You can find an in-depth description of policies for the Physical Readiness Program in OPNAVINST 6110.1 series, Physical Readiness Program.
Who is the Physical Readiness Program for?
Physical readiness testing is required for all personnel on a semi-annual basis. These testings, education, and training programs are given by a network of collateral duty command fitness coordinators.
What are the extra responsibilities of Navy Medicine for the Physical Readiness Program?
The Medical Department added-on responsibilities include:
- Providing technical assistance to BUPERS
- Conducting lifestyle, fitness, and obesity research
- Reviewing health status and granting waivers for individuals unable to safely participate in physical fitness testing and training
- Assisting in the development of exercise prescriptions