Health Education and Physical Education are integral parts
of the total education of every child from kindergarten through grade 12.
Therefore, every student should have the opportunity to participate in a
quality health and physical education program.
It is the role of quality health education programs to provide
young people with the knowledge and skills they need to become successful
learners and healthy and productive adults. To help students adopt and maintain
healthy behaviors, health education should contribute directly to a student’s
ability to successfully practice behaviors which protect and promote health and
avoid or reduce health risks.
It is the role of quality physical education programs to
help students develop health-related fitness, physical competence in movement
activities, cognitive understanding, and positive attitudes toward physical
activity so that they can adopt healthy and physically active lifestyles. Quality
programs are also important because they provide learning experiences that meet
a student’s developmental needs, which in turn helps to improve the mental
alertness, academic performance, readiness, and enthusiasm for learning.
Good health and academic success are directly related.
Healthy children are better students and better students become healthy,
successful, productive adults.
Health and Physical Education Standards
Please visit Georgiastandards.org
to view and download the Health and Physical Education Georgia Standards of Excellence
Professional Learning Opportunities
GaDOE HPE Community
GaDOE has launched a new innovative platform to provide the opportunity for teachers, leaders and GaDOE staff to collaborate, connect and share thoughts and resources. See our GaDOE community flyer for steps on how to get started. Each PLC has a series of webinars for teachers. We look forward to connecting!
Fitness Assessment Program
Instructional Resources for Health and Physical Education Teachers
Elementary Instructional Frameworks
Sample Unit Frameworks
Middle and High School Resources
K- 5 SAMPLE Curriculum Maps
Grades K - 8
HPE Remote Learning Resources
Adapted Physical Education
In response to COVID-19, the Georgia Department of Education partnered with Georgia Public Broadcasting
to launch the Georgia Home Classroom
. Georgia families and teachers can access K-12 resources produced by Georgia teachers that are aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence.
The Essential Toolkit
We also provide many other free
instructional resources aligned to the Georgia Standards of Excellence (GSE). These resources were selected by GA DOE content area specialists, to be used by Georgia teachers. Please visit GeorgiaStandards.Org
and the Essential Toolkit
Frequently Requested Information
Health and Physical Education Grants
Physical Education Project Grant (PEP)
Physical Education Project Grant Rural (PEPR)
Support Student Fitness Education Program and Equipment Grant (STEP)
CPR Information (O.C.G.A. § 20-2-149.1)
School Bus Safety
Links and Resources
GHSA Information and Forms