State law addresses personal health and wellness.
Academic Standard for Health, Safety and Physical Education
The Academic Standard for Health, Safety and Physical Education provide students with the knowledge and skills that will enable them to achieve and maintain a physically active and healthful life. The attainment of these Standard will favorably impact their lives and the lives of those around them. By becoming and remaining physically, mentally, socially and emotionally healthy, students will increase their chances of achieving to their highest academic potential.
The Pennsylvania Code § 4.23. High school education.
(c) Planned instruction aligned with academic Standard in the following areas shall be provided to every student in the high school program.
- (8) Health, safety and physical education, including instruction in concepts and skills which affect personal, family and community health and safety, nutrition, physical fitness, movement concepts, motor skill development, safety in physical activity settings, and the prevention of alcohol, chemical and tobacco abuse.
The Pennsylvania Code § 4.83. [Reserved].
Concepts of Health 10.1. A. Stages of Growth and Development B. Interaction of Body Systems C. Nutrition D. Alcohol, Tobacco and Chemical Substances