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National Standards for Physical Education
National Standards for Physical Education


The Physical Education curriculum is aligned with both the Massachusetts Health Literacy Frameworks and the National Physical Education standards. Physical activity is critical to the development and maintenance of good health. The goal of physical education is to develop physically educated individuals who have the knowledge, skills, and confidence to enjoy a lifetime of healthful physical activity. 

The national physical education standards address five essential areas of a physically educated individual:

Standard 1:  The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in a variety of motor skills and movement patterns. 

Standard 2:  The physically literate individual applies knowledge of concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics related to movement and performance

Standard 3:  The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

Standard 4:  The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others.

Standard 5:  The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression and/or social interaction.


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36R Bartlet St.
Andover, MA  01810
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