State law addresses personal health and wellness.
Utah Code 53G-10-402. Instruction in health.
(14) Physical and Health Education (2.0 units of credit from any of the following): (a) Health (0.5 units of credit); (b) Participation Skills (0.5 units of credit); (c) Fitness for Life (0.5 units of credit); (d) Individualized Lifetime Activities (0.5 units of credit); or (e) team sport/athletic participation (maximum of 1.0 units of credit with school approval).
Utah State Office of Education: Secondary Health Core Curriculum
Health Foundations and Protective Factors of Healthy Self (HF) is intended to be the foundation of the Health Education Core. Protective factors are attributes such as skills, strengths, or coping strategies which increase the health and well-being of children. These attributes help people deal more effectively with stress, peer-pressure, and other potentially harmful situations. Students with strong protective factors are less likely to develop mental illness or substance use disorders. Students should receive instruction on this strand first. It should also be interwoven throughout all other strands. The goal of this strand is to develop fundamental skills for overall health and wellness.