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Boiler Battalion cadets during a morning run. PT is held three days a week for 50 minutes in the morning. Warm-up and stretching begins at 0600 and lasts until cool-down at 0650. Army PT focuses on cardiovascular endurance and upper body strength.

Cadets during a morning run

Boiler Battalion cadets during a morning run. PT is held three days a week for 50 minutes in the morning. Warm-up and stretching begins at 0600 and lasts until cool-down at 0650. Army PT focuses on cardiovascular endurance and upper body strength.

“ ROTC has instilled in physical fitness which makes me an overall more confident person. That is just one example result of the training that we do each week. Physical fitness (PT) is an important part of being in the Army and we do PT three days a week for 50 minutes in the morning. It really helps me start the day off right. ”

Michael B.,Cincinnati, OH

See how interesting college can be when you're a part of Army ROTC. You'll be a college student first and foremost, just like the rest of the student body, but there's a key difference: you'll have even more opportunities to succeed.

These opportunities include Field Training Exercises (FTXs) in the spring and fall where Cadets build their teamwork and leadership skills. Cadets also participate in Physical Training (PT) on a regular basis to keep up their strength and endurance.

In addition, each battalion has its own unique calendar of events and activities.

Learn more about Events and Activities

Being at part of the Boiler Battalion?

Being a part of the Boiler Battalion means you’ll be among a diverse groupof individuals whose majors range from nursing to engineering to Englishliterature.  Many cadets participate outside of ROTC in intramuralathletics, study groups, and clubs.

Life outside of the Boiler Battalion?

Cadet life outside of the Boiler Battalion is like any other student atPurdue.  Many cadets are members and leaders of student clubs ororganizations.  Regardless of your major, you will find time to get all ofyour work done with spare time to do extracurricular activities.