State law requires teaching skills for a healthy life.
Virginia 2015 Physical Education Standard of Learning
The physical education Standard are grouped into five overarching content strands: Motor Skill Development, Anatomical Basis of Movement, Fitness Planning, Social Development, and Energy Balance. The Standard in each strand are sequenced to progress in complexity from grade level to grade level. Achieving the performance expectations from the previous grade level serves as the foundation for attaining the benchmarks at the next level. The Standard are intended to provide students with the necessary knowledge, processes, and skills to become physically educated, physically fit, socially competent, and able to make healthy choices for a lifetime.