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…our son called to say that CSI was hard but achievable, so we knew the immediate value of CSI.
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…the classroom instruction was top notch!
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…CSI removed so many worries and helped our cadet relax. He is ready to take on the challenges he will face.
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…CSI gave our son a friend base that I did not expect.
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…CSI kept our son focused on his goal and helped him get ready for “The Road less Traveled.”
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…our son came home with a new village of friends. My husband and I also have a new village of parents that we will lean on for the next four years and keep in touch with after graduation.
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…the ability to earn college credit is huge!
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…our son made so many friends at CSI! He met up with his CSI group before matriculation day.
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…his leader helped him gain confidence that he did not have before CSI.
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…the program was so wonderful; our cadet could not wait to return for matriculation!
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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.

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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.

Minimum Standards

PT Test Requirements

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