State law recommends teaching knowledge, attitudes, and skills for making health-promoting decisions and healthy behaviors.
Oklahoma Academic Standard: Health
Health education teaches behavior-focused skills for healthy lifestyles (e.g. health literacy).
Oklahoma Administrative Code 210:15-3-143 Health and safety education
(a) Goal of health and safety education. The overarching goal of school health education in Oklahoma is to ensure that school aged youth become health-literate individuals who possess the skills, knowledge, and dispositions to lead healthy, active lives. An effective health education program offers all students the opportunity to gain the needed skillfulness, knowledge, and dispositions toward healthy lifestyles. It is the responsibility of schools to provide opportunities for all students to become competent, literate, and enthusiastic learners, in ways that make health class a highly desired, enjoyable, and worthwhile experience. Students who participate in effective health education programs receive a variety of benefits in the areas of decision making, goal setting, and knowledge so they can develop essential health skills necessary to adopt, practice, and maintain health-enhancing behaviors.