ERIC Number: ED497181
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-May
Opposing Substitution and Waiver/Exemptions for Required Physical Education. A Position Paper from the National Association for Sport and Physical Education
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (NJ1)
It is the position of the National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) that all K-12 students should take all required physical education courses and that no substitutions, waivers, or exemptions should be permitted. Physical education is an essential and integral component of a total education. The National Standards for Physical Education define what a student should know and be able to do as a result of a quality physical education program. The unique goals of physical education are the development of physical competence, health-related fitness, cognitive understanding, and a positive attitude toward physical activity so that individuals can adopt and maintain physically active and healthy lifestyles (NASPE, 2004a).
Descriptors: Physical Education, Student Participation, Elementary Secondary Education, National Standards, Position Papers
American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 1900 Association Drive, Reston, VA 20191. Tel: 800-213-7193; Fax: 703-476-9527; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.aahperd.org
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance, Reston, VA. National Association for Sport and Physical Education.