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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

Health and Fitness Connections to the Common Core State Standards
It is essential to maintain quality instruction in Health and Fitness Education and provide intentional connections to the Common Core State Standards to provide a deeper, more meaningful learning experience for students.

Recommendations for Waivers in High School Physical Education New
This document outlines sample procedures for high school physical education waivers in accordance with state laws and regulations.

CPR/AED Instruction in High Schools
FAQs and guidance on the new requirements

Congratulations to AAHPERD NW District Award Recipients
Cece Badda (Easton School District) and Renee Colleran (Northshore School District)


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