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Health and Physical Education State Standards

Physical Education Model Content Standards

​Elementary and Middle School Level
The five overarching model content standards for elemen​tary and middle school students are as follows:

  • Standard 1: Students demonstrate the motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
  • Standard 2: Students demonstrate knowledge of movement concepts, principles, and strategies that apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.
  • Standard 3: Students assess and maintain a level of physical fitness to improve health and performance.
  • Standard 4: Students demonstrate knowledge of physical fitness concepts, principles, and strategies to improve health and performance.
  • Standard 5: Students demonstrate and utilize knowledge of psychological and sociological concepts, principles, and strategies that apply to the learning and performance of physical activity.

High School Level
For high school youths the three overarching content standards are as follows:

  • Standard 1: Students demonstrate knowledge of and competency in motor skills, movement patterns, and strategies needed to perform a variety of physical activities.
  • Standard 2: Students achieve a level of physical fitness for health and performance while demonstrating knowledge of fitness concepts, principles, and strategies.
  • Standard 3: Students demonstrate knowledge of psychological and sociological concepts, principles, and strategies that apply to the learning and performance of physical activity.

Physical Education Framework

Health Model Content Standards

Kindergarten Through Grade Twelve
  • Standard 1: Essential Health Concepts—All students will comprehend essential concepts related to enhancing health.
  • Standard 2: Analyzing Health Influences—All students will demonstrate the ability to analyze internal and external influences that affect health.
  • Standard 3: Accessing Valid Health Information—All students will demonstrate the ability to access and analyze health information, products, and services.
  • Standard 4: Interpersonal Communication—All students will demonstrate the ability to use interpersonal communication skills to enhance health.
  • Standard 5: Decision Making—All students will demonstrate the ability to use decision-making skills to enhance health.
  • Standard 6: Goal Setting—All students will demonstrate the ability to use goal-setting skills to enhance health.
  • Standard 7: Practice Health-Enhancing Behaviors—Al Students will demonstrate the ability to practice behaviors that reduce risk and promote health.​
  • Standard 8: Health Promotion—All students will demonstrate the ability to promote and support personal, family, and community health.

Health Framework

California Common Core State Standards

SHAPE America Standards and Grade Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education

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