Class of 2022 Air Force Fitness Assessment

The Seniors in the Spring Semester take the Air Force Fitness test instead of the Physical Fitness Test (PFT) that all other cadets will take.  The differences are: Air Force Assessment consists of body composition, push-ups, sit-ups and 1.5 mile run. The Physical Fitness Test consists of pull-ups, standing jump, sit-ups, push-ups and 600m run.

The Seniors take the Air Force Test instead of the Physical Fitness Test because this will be the test that they will need to pass every year while an active duty member in the United States Air Force.  It is a good time to see where they are on the fitness test prior to graduation and become an active duty member.

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

The assessment components are comprised of the following:

  • 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 push-up and sit-ups completed within one minute


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.

Airmen who fail the abdominal component but pass the other components with a score of at least 75 points of the remaining 80 points will be administered a body mass index screen. Airmen who do not pass the BMI will be administered a body fat analysis.


Airmen not medically cleared to complete the 1.5-mile run will be assessed through an alternative aerobic test consisting of a 2-kilometer walk, as determined by the exercise physiologist/fitness program manager unless otherwise exempted. The 2.0-kilometer walk is the only authorized alternate assessment. Both the run and walk will be performed on an approved distance course.



The muscular fitness components (push-ups and sit-ups) may be accomplished before or after the 1.5-mile run or 2.0-kilometer walk according to the installation FACs established procedures. Muscular fitness is measured with a 1-minute timed push-up component and a 1-minute timed sit-up component.





WebGuy photographed the 1.5 mile run only.

To view photos, go to CLASSES > 2022 > Air Force Fitness Assessment. Set photo order OLDEST to NEWEST. Select your start page (1-39 ) or click on the links below.

***Photo order must be set OLDEST to NEWEST for the links to take you to the correct start pages.

There were 3 sessions each day during their PE Period, 0745 ,0945, and 1400. You can find each session below. 

Senior Air Force Fitness Assessment Day 1 pgs. 1-9    Day 1 0745

Senior Air Force Fitness Assessment Day 1 pgs. 9 (middle of page, 5th row from top) - 14    Day 1 0945

Senior Air Force Fitness Assessment Day 1 pgs. 14 (middle of page, 6th row from top) - 39    Day 1 1400