New Jersey - HE K-12 curriculum—ES: Curricula

Policy Type: 
statute; standard

State law requires elementary HE curriculum.

New Jersey Statutes 18A:35-5. Maintenance of physical training courses; features

Each board of education shall conduct as a part of the instruction in the public schools courses in health, safety and physical education, which courses shall be adapted to the ages and capabilities of the pupils in the several grades and departments. To promote the aims of these courses any additional requirements or rules as to medical inspection of school children may be imposed.

New Jersey Student Learning Standards for Comprehensive Health and Physical Education

All students participate in a comprehensive, sequential, health and physical education program that emphasizes the natural interdisciplinary connection between wellness and health and physical education. The standards provide a blueprint for curriculum development, instruction, and assessment that reflects the latest research-based platform for effective health and physical education programs. The primary focus of the standards is on the development of knowledge and skills that influence healthy behaviors within the context of self, family, school, and the local and global community.
Source: New Jersey Department of Education

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