The Citadel’s Physical Readiness Program (CPRP) is modeled after the various branches of the United States Military Physical Readiness Division. The Physical Readiness Program Director is responsible for the establishment of an effective and efficient program that supports the Fitness pillar of the Citadel’s Principled Leader Development Model.
The CPRP is designed to encourage every cadet to develop the mindset to optimize individual health in order to improve academic and leadership performance. Cadets are expected to display and encourage a commitment to the principles of physical fitness as they relate to leadership.
Therefore, Cadets are expected to maintain the minimum levels of physical fitness – all four years– in order to be considered a Principled Leader. Citadel Cadets are screened for physical proficiency each semester, and failure to meet both the physical fitness and body composition standards will result in structured Remediation Training led by the Physical Readiness Program Director and Senior Cadet Athletic Officers.
Physical Readiness Program Director
Mrs. Haugen is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer with over thirteen years of experience coaching and training individuals to optimize their physical performance and live longer, healthier lives. She received her Bachelor’s of Science Degree from the University of South Carolina and moved to Charleston to further pursue her career in Exercise Science. Mrs. Haugen completed her Master’s Degree in Health, Exercise and Sports Science from The Citadel Graduate College in 2016 and has been training the South Carolina Corps of Cadets ever since. Most recently she completed The Citadel’s newest Graduate Program for Tactical Performance and Resiliency and is scheduled to complete her CSCS certification in the Fall of 2021.