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Physical Fitness Test (PFT)

The Physical Fitness Test (PFT) is a comprehensive battery of health-related physical fitness tests for students in California. The test has five parts that show a level of fitness that offer a degree of defense against diseases that are caused by inactivity. The primary goal of the PFT is to assist students in establishing lifetime habits of regular physical activity.


The PFT is composed of the following six fitness areas, with a number of test options provided for most areas:

  1. Aerobic Capacity
  2. Abdominal Strength and Endurance
  3. Upper Body Strength and Endurance
  4. Body Composition
  5. Trunk Extensor Strength and Flexibility
  6. Flexibility

The PFT administration window is open from February 1 to May 31.


Summary results of the PFT can be found in the annual School Accountability Report Card (SARC).


Additional information about the PFT can be found at the California Department of Education.

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