National Standards for Physical Education

  • These standards were developed by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE).  The purpose was to provide a framework for quality Physical Education programs and to provide guidance for developing state and local standards.

    A physically educated person:

    Standard 1: The physically literate individual demonstrates competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

    Standard 2: The physically literate individual demonstrates understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities.

    Standard 3: The physically literate individual demonstrates the knowledge and skills to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical activity and fitness.

    Standard 4: The physically literate individual exhibits responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in physical activity settings.

    Standard 5: The physically literate individual recognizes the value of physical activity for health, enjoyment, challenge, self-expression, and/or social interaction.