PE Standards

In 2014, SHAPE America, the Society for Health and Physical Education (formerly known as the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance) developed National Standards and Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education to clearly define what a physically literate student should know and be able to do. Physical literacy is defined as the ability, confidence, and desire to be physically active for life. The use of the term "physical literacy" parallels efforts for inclusion of physical education with the CCRS.[DO1] 

Physical education provides cognitive content and instruction designed to develop motor skills, knowledge, and behaviors for physical activity and physical fitness. 

National Physical Education Standards

Standard 1: The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns.

Standard 2: The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies and tactics related to movement and performance.

Standard 3: The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

Standard 4: The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.

Standard 5: The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.

Grade Level Outcomes K-12 – Description of all required knowledge and skills for each grade

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