Nevada - HE K-12 curriculum—benefits of physical activity (MS): Curricula

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses physical activity.

Nevada Administrative Code 389.381 Sixth through eighth grades: Health.

Instruction in sixth grade, seventh grade and eighth grade in health must be designed so that pupils meet the following performance standards by the completion of the eighth grade:

  1. Practice health-enhancing behaviors and avoid and reduce health risks, as demonstrated by the ability of the pupil to:
    • (a) Explain the importance of a person assuming responsibility for healthy behaviors;
    • (b) Create a wellness plan that meets dietary guidelines and includes moderate to vigorous physical activity;
    • (c) Demonstrate methods of responding to behaviors that put a pupil at risk, including, without limitation, the use of alcohol, tobacco and other drugs;
    • (d) Understand basic procedures in safety, first aid and life-saving measures, including, without limitation, the use of and procedures for using recreational safety equipment;
    • (e) Evaluate the behaviors of the pupil that put the pupil at risk for injury, including, without limitation, self-harming behaviors and harmful trends; and
    • (f) Analyze the behaviors of a pupil that increase the risk of the pupil spreading communicable diseases, including, without limitation, sexually transmitted diseases, mononucleosis, tuberculosis and influenza.
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