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What is the Difference between the PRT and PFA

What is the Difference between the PRT and PFA?

Physical Readiness Program (PRP): This encoumpases all parts of the Physical Fitness Assessment(PFA) and Physical Readiness Test (PRT). The Navy’s Physical Readiness program is governed by OPNAV 6110.1.

Physical Fitness Test (PFA):  This is the test that comprises the Body Compisition Assessment (BCA) and the three events, pushups, situps and cardio, of the Physical Readiness Test (PRT)

Physical Readiness Test (PRT): This are the three events of the PFA , pushups, situps, and cardio that are to be complete after one takes the BCA.

Generally people just refer to the entire process as “taking the PRT”

2 thoughts on “What is the Difference between the PRT and PFA

  • Does PFA stand for Physical Fitness Assessment or Physical Fitness Test? It’s defined both ways.
    Also, composition is misspelled.

  • WHAT? PFA is defined as 3 events of the PRT
    PRT is defined as 3 event of PFA.. Hmmmm?


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