US Naval Academy Candidate Fitness Test

Admissions Requirement

The Candidate Fitness Assessment (CFA) was developed to measure and evaluate a candidate’s potential to successfully complete the physical programs at the United States Naval Academy, United States Air Force Academy, and United States Military Academy. The CFA consists of six (6) physical and motor fitness events that are designed to measure muscular strength and endurance, cardio-respiratory endurance, power, balance, and agility. When administered together as a single battery, these six events will help the Admissions Board determine if a candidate possesses the stamina and movement skills required to successfully complete the physical program and perform the duties required of commissioned officers in the uniformed services.

The six test events of the CFA are administered consecutively in less than a 40-minute time period. Candidates should attempt to do their best on all six events, keeping in mind that the events are sequenced to produce a cumulative loading effect. In other words, after completing the first five events, it is doubtful that a candidate will score his/her best on the 1-mile run. This has been considered in the development of the criterion-referenced standards, which will be used to evaluate performance in each of the six events. Candidates’ raw scores will be converted to scale scores (0-100 points) based upon their performance on each event. The 100-point maximum score, by event and gender, are listed in the table below. A candidate who achieves the 100-point level on any of the first five events should not attempt further repetitions, as this will not improve his/her score.

Maximum Performance Scores by Event and Gender:

B-Ball Throw Pull-Ups Shuttle Run Crunches Push-Ups 1-Mile
Male 102 18 7.8 95 75 5:20
Female 66 7 8.6 95 50 6:00