Kinesiology and Allied Health Faculty Publications

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-2015

Journal Title

Strength and Conditioning Journal

ISSN

15241602

Volume

37

Issue

4

First Page

60

Last Page

68

DOI

10.1519/SSC.0000000000000122

Abstract

The Department of Defense mandates that each branch of the Armed Forces develop and use annual Physical Fitness Tests to assess the physical readiness of their service-members. In an attempt to improve test validity and better predict battlefield performance, most of the services have made significant changes in recent years to their physical fitness tests. However, the Navy's Physical Readiness Test has remained relatively unchanged since 1986. This article introduces a revised Physical Fitness Test, the Navy Physical Fitness Test, that offers significantly improved validity and operational relevance.

Keywords

Physical fitness, armed forces, military training, validation studies, performance evaluation

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