State law requires high school HE curriculum.
Administrative Rules of South Dakota 24:43:11:02. General requirements for high school graduation.
The units of credit required for high school graduation must include the following:
- (8) One-half unit of physical education;
- (9) One-half unit of health or health integration; and
Administrative Rules of South Dakota 24:53:07:20. K-12 comprehensive school health education program.
The required courses and experiences of a K-12 comprehensive school health education program shall meet the most recent edition of the SHAPE (Society of Health and Physical Educators) America National Standard for Initial Health Education Teacher Education, 2018 edition.
The program shall require candidates to demonstrate the content, pedagogical, and professional knowledge and skills identified in the SHAPE Standard and to demonstrate competency on the multiple assessment measures of chapters 24:53:04, 24:53:05, and 24:53:06.
South Dakota Health Education Standards
Outlines Health Education Standard for curriculums by grade