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Physical Readiness Program


The Physical Readiness Program is modeled after the various branches of the United States Military Physical Readiness Division.  The Physical Readiness Program Manager is responsible for the establishment of an effective and efficient physical readiness program that supports the Fitness pillar of the Citadel's Principled Leader Development Model.

The CPRP is designed to advocate and promote a culture shift that encourages 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 required to take the Cadet Physical Fitness Test (CPFT) each semester and are expected to meet the minimum levels of physical fitness – all four years-- in order to be considered a Principled Leader. Citadel Cadets will also be screened for compliance of the Citadel's Body composition standards 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 Manager and cadet Athletic Officers. 



Mrs. Kasee Hucks Haugen, M.S., CPT

Mrs. Haugen is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer with over nine 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 physical fitness.  Mrs. Haugen received 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.  She is currently enrolled in the Citadel's Graduate Program for Tactical Performance and Resiliency and is scheduled to complete her CSCS certification in the Fall of 2020. 



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