How To Conquer the Navy PRT

Navy PRT Standards

The Navy Physical Readiness Test or PRT is a twice-yearly test for every active duty sailor and reservist.  The PRT test 3 core fitness areas: running, sit-ups, and push-ups, as well as overall height, weight, and body fat measurements. The target time for the 1.5-mile run, the amount of sit-ups and push-ups, and the standards for body composition required for each sailor depends up gender and age of the sailor. Below you’ll find all you need to know in order to pass the Navy PRT.

Navy PRT Standards for Males

Navy PRT Standards 2018

Navy PRT Standards for Males: 17-19

Performance Level Points Curl-Ups Push-Ups 1.5-mile run
Maximum 100 109 92 8:15
Outstanding 90 102 86 9:00
Excellent 75 90 76 9:45
Good 60 62 51 11:00
Satisfactory Medium 50 54 46 12:15
Probationary 45 50 42 12:45

Navy PRT Standards for Males: 20-24

Performance Level Points Curl-Ups Push-Ups 1.5-mile run
Maximum 100 105 87 8:30
Outstanding 90 98 81 9:15
Excellent 75 87 71 10:30
Good 60 58 47 12:00
Satisfactory Medium 50 50 42 13:15
Probationary 45 46 37 13:30

Navy PRT Standards for Males: 25-29

Performance Level Points Curl-Ups Push-Ups 1.5-mile run
Maximum 100 101 84 8:55
Outstanding 90 95 77 9:38
Excellent 75 84 67 10:52
Good 60 54 44 12:53
Satisfactory Medium 50 47 38 13:45
Probationary 45 43 34 14:00

Navy PRT Standards for Males: 30-34

Performance Level Points Curl-Ups Push-Ups 1.5-mile run
Maximum 100 98 80 9:20
Outstanding 90 92 74 10:00
Excellent 75 81 64 11:15
Good 60 51 41 13:45
Satisfactory Medium 50 44 35 14:15
Probationary 45 40 31 14:30

Navy PRT Standards for Males: 35-39

Performance Level Points Curl-Ups Push-Ups 1.5-mile run
Maximum 100 95 76 9:25
Outstanding 90 88 70 10:08
Excellent 75 78 60 11:23
Good 60 47 37 14:08
Satisfactory Medium 50 40 33 14:45
Probationary 45 37 27 15:00

 

Navy PRT Standards for Females

Navy PRT Standards for Females: 17-19

Performance Level Points Curl-Ups Push-Ups 1.5-mile run
Maximum 100 109 51 9:29
Outstanding 90 102 47 11:30
Excellent 75 90 42 12:30
Good 60 62 24 13:30
Satisfactory Medium 50 54 20 14:45
Probationary 45 50 19 15:00

Navy PRT Standards for Females: 20-24

Performance Level Points Curl-Ups Push-Ups 1.5-mile run
Maximum 100 105 48 9:47
Outstanding 90 98 44 11:30
Excellent 75 87 39 13:15
Good 60 58 21 14:15
Satisfactory Medium 50 50 17 15:15
Probationary 45 46 16 15:30

Navy PRT Standards for Females: 25-29

Performance Level Points Curl-Ups Push-Ups 1.5-mile run
Maximum 100 101 46 10:17
Outstanding 90 95 43 11:45
Excellent 75 84 37 13:23
Good 60 55 19 14:53
Satisfactory Medium 50 47 15 15:45
Probationary 45 43 13 16:08

Navy PRT Standards for Females: 30-34

Performance Level Points Curl-Ups Push-Ups 1.5-mile run
Maximum 100 98 44 10:46
Outstanding 90 92 41 12:00
Excellent 75 81 35 13:30
Good 60 51 17 15:30
Satisfactory Medium 50 44 13 16:15
Probationary 45 40 11 16:45

Navy PRT Standards for Females: 35-39

Performance Level Points Curl-Ups Push-Ups 1.5-mile run
Maximum 100 95 43 10:51
Outstanding 90 88 39 12:08
Excellent 75 78 34 13:45
Good 60 47 14 15:53
Satisfactory Medium 50 40 11 16:38
Probationary 45 37 9 17:00

If this is all new to you and you are unsure how and where to start, begin by checking out and then following the suggestions from the following Navy training videos.

For the 1.5 mile run, training is key. If you are not currently a runner begin by walking the correct mileage and increasing your speed daily. Moving from walking to jogging to running takes determination and stamina. By doing these activities 4 to 5 times a week will increase your ability to ace the 1.5 mile run each test cycle.

Navy Boot Camp Fitness

Each element of the PRT is scored and given equal weight in the overall average determination of each sailor’s physical readiness. In boot camp, a recruit must earn an average score of 60 points or higher to graduate. Once a recruit has joined the fleet, the sailor must maintain an average score of at least 50 points to be kept in good standing. 

To help sailors succeed, this year the Navy launched an app, entitled, “Official Navy PFA,” to guide sailors in training for and maintaining all aspects of the bi-annual PRT.

It offers up to date guidance and information on appropriate nutrition, including menus, meal plans, and supplements. Training videos for bettering one’s form and time on PRT requirements can also be found on the app.

In addition to fitness training videos and nutrition tips and management, the most up to date NAVADMIN messages are available to view the latest requirements.  The app is available to download on the iTunes app store or on Google Play. To find out more information on this handy tool go to:

Navy PRT

Active duty sailors had a few suggestions as to how to maintain a physically fit mind and body. They agree that waiting until the week or even the month before your test is not an ideal time to begin training. When asked what they do to stay active and ready for their bi-annual testing these sailors echoed this “keep active” sentiment with a variety of activities:

  • Going for a walk
  • Making a conscious choice to take the stairs at the office
  • Jumping in to help when people need to move boxes
  • Dropping down and doing a few pushups daily
  • Being active in your community
  • Biking around your neighborhood
  • Walking the golf course
  • Swimming

Bottom line: The best way to conquer these physical requirements every time is to live an active lifestyle. Headed to Navy boot camp soon? Learn more about how to prepare for boot camp with our Sandboxx tips.

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