Medical Standards

All scholarship recipients and members of Air Force ROTC Professional Officer Course (POC) must take and pass a Department of Defense Medical Examination Review Board (DODMERB) medical exam.  Most applicants will either be scheduled to take the physical exam at the nearest military base or be sent to a designated civilian contractor. As a candidate, you are responsible for all costs of travel, food and lodging related to the medical examination and personal interview.

All AFROTC cadets are expected to have a Sports Physical or DODMERB medical exam on file before participating in any physical training activities.

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Physical Standards

Along with staying in good physical condition, all cadets must conform to the maximum weight and body fat standards as established by the United States Air Force.  These requirements are necessary to maintain the proper degree of professionalism and a sharp, fit appearance in uniform.

Before you can activate a scholarship offer, you will be required to meet Air Force ROTC weight and fitness standards when you arrive on campus and enroll in Air Force ROTC. If you exceed Air Force ROTC standards for body fat percentage, our scholarship offer may be withdrawn.

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