Physical Training

One of the Navy’s focuses in training midshipmen is through physical training. The Texas A&M Galveston NROTC/SSMP unit takes pride in building its midshipman physically through routine physical training. Midshipmen must maintain certain physical readiness test (PRT) scores while also passing Navy height and weight standards.

Physical Training:

The U.S. Navy mandates all personnel take part in some kind of physical training three times a week. The TAMUG NROTC/SSMP unit organizes mandatory physical training twice a week from 0545 to 0700. Physical training focuses primarily on cardiovascular exercises with emphasis on preparing midshipmen to pass naval physical readiness standards. The unit also provides instruction on how to maintain physical readiness in the form of instructional workouts and briefs on nutritional wellness.

Physical Readiness Test (PRT) and Navy Standards:

Navy PRT’s are conducted once a semester usually towards the conclusion. Prior to taking the test, midshipmen must undergo a weigh-in in order to determine if they are within Navy height and weight standards. If a midshipman fails initial height and weight measurements, they may undergo body mass index (BMI) measurements where they may fall within Navy BMI standards. Failure of both height and weight and BMI tests will result in failure of the PRT.

The official Navy PRT is as follows:

  • 2:00 minutes push-ups
  • 2:00 minutes sit-ups
  • 1.5 mile run


Midshipmen must score a good or above on all events or fail the PRT. Links to Navy height and weight standards and PRT standards with scoring tables are attached below.

Links to Navy Standards:

Body Composition Assessment
Physical Readiness Test