The physical training program is designed to introduce officers to a healthy lifestyle and the Air Force Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) criteria (push-ups, sit-ups and 1.5 mile run). Officers need to have a good physical fitness program to ensure they are physically capable to deploy if necessary to complete the Air Force's mission.
Within the first week of arrival, you will be tested on the
21 Oct 2013 fitness standards. Click here to review Air Force Instruction 36-2905 (Fitness Program) so you understand the requirements for your age and gender. Pages 11 - 20 list the specific scores required for each component of the test, listed by age and gender. Additional information can be found on the Air Force Fitness Program website.
While in training, you will be required to exercise 5-6 days per week in a rigorous, full-body aerobic and anaerobic program. Trainees will perform one Physical Fitness Baseline (PFB) and one official Physical Fitness Diagnostic (PFD) during training. Trainees who fail the Physical Fitness Diagnostic will receive a referral training report stating that they failed to meet Air Force physical fitness standards. The referral training report will be in their permanent record.
Trainees will also be required to complete a 5k (3.1 mile) run (RCOT excluded). Additionally, you will run through several obstacle courses, which may require climbing, low-crawling, jumping, etc.
If you have not already done so, we recommend you start a good physical fitness program concentrating on aerobic, anaerobic, and flexibility exercises before your arrival. Your program should include running, biking or other aerobic activities, and a strength-building regimen such as weight training.
You should bring comfortable, well broken-in, conservative (in appearance) running shoes and a pair of court shoes for other physical activities. A pair of cross trainers (all purpose shoes) will meet the requirements for both court and running activities. If you wear foot appliances (shoe inserts) in any of your shoes--bring them!
You should not arrive to COT on a physical profile or with any condition that will prohibit you from participating in the many physical aspects of this program. IAW AFI 36-2022, trainees not medically cleared to engage in these physical demands will be disenrolled from COT.
For JROTC related questions please call Comm (334) 953-7513
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For OTS - COT/RCOT related questions please call Comm (334) 953-0349
For those interested in attending BOT or COT, please utilize www.airforce.com to locate a recruiter in your area.
If you are having problems contacting a recruiter or have questions regarding what a recruiter has provided you, please contact 1-800-423-USAF(8723).
For ROTC and BOT Enlisted related questions please call your local Education Office. Not going through your local Education Office can prevent acceptance into a ROTC/BOT program.
For all other ROTC related questions please call AFROTC Recruiting at 1 (866) 4AFROTC