Health and Physical Education
The goal of Health Education and Physical Education programs in Minnesota is to offer students educational opportunities that promote healthy, lifelong lifestyle decisions. Working together, parents, schools, and the state of Minnesota are making a real difference in the health and well being of our students.

Minnesota has adopted the National Standards for Physical Education, which were developed by the National Association for Sport and Physical Education. Every Minnesota school district was required to adopt these standards, starting with the 2012-13 school year. View the National Standards for Physical Education.

Additionally, every school district must have locally developed standards in health education. View the National Health Education Standards (NHES) on the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention website.