Physical Education


American Academy of Pediatrics: Physical Fitness and Activity in Schools

COVID-19 Interim Guidance: Return to Sports and Physical Activity

CDC Resources 

Health and Academics Data and Statistics
This page provides data about the association between youth risk behaviors and students’ academic achievement. These data are collected through the Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS), administered by the CDC’s vision of Adolescent and School Health 

The Association Between School-Based Physical Activity, Physical Education, and Academic Performance
Provides a literature review that examines the association between school-based physical activity,  including physical education, and academic performance, including indicators of cognitive skills and attitudes, academic behaviors, and academic achievement.

School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity
Developed in collaboration with nutrition and physical activity experts across the nation, the Guidelines identify the most effective policies and practices schools can implement to help young people adopt and maintain healthy eating habits and a physically active lifestyle.

Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool

Youth Physical Activity Guidelines Toolkit

Physical Activity and Health Fact Sheet

NYS Resources

Healthy Schools NY
Network of 18 local agencies providing technical assistance and resources to schools and school districts in New York to develop, implement and support adherence to comprehensive school health policies for physical activity, nutrition, and tobacco prevention. 

The Mind and Body
A statewide media campaign developed by the New York State Department of Health, Healthy Schools NY, and Better World Advertising. The goal of the initiative is to improve physical education programs in New York K-6 schools and to engage school administrators in the development and implementation of physical education plans that comply with state regulations mandating 120 minutes of PE per week.

New York State Physical Education Learning Standards

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Page Updated 5/12/23