What is Physical Literacy?
“In short, as appropriate to each individual’s endowment, physical literacy can be described as a disposition in which individuals have: the motivation, confidence, physical competence, knowledge and understanding to value and take responsibility for maintaining purposeful physical pursuits/activities throughout the life-course.”   ~Margaret Whitehead 2010

"To provide knowledge and to empower all students to maintain
a high level of wellness."
The Exercise Revolution- Can exercise really help you learn?

Quality Physical Education (QPE)

NASPE believes that every student in our nation's schools, from PK-12, should have the opportunity to participate in quality physical education.

The Four Components of a High-quality Physical Education Program
  • Opportunity to Learn

  • Meaningful Content

  • Appropriate Instruction

  • Student and Program Assessment

Why is Quality Physical Education Important?

Quality physical education programs help all students develop:

  • health-related fitness,

  • physical competence,

  • cognitive understanding,

  • positive attitudes about physical activity

so that they can adopt healthy and physically active lifestyles.

Quality physical education programs provide learning experiences that improve mental alertness, academic performance, and readiness and enthusiasm for learning in our nation's youth.

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