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Physical Education

Legislation

Grade Level Requirements:

  • Elementary: Section 1003.455, F.S., requires 150 minutes of physical education each week for students in grades K-5. A minimum of 30 consecutive minutes is required on any day that physical education instruction is provided.
  • Middle: Section 1003.455, F.S., requires one class per day for one semester of physical education each year for students enrolled in grades 6-8.
  • High: Section 1003.4282, F.S., requires one credit in physical education with the integration of health.

Physical Education Standards

  • Florida's physical education standards and benchmarks to reflect what a student should know and be able to do as the result of a quality physical education program. Florida's Standards for Physical Education were adopted by the State Board of Education in 2014. To view the standards and benchmarks please visit the CPALMS website.

Contact Information

Healthy Schools
Bureau of Standards and Instructional Support
325 W. Gaines Street, Suite 444
Tallahassee, FL 32399-0400
850-245-0423