National PE Standards

The National Content Standards publications define what a student should know and be able to do as result of a quality physical education program. States and local school districts across the country use the National Standards to develop or revise existing standards, frameworks and curricula. 

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.

National Standards book coverNational Standards & Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education New! 
Introducing the best guidance available for aligning your curriculum to the new National Standards for Physical Education, as revised in 2013.

National Standards & Guidelines for Physical Education Teacher Education book coverNational Standards & Guidelines for Physical Education Teacher Education, 3rd Edition
This edition provides PETE programs with guidance on the 2008 Initial and Advanced national PE teacher training standards. 


CoachCoverQuality Coaches, Quality Sports: National Standards for Sport Coaches, 2nd Edition
The National Standards for Sport Coaches, 2nd edition, is a playbook for running a successful training program. It provides clear direction regarding the skills and knowledge every coach needs to have. From novice to highly skilled master coach, the National Standards work for all sports and at all competitive levels. If a program covers the information in this book, that program will prepare qualified coaches. 

Download a flyer listing the new National Standards for K-12 Physical Education.