Workplace Fitness Assessments in the USA

For entry into defense force units or the police or fire department, you are usually required to pass a physical fitness test of some sort, and once you are recruited, there are regular tests that must be completed. Here are descriptions of the entry requirements and ongoing fitness tests for some of these departments in the USA.



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There are over 300 fitness tests, so it's not easy to choose the best one. You should consider the validity, reliability, costs and ease of use of each test. Use our guide to conducting, recording, and interpreting fitness tests. Any questions, please ask or search for your answer. To keep up with the latest in sport science and this website, subscribe to our newsletter. We are also on facebook and twitter.

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