Iowa - PE K-12 curriculum—MS: Curricula

Area: 
Curricula
Policy Type: 
regulation; statute
Summary: 

State law requires middle school PE curriculum.

2018 Iowa Code 7-1-256.11 Educational Standards.

  1. The following shall be taught in grades seven and eight: English-language arts; social studies; mathematics; science; health; age-appropriate and research-based human growth and development; career exploration and development; physical education; music; and visual art.

Iowa Administrative Code. 281—12.5(256) Education program.
12.5(4) Junior high program, grades 7 and 8. The following shall be taught in grades 7 and 8: English-language arts, social studies, mathematics, science, health, human growth and development, physical education, music, visual art, family and consumer education, career education, and technology education. Instruction in the following areas shall include the contributions and perspectives of persons with disabilities, both men and women, and persons from diverse racial and ethnic groups, and shall be designed to eliminate career and employment stereotypes.


Iowa Administrative Code. 281—12.5(256) Education program.
12.5(4) Junior high program, grades 7 and 8.
f. Physical education. Physical education shall include the physical fitness activities that increase cardiovascular endurance, muscular strength, and flexibility; sports and games; tumbling and gymnastics; rhythms and dance; water safety; leisure and lifetime activities.

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