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Physical Education and Athletics


The Department of Physical Education and Athletics is an integral component of the Academy’s Four Pillars, supporting the mission of the institution by fostering leadership development through high-level competition, challenging academics and physical fitness.


The Department of Physical Education and Athletics upholds our values of Respect, Honor and Service by:

§  Providing leadership opportunities in mentally and physically demanding environments.

§  Creating a culture that emphasizes United, focusing on individual integrity and character development.

§  Developing successful athletic programs that promote Respect, Resiliency, Responsibility, and Reliability through teamwork and a standard of excellence.

§  Offering academic programs which prepare our Midshipmen for professional experiences.

Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW)

To assist USMMA in educating and graduating licensed merchant mariners, the department provides required STCW classes. Every Midshipman acquires STCW certification in swimming, lifesaving, first aid and ship’s medicine. Plebes also learn self-defense techniques and the basics of emergency health care, including cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). An advanced ship's medicine course is offered in upper class years, focusing on medical treatments which have proven effective at sea where comprehensive medical care may be not available.

Physical Fitness Assessment

The Navy Physical Fitness Assessment (PFA) is a tool to measure the general fitness of the Regiment of Midshipmen and every Midshipman must pass the PFA in order to graduate. Midshipmen are required to take the PFA every trimester while on campus.

Varsity Sports





Men's Basketball


Men’s Soccer

Women's Basketball

Men's Lacrosse

Men's Cross Country


Women's Lacrosse

Women's Cross Country

Men's Swimming and Diving

Men's Tennis

Women's Volleyball

Women's Swimming and Diving

Men's Outdoor Track and Field

Women’s Soccer

Men's Indoor Track and Field

Women's Outdoor Track and Field


Women's Indoor Track and Field



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