State law requires middle school HE curriculum.
Model Curriculum: Comprehensive Health and Physical Education (K-12)
Establishes a model health education curriculum for middle school students.
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 Standard 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 Standard 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 Standard 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.