Illinois - PE teaches skills for a healthy life: Standards

Area: 
Standards
Policy Type: 
Statute
Summary: 

State law requires teaching skills for a healthy life.

Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/27-7 Physical education course of study

A physical education course of study shall include a developmentally plannedand sequential curriculum that fosters the development of movement skills, enhances health-related fitness, increases students' knowledge, offers direct opportunities to learn how to work cooperatively in a group setting, and encourages healthy habits and attitudes for a healthy lifestyle. A physical education course of study shall provide students with an opportunity for an appropriate amount of physical activity. A physical education course of study must be part of the regular school curriculum and not extra-curricular in nature or organization.

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