Arkansas - PE teaches skills for a healthy life: Standards
2017 Arkansas Code 6-16-132 Physical Education
(B) Increase knowledge about the health benefits of physical activity and exercise;
(C) Develop behavioral and motor skills that promote a lifelong commitment to healthy physical activity;
(D) Promote health-focused physical activity among children and adolescents; and
(E) Encourage physical activity outside of physical education.
Arkansas 005 01 CARR 008 Nutrition and Physical Activity Standards
7.03 The physical education training and instruction shall be designed to:
7.03.1 Improve the health of this state's school children;
7.03.2 Increase knowledge about the health benefits of physical activity and exercise;
7.03.3 Develop behavioral and motor skills that promote a lifelong commitment to healthy physical activity;
7.03.4 Promote health-focused activity among children and adolescents; and
7.03.5 Encourage physical activity outside of physical education
Arkansas Physical Education and Health Educaton Curriculum Framework
Physical Education and Leisure
Motor Skills and Movement Patterns: Students shall demonstrate proficiency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of activities.
Movement Concepts: Students shall understand movement concepts, principles, and strategies that apply to the performance of physical activity.
Health-Related Fitness: Students shall understand how health-related fitness can improve individual health.
Lifetime Activities and Recreation: Students shall understand the importance of health benefits and enjoyment from participating in lifetime recreational activities.
Personal and Social Behavior: Students shall demonstrate responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.
Arkansas Department of Education