Outline of the state of Montana

Physical Education Teaches Skills for a Healthy Life

Physical Education Teaches Skills for a Healthy Life

State law requires teaching skills for a healthy life.

Administrative Rules of Montana 10.53.710 Content Standard for Physical Education

(1) The content Standard for physical education are that students:

  • (a) demonstrate competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns;
  • (b) apply knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics related to movement and performance;
  • (c) demonstrate the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness;
  • (d) exhibit responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others;
  • (e) recognize the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, self-expression, and/or social interaction
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Administrative Rules of Montana 10.55.1301 Health Enhancement Program Delivery Standard

(1) In general, a basic health enhancement program shall:

  • (a) meet the following conditions:

  • (i) maintain class size in accordance with other curriculum areas;

  • (ii) focus on the knowledge and skills necessary to maintain a healthy lifestyle;

  • (iii) integrate and include components of the traditional "health" and "physical education" disciplines;

  • (iv) maintain a program that meets the educational requirements of health enhancement; and

  • (v) maintain adequate first aid materials and communication device capabilities.

  • (b) include the following practices:

  • (i) make appropriate use of technology in the curriculum;

  • (ii) give students the decision-making tools to promote personal and community responsibility;

  • (iii) address the physical, emotional, social, and intellectual dimensions of a healthy lifestyle; and

  • (iv) promote physical activity as a means to a healthy lifestyle.

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