When kids are active they focus more, think more clearly, react to stress more calmly, and perform and behave better in class.
That's why it's so important that our schools offer high-quality health and physical education (HPE) programs...and provide opportunities for students to meet the recommended 60 minutes of daily physical activity before, during and after school.
If we all join together, we have the power to solidify support for health and physical education...and change children's lives.
What’s Your Role?
The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) identifies school health and physical education (HPE) as part of a student's well-rounded education. This means educators, parents and administrators all share a responsibility to provide kids with effective HPE provided by trained and certified teachers.
- K-12 teachers and administrators: You can have an enormous impact on children's lives. We have tools to help you succeed.
- College and university professors: Your work elevates our profession and is instrumental in preparing the next generation of health and physical education professionals.
- Future professionals: Now's the time to get involved! It is an exciting time to begin a career in health and physical education, and we have the support and resources you need.
- Parents: Your voice is powerful! Become an advocate for your child's health and education.