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Physical Education/Activity: Minimum Requirements for P.E. & Wellness

  1. Health and Physical Education, Grades K-8. The health education and physical education programs, provided annually, shall be based on state curriculum standards and shall be developmentally appropriate with instruction focusing on activities which will promote good health habits and enhance physical fitness.
  2. Wellness, Grades 9-12.
  3. (i) Students shall complete 1 unit of wellness. The program shall be based on the state curriculum standards and shall integrate concepts from the areas of health and physical fitness.

    (ii) Participation in marching band and interscholastic athletics shall not be substituted for this requirement. Credit earned in two years of JROTC may be substituted for the wellness requirement provided the local board of education has complied with the requirements of the State Board of Education.

    (iii) Participation in marching band and interscholastic athletics shall not be substituted for the wellness requirement. Credit earned in two years of JROTC may be substituted for the wellness requirement provided the local board of education has complied with requirements of the State Board of Education.

  4. For pupils who have physical disabilities, the physical education program shall be modified based on the annual written recommendation of a physician. The statement of the physician shall indicate the type of disability and include a recommended activity program.