Fitness Requirements

Testing Flexibility, Dynamic Strength and Cardiovascular Endurance
Physical Ability Test

Prepare for Your Physical Ability Test

To enter the Academy, you must pass the Physical Ability Test. Learn how to perform sit-ups, push-ups and run to pass your test.
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New York State Police Trooper Candidate Physical Ability Test

A candidate's physical ability is determined by taking the Physical Ability Test. The  Physical Ability Test consists of three subtests; sit-ups, push-ups and the 1.5 mile run. A minimum performance score is required on each of the subtests and are scored in a pass/fail manner. The minimum physical fitness norms for hiring are included in a chart following the description of the subtests. The chart also includes the minimum fitness graduation norms a recruit must meet to successfully complete the Academy.

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Physical Fitness Levels

The Trooper Physical Ability Test consists of three subtests. A minimum performance score is required on each of the subtests: sit-ups, push-ups and the 1.5 mile run. The tests are scored in a pass/fail manner. Minimum entry level fitness norms have been set at the 50th percentile, based upon the Cooper Institute for Aerobics Research. 

 

Minimum Physical Fitness Norms - 50th Percentile
Female Candidates Age 20-29 Age 30-39
Sit-Ups (one minute) 35 27
Push-Ups 18 14
1.5 Mile Run (minutes) 14:07 14:34
Male Candidates Age 20-29 Age 30-39
Sit-Ups (one minute) 40 36
Push-Ups 33 27
1.5 Mile Run (minutes) 11:58 12:25

 

Minimum Physical Fitness Norms - 70th Percentile
Female Candidates Age 20-29 Age 30-39
Sit-Ups (one minute) 41 32
Push-Ups 24 18
1.5 Mile Run (minutes) 12:53 13:23
Male Candidates Age 20-29 Age 30-39
Sit-Ups (one minute) 45 41
Push-Ups 41 34
1.5 Mile Run (minutes) 10:59 11:22
MEDICAL CERTIFICATION EXAMINATION FORM

Candidates must bring a completed Medical Certification After Examination Form, signed by a duly licensed physician to processing.

This form is the perforated last page of the letter calling you to processing.