Curriculum in Physical Education
Curriculum — one of the four essential components of physical education — is the written, clearly articulated plan for how standards and education
outcomes will be attained.
School districts and schools should have a written physical education curriculum for grades K-12 that is sequential and comprehensive. It should be based on national and/or state standards and grade-level outcomes for physical education, and should include learning objectives for students as well as units and lessons for teachers to implement.
The physical education curriculum should mirror other school district and school curricula in its design and schedule for periodic review/update.
Overall, the physical education curriculum serves the purpose of standardizing the curriculum in a school district across schools and ensuring equitable education for all students. It also results in improved teacher quality and increased consistency in instruction.
- National Standards for K-12 Physical Education
- Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education
- National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education
State Physical Education Standards Database
- Instructional Framework for Fitness Education
In Physical Education
- Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool