Physical Education Policy

Physical Education

Hallie E. Ford Center

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Physical education (PE) develops the physically literate individual through deliberate practice of well-designed learning tasks that allow for skill acquisition in an instructional climate focused on mastery.

During PE, students practice the knowledge and skills they have learned through physical activity (PA), which is defined as any bodily movement that results in energy expenditure.

“Physical literacy is the ability, confidence, and desire to be physically active for life.”

-Physical Literacy in the United States (pdf)


figures displaying various types of physical activity