Education Report Roundup

Physical Education

By Laura Greifner — May 16, 2006 1 min read

“2006 Shape of the Nation Report” is posted by the American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance.

Most states’ physical education requirements are insufficient despite increased national attention on the need for children to be more active, concludes a report.

The report—conducted by the Reston, Va.-based National Association for Sport and Physical Education and the Washington-based American Heart Association—surveyed physical education coordinators in all 50 states and the District of Columbia. It found that most states do not mandate a specific number of minutes of physical education per week, and about half of the states allow exemptions, waivers and/or substitutions for participation in physical education.