Physical Education and Other Physical Activity Programs

Published: 3/6/2014 8:51 AM

In Kentucky schools, we will provide planned, sequential instruction that promotes lifelong physical activity. It will be designed to develop basic movement skills, lifelong sports skills, and physical fitness as well as to enhance mental, social, and emotional abilities. It will be delivered on a regular basis.


High School Physical Education KCAS Aligned to NASPE.pdf

Middle School Physical Education KCAS Aligned to NASPE.pdf

Intermediate Physical Education KCAS Aligned to NASPE.pdf

Primary Physical Education KCAS Aligned to NASPE.pdf



National Physical Education Standards - The National Association for Sport and Physical Education appointed the Outcomes Committee to answer the question "What should students know and be able to do?" The "Outcomes Project" culminated in the development of a definition of the physically educated person.
PANT (Physical Activity, Nutrition and Tobacco) - Physical activity, nutrition and tobacco (PANT) related behaviors play a major role in the health of many Kentuckians. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDCP), these three modifiable risk factors contribute to nearly seventy percent of the cardiovascular diseases and conditions throughout our Commonwealth.
Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP)
The Comprehensive School Physical Activity Program (CSPAP) (e.g., physical education class, classroom physical activity breaks, recess/activity breaks, before and after school PA programs, intramurals, activities including parents, and community based PA programs, etc) ) is an emerging concept for increasing physical activity/physical education in schools via a Coordinated School Health (CSH) approach. It is specifically included in the Practical Living/Career Studies (PLCS) Program Review.

The Physical Education Curriculum Analysis Tool (PECAT) is a self-assessment and planning guide developed by CDC. It is designed to help school districts and schools conduct clear, complete, and consistent analyses of physical education curricula, based upon national physical education standards.


Jamie Sparks
Office of Next-Generation Learners
Division of Program Standards
500 Mero Street, 19th Floor CPT
Frankfort, KY 40601
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