Physical Activity

All youth need 60 minutes of physical activity every day to grow up healthy. Throughout the year, kids spend a lot of time at school, making the school environment a great place to provide opportunities for physical activity ‒ before, during and after school.

Research shows that active kids learn better so it’s essential to create a learning environment that encourages and supports movement, and to provide opportunities that complement your facilities.

The Alliance’s Healthy Schools Program provides the tools, resources, and training you need to create a physically active environment for all kids!  Join our school health and physical activity experts in the Learn to Move community to ask questions and provide solutions with physical educators across the nation. 


Recess is more than playtime; it has important benefits to social and physical health. Learn strategies to make recess a part of your active school day.

GO TO Recess

Classroom Physical Activity

Getting students moving in the classroom can actually boost their attention and focus, making them better learners. Read on to see how.

GO TO Classroom PA

PA During Out-of-School Time

Many students arrive at school early or participate in an extended school day. Learn ways to use this time effectively to get kids moving more.


Talk with our Experts

By contacting our National Advisors, you can ask questions, learn best practices and get started creating a healthier school environment.

Lisa Perry

Lisa Perry
National Physical Education/Physical Activity Senior Advisor

Get to know Lisa

Sean Brock

Sean Brock
National Physical Education/Physical Activity Advisor

Get to know Sean

Eric Larson

Eric Larson
National Physical Education/Physical Activity Advisor

Get to know Eric


Movement in Schools

Use this video at your school during your next professional development to get your entire wellness team on board with finding more ways to get students moving throughout the school day.

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