In addition to the four years of Physical Education classes midshipmen must pass the Physical Readiness Test every semester. The test requires male midshipmen to run a 10:30 minute mile and a half, do 65 curl-ups in two minutes, as well as complete 45 pushups in two minutes. Female midshipmen must run a 12:40 minute mile and a half, do 65 curl-ups in two minutes, as well as complete 20 pushups in two minutes.
FOURTH CLASS (PLEBE) YEAR
The boxing class awards midshipmen grades based on proper form, offensive and defensive techniques, fortitude, and ring craft during a competitive bout against an opponent of the same size, experience, and gender. Boxing is an eight (8) week class offered in the fall.
Wrestling participants are awarded grades based upon their ability to execute skills such as; take-downs, rides, escapes, reversals, and pinning combinations during a live wrestling match. Opponents are categorized by gender and body weight. Wrestling is an eight (8) week class offered in the fall.
4th class swimming tests midshipmen in the elementary backstroke, breaststroke, 5-meter tower jump, 40 foot underwater swim, as well as the 200 meter swim. 4th class swimming is a sixteen (16) week class offered in the spring.
THIRD CLASS YEAR
3rd class swimming tests midshipmen in the crawl stroke, abandon ship drill, 50 foot underwater swim, inflation, sidestroke, 400 meter swim, as well as the Navy third class swim test. 3rd class swimming is a sixteen (16) week class offered in the fall.
Personal Conditioning I
Midshipmen will learn lifelong habits of physical education, develop a personal fitness plan that is adaptable to any environment, as well as understanding the key elements of nutrition. Personal Conditioning is a sixteen (16) week class offered in the spring.
SECOND CLASS YEAR
2nd class swimming is an eight (8) week class dedicated to teaching midshipmen the skills necessary to pass the thirty (30) minute swim test in khakis. 2nd class swimming is offered in the fall.
This course is for midshipmen who have outstanding P.E requirements in swimming, wrestling, martial arts, and boxing. Those who have passed their P.E. requirements will have a free block. P.E. remediation is an eight (8) week class offered in the fall.
The Martial Arts course is an application of Marine Corps & Mixed Martial Arts ground fighting techniques. Martial Arts is a sixteen (16) week class offered in the spring.
FIRST CLASS YEAR
Midshipmen have the opportunity to acquire skills in a lifetime sports activity. The physical education department offers seventeen (17) electives including advanced boxing, introduction to climbing, advanced climbing, fitness testing & assessment, fitness, first aid, golf, kayaking, gymnastics, martial arts II, martial arts III, racquetball, squash, swim conditioning, tennis, triathlon, water polo, volleyball, and weight lifting.