The New Jersey Student Learning Standards (NJSLS) are reviewed and revised every five years. The 2020 NJSLS in Comprehensive Health and Physical Educationwere adopted by the State Board of Education on June 3, 2020. Districts are required to implement by September 2022. TheComprehensive Health and Physical Education provides links to the 2020 NJSLS and information regarding curriculum implementation dates.
The state requires that all students participate in a comprehensive, sequential health and physical education program that emphasizes the natural interdisciplinary connection among wellness, health and physical education. The standards provide a blueprint for curriculum development, instruction and assessment for effective health and physical education programs. The primary focus of the standards is on the development of knowledge and skills that influence life-long healthy behaviors within the context of self, family, school and the local and global communities. The 2014 revised standards incorporate the current thinking and best practices found in health and physical education documents published by national content-specific organizations.
To view the physical education curriculum for a particular grade level, please use the links below.
Grade 1 Physical Education