Health Education and Physical Education are integral parts
of the total education of every child from kindergarten through grade 12.
Therefore, every student should have the opportunity to participate in a
quality health and physical education program.
It is the role of quality health education programs to provide
young people with the knowledge and skills they need to become successful
learners and healthy and productive adults. To help students adopt and maintain
healthy behaviors, health education should contribute directly to a student’s
ability to successfully practice behaviors which protect and promote health and
avoid or reduce health risks.
It is the role of quality physical education programs to
help students develop health-related fitness, physical competence in movement
activities, cognitive understanding, and positive attitudes toward physical
activity so that they can adopt healthy and physically active lifestyles. Quality
programs are also important because they provide learning experiences that meet
a student’s developmental needs, which in turn helps to improve the mental
alertness, academic performance, readiness, and enthusiasm for learning.
Good health and academic success are directly related.
Healthy children are better students and better students become healthy,
successful, productive adults.
O.C.G.A. §22-2-777 Annual fitness Assessment program
Flexibility will waive the administration of, and related
requirements for, state fitness assessments.
Resources for Health and Physical Education Teachers
SHAPE partner and nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization that promotes healthy habits
to build a better future for all children. HealthMPowers
provides virtual learning resources for teachers and families to improve
healthy eating, hand washing, and physical activity behaviors to improve health
U.S. Department of Agriculture: Nutrition Education Resources
Food Safety and Inspection Service.
Teaches children the four simple steps to food safety: "Clean,
Separate, Cook, Chill."
Resource: Food Safety Mobile Coloring Book
Food and Nutrition Service.
Provides interactive computer game for children ages 6 to 11. Presents
children with the ability to make food choices and select the best fuel for
their rocket ship to reach Planet Power.
Resource: Blastoff Game
HPE Requirements, Rules and Policy
160-4-2-.12 COMPREHENSIVE HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATIONPROGRAM PLAN
Fitness Assessment Program
Power Point Presentations:
Sample Scope and Sequence
Georgia Standards of Excellence
- Please visit Georgiastandards.org to view and download the Physical Education Georgia Standards of Excellence
Physical Education GSE Resources
K- 5 SAMPLE Maps
CPR Information (O.C.G.A. § 20-2-149.1)
School Bus Safety
Links and Resouces
GHSA Information and Forms