Colorado - PE teaches skills for a healthy life: Standards

Policy Type: 
statute; standard

State law requires teaching skills for a healthy life.

C.R.S. 22-25-104

(b) The guidelines developed by the department of education pursuant to paragraph (a) of this subsection (3) shall include, but shall not be limited to, the following for preschool, kindergarten, and grades one through twelve:

  • (III) The recommended hours of instruction in physical education required to ensure that students not only develop healthy muscular and cardiovascular systems, but that they also develop skills and knowledge to enable them to remain active and healthy throughout their lifetimes.

Comprehensive Health Health & Physical Education

Prepared Graduates in Movement Competence and Understanding:

  • Demonstrate competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activity
  • Demonstrate understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to learning and performing physical activities
    Prepared Graduates in Physical and Personal Wellness:
  • Participate regularly in physical activity
  • Achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness
  • Apply knowledge and skills to engage in lifelong healthy eating
  • Apply knowledge and skills necessary to make personal decisions that promote healthy relationships and sexual and reproductive health
  • Apply knowledge and skills related to health promotion, disease prevention, and health maintenance
    Source: Colorado Department of Education

Comprehensive Health Health & Physical Education

1. Movement Competence and Understanding (Physical Education)
Includes motor skills and movement patterns that teach skill and accuracy in a variety of routines, games, and activities that combine skills with movement; demonstrates the connection between body and brain function; and creates patterns for lifelong physical activity.
Source: Colorado Department of Education

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