CSI Physical Fitness
Physical Fitness Overview
Physical fitness is a very important aspect of cadet life at The Citadel. Lack of preparation for long days of marching, running and working out is one of the leading factors cited by new students as their reason for leaving the college. To address this issue, CSI students participate in physical activity at least 5 days per week.
Goals of CSI Physical Fitness Training
* to prepare students to succeed physically as cadets
* to improve each student's overall fitness level
* to prepare students for the Cadet Physical Fitness Test (CPFT) administered when they report in August
Physical Fitness Curriculum
On Friday mornings, all CSI students participate in the CPFT. Each student's results are recorded and their progress is tracked.
Physical Fitness at The Citadel
The Citadel's minimum standards are the criteria used to determine success. All incoming fourth-class cadets are urged to be in excellent physical condition. Many former CSI students report that the Physical Readiness Training Program was one the most helpful aspects of CSI because it allowed them to succeed physically and freed up valuable time to concentrate on academics during the school year.