Prtapft Fact Sheet United States Army

Prtapft fact sheet united states army

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PRT/APFT Fact Sheet
PRT: Unless exempted by a medical profile, all Soldiers are required to
participate in individual or unit PRT at least three times per week. Commanders may
also excuse Soldiers who have performed exhaustive duties with little or no rest

Reconditioning Program. The reconditioning program is a program designed for
individuals on profile or in the prescribed recovery period after a profile to regain the
physical fitness level required to reenter unit PRT. Soldiers coming off of profile will
remain in the reconditioning program until they have met the Level I and Level II
requirements (see FM 7-22), which indicate their readiness to return to group PRT

* Soldiers on convalescent leave may be exempted from reconditioning at the
discretion of the profiling medical officer

Recovery Period. Soldiers coming off a profile must be given a recovery period of twice
the length of their profile before being required to take an APFT. For example, if the
profile was for seven days, the recovery period will be 14 days, beginning after your
profile expires. However, the recovery period may not exceed 90 days, regardless of the
length of profile

APFT. A Soldier cannot waive his profile in order to take the APFT. The Soldier’s
limitations will be given in their DD Form 686 or DA Form 3349. Those limitations must
be strictly adhered to. If the Soldier feels he or she is ready to move beyond those
limitations, he or she must seek a new profile from the profile writer reflecting the new
limitations. A Soldier whose recovery period expires is not required to take the APFT if
they are not due for their bi-annual APFT test. If the Soldier fails the APFT, they may
re-test as soon as the Soldier and the commander feels the Soldier is ready

* If the normally scheduled APFT occurs within the profile or recovery period, the
Soldier should be given a mandatory make-up date

Extended Temporary Profiles. If the temporary profile exceeds three months, the
Soldier may be eligible to take the alternate APFT test (see below). If the temporary
profile exceeds 6 months, the Soldier will be directed to a specialist who can extend the
profile to 12 months, change the temporary profile to a permanent profile, or refer the
Soldier to an MEB if they determine they do not meet medical retention standards

Temporary profiles cannot exceed 12 months

October 2013
Reconditioning Program. Soldiers on permanent profiles may be released from the
reconditioning program once they are able to demonstrate proficiency in all non-profiled
activities, regardless of whether they meet all Level I and Level II exit criteria (see FM 7-
22). However, if the profile is so restrictive that the Soldier cannot participate in several
unit PRT activities, the commander may direct the Soldier to remain in the
reconditioning program

Unit PRT. Soldiers on permanent profile who have been released from the
reconditioning program will participate in unit PRT to the extent their profile permits

Alternate APFT. Soldiers with permanent profiles, or temporary profiles exceeding 3
months, whose profile prohibits them from running two miles may take the alternate
APFT. Soldiers must be given 3 months to prepare for the alternate APFT from either
the date of the profile or the date recommended by their health care professional. In
order to pass the alternate APFT, the Soldier must obtain a score of 60 or above in the
push-up and sit-up events, and a “GO” in one of the three alternate aerobic activities: 1)
the 2.5-mile walk; 2) the 800-yard swim; or 3) the 6.2-mile bike ride

* If the Soldier is unable to perform at least one alternate APFT event, the
Soldier will be referred to a MEB

MEB. The profiling officer of a permanent profile will assess whether the Soldier meets
the medical retention standards. If the profiling officer determines that they do not, they
must be referred to an MEB

Contesting an overly stringent profile. If the commander disagrees with the
stringency of the profile’s restrictions, the commander may:
* Request reconsideration of the profile (see AR 40-501); or
* Refer the Soldier to the MTF for a fitness for duty medical examination (see AR

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Extended Temporary Profiles. If the temporary profile exceeds three months, the Soldier may be eligible to take the alternate APFT test (see below). If the temporary profile exceeds 6 months, …

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