CDC Healthy Schools Physical Education and Physical Activity

To learn more about the benefits of physical activity, physical activity behaviors of young people, and recommendations, visit Physical Activity Facts. For more information on the Physical Activity Guidelines, 2nd edition, visit Physical Activity Guidelines for School-Aged Children and Adolescents. Find out what CDC is doing nationwide to help more adults, children, and adolescents become physically active.

The CDC Healthy Schools Physical Education and Physical Activity page provides information on:

  • National standards for physical education
  • Benefits and Importance of Recess
  • Integrated classroom physical activity
  • Benefits and suggestions on before and after school physical activity
  • Benefits and recommendations on staff involvement
  • Family and Community Engagement benefits
  • A framework for schools
  • A guide for schools
  • A comprehensive school physical activity program (CSPAP) e-learning module.

Click here to go to the CDC Healthy School Physical Education and Physical Activity website page.