• Welcome to the physical education web page!

    Children doing sit-ups

    Physical education helps students develop the knowledge, fitness levels, motor skills, and personal and social skills to obtain the ultimate goal of a lifetime of physical activity and health. All children, from pre-kindergarten through grade 12, should participate in quality physical education classes every school day. A quality physical education program should include curriculum aligned instruction and assessment and an opportunity for all to learn.

    Interim Physical Education Consultant:Mary Teachout (517) 335-1730 teachoutm@michigan.gov

Curriculum and Instruction


  • President's Challenge The Physical Fitness Program helps assess the current fitness level of youth ages 6-17 and includes five events that measure muscular strength/endurance, cardiorespiratory endurance, speed, agility, and flexibility.
  • NASPE Physical Education Teacher Evaluation Tool PDF iconThe National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) developed the Physical Education Teacher Evaluation Tool which identifies the knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed to provide sound instruction in the K-12 physical education classroom. The tool was created to assist principals, school district curriculum specialists, and those who evaluate physical education teachers. It may also be used to guide physical education teachers in reflection and self-assessment and serve as an educational tool in college/university physical education teacher preparation programs.


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