Arkansas - PE teaches skills for a healthy life: Standards

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Standards
Policy Type: 
statute; regulation; standard
Summary: 

State law requires teaching skills for a healthy life.

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

  1. Motor Skills and Movement Patterns: Students shall demonstrate proficiency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of activities.

  2. Movement Concepts: Students shall understand movement concepts, principles, and strategies that apply to the performance of physical activity.

  3. Health-Related Fitness: Students shall understand how health-related fitness can improve individual health.

  4. Lifetime Activities and Recreation: Students shall understand the importance of health benefits and enjoyment from participating in lifetime recreational activities.

  5. 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

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