness

Available through 31 July 2018:

The Spaatz fitness test was updated in February 2018 to align withe the United States Air Force Academy Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA).  So as not to change horses midstream for cadets who've been working towards the "old" fitness standards for their entire cadet career, candidates may use the previous version of the CPFT to meet their Spaatz fitness test through July 2018.  


A cadet physical fitness test, which is scored pass or fail. This is where exam administrators have the most work to do. Your role is to put the cadet through the sit and reach, curl ups, push ups, and a  mile run. Please allow the cadet to do the events in whatever order he or she desires. Have some cold water ready. Orally announce lap times or repetition times for the various events. Give the cadet all the encouragement you can. When the cadet has completed the test, please upload scores for the record.

Pass the mile run, plus 2 of the 3 other events in the cadet physical fitness test, as shown below:

Males Aged: 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17+
Sit & Reach 28 29 29 30 33 34 36 40
Curl Ups 41 43 47 50 52 53 51 51
Push Ups  20 24 27 35 36 39 40 49
Mile Run  8:19 8:00 7:41 7:11 6:45 6:38 6:25 6:23


Females Aged: 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17+
Sit & Reach 31 32 34 36 38 41 39 40
Curl Ups  37  39  41  42  43  44  41 40
Push Ups 18 17 18 19 19 19 21 23
Mile Run  10:08 9:44 9:15 8:49 8:36 8:40 8:50 8:52


Some FAQs about the fitness test:

Q:  If a cadet has a medical situation, what events do I administer?
A:  Administer the events that the cadet can do and ensure the cadet forwards the physician's note to NHQ will verify that whatever exemptions the cadet requested were properly authorized.

Q:  The CPFT is graded pass / fail. But the normal rule is also called "run plus 2 out of 3." So, can a cadet fail one exercise and still pass?
A:  Yes. A cadet could fail the curl up, for example, but pass the sit and reach and push up and a running event and still earn an overall pass.

Q:  If a cadet previously failed the CPFT, what portions do I re-administer?
A:  You re-administer the whole CPFT from scratch. If the cadet passed the mile on the first attempt, for example, that's no matter, he or she must run the mile again and pass it again.


Recording Results

To upload the scores the exam proctor must log in to eServices.

eServices > LMS > Proctors > Results/Notes > Select Cadet > Add/Edit Note

You must enter the scores in the Note section, not the boxes for the scores themselves.

Enter date, number of sit-ups, number of push-ups and mile run time (min:sec).

Test will show as incomplete until the passing scores are entered by NHQ.



Last update: 8 February 2018

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