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Health and Physical Education

Overview Statement

An understanding of good health and fitness concepts and practices is essential for all students. Businesses have already begun to realize the extent to which poor health practices can undermine an employee's effectiveness and ability to succeed. The same is true of students. Teaching our students good health and safety principles can lead to a lifetime of healthy practices, resulting in more productive, active, and successful lives. The Washington State Health and Physical Education Standards establish the concepts and skills necessary for safe and healthy living, and in turn, for successful learning.

OSPI Links 

Health and Physical Education Learning Standards

OSPI-Developed Assessments

OSPI has developed assessments that can be used by teachers in the classroom throughout the school year to gauge student understanding of the learning standards for health and fitness education.

Please go to the following link for more information on the assessments and other helpful information:


Other Resources

The state Health and Fitness Education Department has a variety of resources available on its website.  Choose from agencies and organizations that support health and fitness; teaching tools; vocabulary; and helpful websites.  Go to the link below:


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