Physical Education and Health

Physical Education is a required subject for all students in grades K-12. When students reach the commencement level of the learning standards for physical education, they will have the knowledge and skills to participate in a variety of healthy activities; understand and appreciate the benefits of maintaining a healthful lifestyle; understand how to evaluate and access resources in their community to pursue a healthy and active life; and will be aware of the many career opportunities available in this field.

The New York State Physical Education Learning Standards were developed through numerous phases of virtual and face-to-face meetings with committees consisting of educators, parents, curriculum specialists, school administrators, and college professors.  Revisions, additions, instructional alignment, and clarifications to the current physical education standards reflect the collaborative efforts and expertise of all the above constituents.

These standards are the framework for the development of knowledge, skills, and social emotional learning that enables students to transition to being healthy, physically literate adults.