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 Education Georgia Standards of Excellence
Health Education Georgia Standards of Excellence were approved on March 25, 2021, by the State Board of Education.
The use of the revised GSE for Health Education is voluntary for the 2021-2022 school year. Full implementation begins in the 2022-2023 school year.
Georgia Standards of Excellence for Health EducationK-12 Georgia Standards of Excellence for Health Education
GaDOE HPE Community
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Resources for Health and Physical Education Teachers
Remote Learning Resources
Health Education Resources
Red Ribbon Lesson Plans K-5
Middle and High
HPE Requirements, Rules and Policy
Fitness Assessment Program
Sample Scope and Sequence
Georgia Standards of Excellence
- Please visit Georgiastandards.org to view and download the Physical Education Georgia Standards of Excellence
Physical Education GSE Resources
Grades K - 8
K- 5 SAMPLE Maps
Adapted Physical Education
CPR Information (O.C.G.A. § 20-2-149.1)
School Bus Safety
Links and Resources
GHSA Information and Forms