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Physical Education

Physical Education (PE) is the class in which kids learn to be active for a lifetime. In PE, students learn how to move their bodies fluently and develop the knowledge, fitness, physical skills and personal and social skills necessary for a lifetime of health and physical activity. 

Elementary school students should receive a minimum of 60 minutes of instructional physical education per week and, ideally, 150 minutes per week. Middle school and high school students should have at least one-half academic year of instructional physical education for 225 minutes per week. Ideally, instructional physical education should be offered all years of secondary education. 

Healthier Generation's Healthy Schools Program has the tools, resources, and training you need to assess and improve your physical education program. Get started by selecting one of the PE topics below.