State law requires high school PE curriculum.
Texas Administrative Code Title 19 RULE §74.1 Essential Knowledge and Skills
(a) A school district that offers kindergarten through Grade 12 must offer the following as a required curriculum:
- (2) an enrichment curriculum that includes:
- (C) physical education;
Texas Administrative Code Title 19 RULE §74.3 Description of a Required Secondary Curriculum
(2) The school district must offer the courses listed in this paragraph and maintain evidence that students have the opportunity to take these courses:
- (E) physical education--at least two courses selected from Foundations of Personal Fitness, Adventure/Outdoor Education, Aerobic Activities, or Team or Individual Sports;
Texas Education Code Sec. 28.002. REQUIRED CURRICULUM
(d) The physical education curriculum required under Subsection (a)(2)(C) must be sequential, developmentally appropriate, and designed, implemented, and evaluated to enable students to develop the motor, self-management, and other skills, knowledge, attitudes, and confidence necessary to participate in physical activity throughout life. Each school district shall establish specific objectives and goals the district intends to accomplish through the physical education curriculum.
Texas Education Code Sec. 28.025. HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA AND CERTIFICATE; ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT RECORD.
(b-1) The State Board of Education by rule shall require that the curriculum requirements for the foundation high school program under Subsection (a) include a requirement that students successfully complete:
- (8) except as provided by Subsection (b-11), one credit in physical education under Section 28.002(a)(2)(C)