State law requires elementary PE curriculum.
North Dakota Century Code 15.1-21-01. Elementary and middle schools - Required instruction.
In order to be approved by the superintendent of public instruction, each public and nonpublic elementary and middle school shall provide to students instruction in:
- English language arts, including reading, composition, creative writing, English grammar, and spelling.
- Social studies, including: a. The United States Constitution; b. United States history; c. Geography; d. Government; and e. North Dakota studies, with an emphasis on the geography, history, and agriculture of this state, in the fourth and eighth grades.
- Science, including agriculture.
- Physical education.
- Health, including physiology, hygiene, disease control, and the nature and effects of alcohol, tobacco, and narcotics.
North Dakota Physical Education Content Standard K -12
The North Dakota Physical Education Content Standard provide physical education teachers and school districts a guide for quality physical education programs. Physical education and wellness are evolving to provide a more comprehensive lifestyle management approach, thus encouraging physical activity and fitness, sound nutritional practices, and assessment through the use of the latest technology