Physical Education Content Standards
Physical education is an integral part of the total education of every child in Kindergarten through Grade 12.
Quality physical education programs are needed to increase the physical competence, health-related fitness, self-responsibility and enjoyment of physical activity for all students so that they can be physically active for a lifetime. Physical education programs can only provide these benefits if they are well-planned and well-implemented.
There are four main goals of modern physical education:
- to improve physical fitness,
- to shape positive attitudes towards physical activity,
- to give children the skills they need to enjoy different physical activities,
- and to help them understand the importance of regular exercise and the connection between physical health and general well-being.
- Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT)
- Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP): A Guide for Schools
- National Framework for Physical Activity and Physical Education
- SHAPE America – What is a Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP)?
- SHAPE America – Essential Components of Physical Education
- SHAPE America - Physical Education Program Checklist
- SHAPE America - Appropriate Instructional Practices Guidelines - K-12