Health

Health

  • American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance   AAHPERD is the largest organization of professionals supporting and assisting professionals involved in physical education, recreation, fitness, sport and coaching, dance, health education and promotion, and all specialties related to achieving a healthy and active lifestyle.
  • Health Literacy – Iowa Core  This site from the Iowa Department of Education allows you to select a grade span and download the health literacy learning expectations.
  • Iowa Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance:  This association provides leadership and support for the enhancement of movement, leisure, and health-related programs central to healthy, active lifestyles, and lifelong learning.  However, no link is presently available.
  • National Health Education Standards  The National Health Education Standards (NHES)1 are written expectations for what students should know and be able to do by grades 2, 5, 8, and 12 to promote personal, family, and community health. The standards provide a framework for curriculum development and selection, instruction, and student assessment in health education.
  • Shape America is committed to empowering all children to lead healthy and active lives through effective health and physical education programs.
  • Shape - Iowa:  A profile for Iowa is include in Shape America.

This page was updated on August 13, 2021.

Please contact Lou Howell with additional URLs that would be helpful to educators of health in our schools.