State law requires high school HE curriculum.
Indiana Academic Standard for Health & Wellness 2017
In 2017, a team of professionals comprised of Indiana educators, post-secondary professors and community partners, collaborated to develop the latest edition of the Indiana Academic Standard for Health & Wellness Education.
Indiana Administrative Code 511 6-7-6.1 Required and elective credits
Sec. 6.1. (a) Beginning with students who enter high school in the 2000-2001 school year, a minimum of forty (40) credits is necessary for high school graduation. Twenty-four (24) of the credits shall be earned in the areas of study specified in subsection (b), and sixteen (16) of the credits shall be earned from courses in these and other areas of study listed in subsection (b) and 511 IAC 6.1-5.1.
- (b) The twenty-four (24) required credits consist of the following:
- (6) Health and education (1 credit)
- (7) Basic physical education, adapted as necessary (1 credit)
Indiana Administrative Code 511 6-7.1-4 Minimum required and elective credits
(5) Subject to subdivisions (6) through (8), the health and wellness credit shall be from a course in the health education area of study that has comprehensive health education content.
Indiana Code 20-30-5-7. Curriculum; ethnic and racial groups course
Sec. 7. (a) Each school corporation shall include in the school corporation's curriculum the following studies:
- (6) Health education, physical fitness, safety, and the effects of alcohol, tobacco, drugs, and other substances on the human body.