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  Health and Fitness

Health and Fitness teaches our students that good health and safety principles can lead to a lifetime of healthy practices, resulting in more productive, active, and successful lives.

Learning Standards
The Health and Fitness Essential Academic Learning Requirements (EALRs) and Grade Level Expectations (GLEs) describe what students should know and be able to do. They establish the concepts and skills necessary for safe and healthy living, and in turn, for successful learning.

The OSPI-developed assessments are the state assessment models designed to help schools and districts determine whether students have met the health and fitness learning standards.

Requirements for CPR/AED Instruction in High Schools
New legislation creates initiatives in high schools "to save lives in the event of cardiac arrest." Every school district that operates a high school must offer instruction in CPR to students. Beginning in the 2013-14 school year, instruction in CPR must be included in at least one health class necessary for graduation.

Resources to Support Quality Instruction
NEW! Health and Fitness Connections to the Common Core State Standards
Videos, sample lessons, and assessment tutorials designed to assist schools and districts to enhance a comprehensive health and fitness education program.

Laws and Regulations/Graduation Requirements
The WACs and RCWs that outline Health and Fitness education requirements in our state.

Healthy Schools, Successful Students
Coordinated School Health seeks to ensure healthy schools and healthy, successful students by coordinating effective policies and programs, and encouraging school, community and family involvement through shared information and communication.


Safe Routes to School Programs
Safe Routes to School programs enable community leaders, schools and parents across the United States to improve safety and encourage more children, including children with disabilities, to safely walk and bicycle to school.

Let's MoveLet’s Move
America’s Move to Raise a Healthier Generation of Kids -- Let’s Move! is a comprehensive initiative, launched by the First Lady, dedicated to solving the challenge of childhood obesity within a generation, so that children born today will grow up healthier and able to pursue their dreams.

What's New

Webinar on Using OSPI-Developed Assessments

Congratulations to the Washington Award Winners!
The following will receive national recognition at the Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) National Convention.

NW District Teacher of the Year (Finalists for the SHAPE America National Teacher of the Year)
Elementary School: Debbie Lindgren, Bremerton School District
Middle School: Shelly Ellis, Seattle Public School

Margie R. Hanson Elementary Physical Education Distinguished Service
Renee Colleran, Northshore School District
Mabel Lee Award, Non-College/University:
Melanie Flink, Bellingham Public Schools
North American Society of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance Professionals
Gayle See, Seattle Public Schools

Jump Rope For Heart/Hoops For Heart Grant Winners
Paul White, Pleasant Valley Primary School

Northwest District Professor of the Year
Carri Kreider, Eastern Washington University


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