West Virginia - HE K-12 curriculum—personal health and wellness (ES): Curricula

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law addresses personal health and wellness.

Code of State Rules 126-44T-4 Summary of the Content Standards and Objectives

WELLNESS - POLICY 2520.55

Students in grades Pre-K-4 are introduced to the wellness concept which builds the foundation for health literacy and an appreciation for lifelong physical fitness. It is critical that children learn to adopt healthy behaviors at an early age so they can develop sound habits before being faced with health concerns later in life. This is a life-long process of enhancing the components of health education (physical, intellectual, emotional, social, spiritual, and environmental), physical education (movement forms, motor skill development and fitness) and physical activity, an important factor in early brain development and learning. The PreK-4 wellness content standards identify what students should know, understand and be able to do in practicing skills and behaviors that apply to healthy lifestyles. The goal of these standards is to promote self-responsibility,motivation and excellence in learning as well as life-long commitment to wellness.


Code of State Rules 126-44T-4 Summary of the Content Standards and Objectives

WELLNESS - POLICY 2520.55

Standard 1: Wellness Promotion and Disease Prevention (WE.S.01)

The acquisition of basic wellness concepts and functional wellness knowledge provides a foundation for promoting health-enhancing behaviors among children. This standard includes essential concepts that are based on established health behavior theories and models. Concepts that focus on both health promotion and risk reduction are included in the performance descriptors.

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