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Quality Health Education & Physical Education

Including course offerings and standards-based curriculum


Ohio Health Education Standards

Quality Physical Education through the Physical Education Waiver

Utilizing Credit Flexibility instead of Physical Education Waiver.

Supporting Health and Physically Active Students


ESSA - Continued support of well-rounded students, safe and healthy schools and educating the whole child.

Questions? Want to get involved? 

Contact the Advocacy Chair for more information:

Kevin Lorson
Advocacy Chair
Wright State University

Legislative Action Center

How to use the Legislative Action Center:

Home – This section allows you to view current issues and action items, such as petitions or messages to legislators. Our Issues are specific to Ohio; SHAPE America displays national issues.

Directory – This section allows you to search for your elected officials, by address, name, or browse by state.

Bills – This section allows you to track important state and federal legislation.

Votes – This section allows you to track important state and federal votes.

Elections – Find voter registration and absentee ballots in this section.

Media – This section allows you to get in touch with media outlets in your area. 


*Update March 19 - Please contact your Senator to become a co-sponsor for the Health Education Standards Bill. Senators have until March 25 to become a co-sponsor for this important bill for quality health education.* 

OAHPERD Health Education Standards

- An overview of the issue, summarizes health education requirements, and additional information about the bill. 

Health Education Standards Teacher 2019

- A one-page handout sharing teachers’ perspectives about the importance of health education standards. 

Quality Skills- Based Health Education Curriculum

- Information about quality skill-based health education and the steps to develop a skills-based curriculum. Standards are an essential element of a skills-based health education curriculum.

Health Education & Local Control

- Describes the health education requirements, role of standards, and how standards protect and enhance local control.