Towards the beginning of the academy, each cadet will go through a physical assessment. Each cadet will have their blood pressure and heart rate taken as well as perform a three minute step test. The three minute step test measures the body’s ability to recover from stress. If results from the blood pressure test, heart rate, and three minute step test are acceptable the cadet will be allowed to participate in the physical assessment. High blood pressure, heart rate or poor recovery rates may require the cadet to go receive medical clearance before they can participate in any physical assessment or training.
The physical assessment administered at the beginning of the academy is the same as the final PT Test given after the twelve weeks of physical training.
The assessment consists of the following tasks:
- Sit-ups – as many as possible within a 1 minute time limit
- 300 meter run – This is timed in seconds and will need to be complete within 81 seconds
- Push-ups – as many as possible within a 1 minute time limit (you can only rest in the up position)
- 1.5 mile run – This is a timed event, and will need to be done within 16:39