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Physical Efficiency Battery (PEB)

The Physical Efficiency Battery is a fitness test consisting of five different components to measure the fitness level of the students.

A score of 75 % or higher in all categories excluding the Body Composition receives a Fitness Certificate.  A score of 90% or higher excluding the Body Composition receives a Distinguished Fitness Certificate.  A score of 90% or higher in all categories including Body Composition receives a Certificate of Distinguished Fitness and their name added to the Fitness Honor Roll.

Body Composition

The test consists of measuring body fat at three different sites with skinfold calipers. These are then entered into a computer program and percentage of body fat is calculated.  The following sites are measured depending on the gender:

Males:  Chest, Abdomen, and  Thigh

Females:  Tricep, Hip, and  Thigh

Illinois Agility Run

This test measures the student's ability to get up from the ground and sprint while changing directions.  The student  will lay on the floor in a prone position.  They will then get up and sprint 30 feet and return.  They will then negotiate 4 obstacles covering  a 30 foot area and return through the obstacles.  The test concludes with another 30 foot sprint and return.  The test is measured in the hundreds of seconds.

Sit and Reach

This test measures the student's flexibility in the lower back, legs and shoulders.  The student will sit on the floor in front of the measuring device.  They will bend at the waist pushing a block down the device.  The stretch must be a static stretch and the student's calves must remain in contact with the floor.  The test is measured to the quarter inch.

Bench Press

This test measures the student's upper body strength for one repetition.  The test is conducted on a single fulcrum bench for safety purposes.  The student is to press the weight straight up until they have locked out their arms.  This test is measured in 5 pound increments

1.5 Mile Run

This test measure the cardio/respiratory fitness of the student.  It is conducted on a quarter mile track.  The student runs six laps.  The test is measure in minutes and seconds. 

Additional Information or Questions

PTD Main Line: (912) 267-2405
Training Technician: (912) 261-3087

Program Points of Contact:
(912) 261-3755 or (912) 267-2087
Email: FLETC-PhysicalTechniquesDivision@dhs.gov