Physical Fitness Program

Our physical fitness program will begin at a low intensity and progress to a fairly rigorous routine over a period of time. It is designed to safely improve your physical readiness.

Sailor doing a push up

Physical Fitness Program

While you are in Newport, you will be required to perform physical training (PT). The PT sessions will include, but not limited to Tabata, cross-fit, circuit training, yoga, spin class, team sports, Group PT. Additionally, the Byer’s cup and the infamous Wave run which is six miles are required events. Although, you will not be required to run six miles we encourage every student to push themselves and step out of their comfort zone. If you are not fit for full duty or able to perform all aspects of PT, you must provide a light/limited duty chit on day one that specifically states your duty status and limitations. If a light/limited duty chit is not provided, you will be required to perform all aspects of PT. All personnel reporting to the Academy must be within Navy body composition standards and physical fitness standards.

Note: We will run outdoors as long as the wind-chill factor is above 32 degrees Fahrenheit.

Body Composition Assessment

During check-in you will participate in a Body Composition Assessment (BCA) as outlined in OPNAVINST 6110.1(series) as a requirement for graduation. Failure to meet BCA standards may result in immediate dis enrollment.

BCA failure

Should you be dis-enrolled from the SEA due to BCA failure, you will depart the SEA the same day. We will notify your chain of command the reason for your dis-enrollment.

First Day of Class

On the first day of class, we will measure your height/weight and, if required, determine your body fat percentage. If you have any questions about our physical fitness program, contact our Command Fitness Coordinator.

Students are required to be in the Navy's maximum body fat percentage standards, 26% for Males, 36% for Females. 

Note: For all Sister Service and International Military students, please note that we require you to meet the Navy's height/weight and body fat standards.

Please review OPNAVINST 6110.1(series) for additional information pertaining to the Navy's Physical Readiness Program.