• Physical Education and Health

    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.

    Intent and Spirit

    The 2020 revised NJSLS-CHPE highlights the expectation that all students participate in a high-quality, K–12 sequential health and physical education program that emphasizes 21st Century skills and interdisciplinary connections to empower students to live a healthy active lifestyle. The standards provide a blueprint for curriculum development, instruction, and assessment, and reflect the latest research for effective health and physical education programs. The primary focus of the standards consists of the development of concepts and skills that promote and influence healthy behaviors.

    Vision: A quality comprehensive health and physical education program fosters a population that:

    • Maintains mental health awareness and relies on social/emotional support systems;

    • Engages in a physically active lifestyle;

    • Maintains awareness of health and wellness and how to access resources;

    • Recognizes the influence of media, peers, technology, and cultural norms in making informed health-related decisions as a consumer of health products and wellness services;

    • Practices effective cross-cultural communication and conflict resolution skills;

    • Builds and maintains healthy relationships;

    • Accepts and respects individual and cultural differences; and  Advocates for personal, family, community, and global wellness and is aware of local, national and global public health and climate change.


    Please review the pacing charts below within the curriculum for each grade level for standards taught in health and time frame.  If sensitive topics are being addressed by the curriculum as part of the health, family life education, or sex education, parents will be notified in advance by the district and they will have the option of invoking N.J.S.A. 18A:35-4.7 to excuse their student from this lesson (s).   If you would like to review the standards for the entire K-8 Health and Physical Education Curriculum please click here.

    To view the Physical Education and Health Curriculum for a particular grade level, please use the links below:


    K Physical Education

    K Health

    1st Grade Physical Education

    1st Grade Health

    2nd Grade Physical Education

    2nd Grade Health

    3rd Grade Physical Education

    3rd Grade Health

    4th Grade Physical Education

    4th Grade Health

    5th Grade Physical Education

    5th Grade Health

    6th Grade Physical Education

    6th Grade Health

    7th Grade Physical Education

    7th Grade Health

    8th Grade Physical Education

    8th Grade Health


    To excuse your student from health, family life education, or sex education (N.J.S.A. 18A:35-4.7), please click here.

Last Modified on September 8, 2023