Department of Defense Education Activity

PE Resources

SPARK, a research-based, public health organization dedicated to creating, implementing, and evaluating programs that promote lifelong wellness is the adopted program resource for grades K - 12.  More information on the SPARK program can be found at the SPARK website.

Professional Associations

The American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting those involved in physical education, leisure, fitness, dance, health promotion, and education and all specialties related to achieving a healthy lifestyle.
SHAPE America - National PE Standards
SHAPE America's National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education define what a student should know and be able to do as result of a highly effective physical education program.

NASPE Appropriate Practices Guidelines, K-12
The following grid includes developmentally appropriate and inappropriate practices in elementary, middle and high school physical education classes.

National Initiatives

Alliance for a Healthier Generation
The Healthy Schools Program is playing a vital role in the nationwide movement to reverse the epidemic of childhood obesity by helping individual schools make changes from the ground up.
American Cancer Society
Learn the American Cancer Society's guidelines for diet and activity and find tips for a healthy lifestyle and community.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Physical Activity and Obesity (DNPAO) takes a public health approach to address the role of nutrition and physical activity in improving the public's health and preventing and controlling chronic diseases.
Healthy People 2010 challenges individuals, communities, and professionals to take specific steps to ensure that good health, as well as long life, are enjoyed by all.
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
The mission of the Office of Elementary and Secondary Education is to promote academic excellence, enhance educational opportunities and equity for all of America's children and families, and to improve the quality of teaching and learning by providing leadership, technical assistance and financial support.
The Department of Agriculture Center
Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP) works to improve the health and well-being of Americans by developing and promoting dietary guidance that links scientific research to the nutrition needs of consumers.

Adopted Program Materials

SPARK: Countering Childhood Obesity Since 1989
SPARK is a research-based, public health organization dedicated to creating, implementing, and evaluating programs that promote lifelong wellness.
The Presidential Youth Fitness Program (FITNESSGRAM)
The Presidential Youth Fitness Program

Contact Information:

DoDEA Physical Education Instructional Systems Specialist
4800 Mark Center Drive
Alexandria VA 22350-1400