Learn how you can help advance SHAPE America's national initiative to ensure  students are benefitting from the skills, knowledge, competence and desire to enjoy health and physical activity for life.  Explore Physical Education

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Physical education provides students with a planned, sequential, K-12 standards-based program of curricula and instruction designed to develop motor skills, knowledge and behaviors for active living, physical fitness, sportsmanship, self-efficacy and emotional intelligence.  

SHAPE America has defined the essential components of physical education.

PE Components4 Essential Components

SHAPE America develops the national standards and guidelines for physical education, and offers extensive professional development opportunities, cutting-edge resources such as the newly released National Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education, and respected peer-reviewed journals to help you become a leader in your classroom, institution and community.