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AAHPERD publishes standards for K-12 physical education, for sport coaches, and for beginning physical education teachers.
The goal of physical education is to develop physically literate individuals who have the knowledge, skills and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity.
To pursue a lifetime of healthful physical activity, a physically literate individual:
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.
Coming April 1, 2014: National Standards & Grade Level-Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education. Pick up your copy of the book at the National Convention in St. Louis or order it from our online store beginning April 1. This new resource will offer you:
In the meantime, you can download -- for free -- two documents to help you start incorporating the new National Standards into your teaching.
Click here to download a flyer listing the new National Standards for K-12 Physical Education.
Click here to download an extensive chart that details grade-specific outcomes for students under the new National Standards.
© 2013, American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. All rights reserved. For educational use only; not for commercial use. To request permission to reprint to copy the National Standards for Physical Education please visit our permission request page.
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