West Virginia - Physical Activity throughout the day: Standards

Area: 
Standards
Policy Type: 
Regulation
Summary: 

State law recommends physical activity incorporated throughout the school day (e.g. classroom breaks, time for physical activity).

Code of State Rules 126-42-5. Program Definition and Design

5.3.a Middle School Programming (Grades 6-8)

Middle schools should recognize that healthy lifestyles and academic success are tightly interwoven. Therefore, schools should promote wellness activities that extend beyond the course requirements for physical education and health. This may be accomplished through programs that Physical Activity focus on skill development, sportsmanship, and teamwork. Opportunities will be provided for 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous integrated physical activity daily to keep middle grades students physically active throughout the school year. Wellness education should target the widespread behaviors that undermine the health and resulting capacity for personal success during adolescence.


Code of State Rules 126-42-5. Program Definition and Design

5.4.a. High School Programming (Grades 9-12)

Physical Activity

High schools should recognize that healthy lifestyles and academic success are tightly interwoven. Therefore, schools should promote wellness activities that extend beyond the course requirements for physical education and health. This may be accomplished through programs that focus on skill development, sportsmanship and teamwork. Opportunities should be provided for 30 minutes of moderate to vigorous integrated physical activity daily to keep high school students physically active throughout the school year. Wellness education should target the widespread behaviors that undermine the health and resulting capacity for personal success during adolescence.

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