Health, P.E. and Wellness

K-8 Health Education

Tennessee's Health Education Standards can be used to support the effective implementation of comprehensive health education as one of the components of Coordinated School Health.

K-12 Physical Education

Physically educated students will demonstrate competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities.

Lifetime Wellness

Lifetime Wellness is a holistic approach to health and lifetime physical activities in Tennessee high schools. This approach to total wellness encompasses the physical, mental, social, and emotional well-being of the individual.

Standards

The State Board of Education (SBE) has the authority to adopt academic standards for each subject area in grades K-12. Click on the course title/ grade level to view a description of the course and the standards adopted by the SBE. View the academic standards guidelines adopted by the state board.

The SBE sets the requirements for high school graduation. Per SBE Rule, students must achieve one high school level unit of Wellness and half-unit of Physical Education in order to graduate with a high school diploma. View a list of the courses required for high school graduation.

K-8 Health Education

K-12 Physical Education

Lifetime Wellness

Download the 9-12 standards.

Last Update: August 1, 2014