Tennessee - HE K-12 curriculum—benefits of physical activity (HS): Curricula

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State law addresses physical activity.

Tennessee Administrative Rules and Regulations 0520-01-03-.06 Graduation Requirements

  1. Students must complete one (1) credit in wellness. The wellness courses will integrate concepts from health, physical fitness, and wellness and may be taught by a team of teachers from one or more teaching areas, including health, physical education, family and nutrition sciences, and health sciences education.

Participation in marching band and interscholastic athletics may not be substituted for this aspect of the graduation requirements. Credit earned in two (2) years of JROTC may be substituted provided the local system has complied with requirements of the State Board of Education.

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