Physical Education

This site will provide you with information on curriculum, rules, and news. We welcome any suggestions you have that will improve this site for people who provide high-quality Physical Education programs for students. Join our mailing list and receive updates. 

The Division of Curriculum provides direction and leadership to Physical Education programs that serve students from Kindergarten through Grade 12. Curriculum staff members assist districts with implementation of the TEKS. They also assist the instructional materials division with the materials adoption process for Kindergarten through Grade12 Health Education. 

Curriculum Standards

Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills for Physical Education 19 TAC Chapter 116 


Correspondence Regarding Middle and Junior High School Health Education Instruction and Coordinated School Health Programs

Frequently Asked Questions


Related Links

Coordinated School Health Programs

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) (outside source)

Dietary Guidelines (outside source) 

National Association for Sport and Physical Education (NASPE) (outside source) 

President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (outside source)

Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD) (outside source)  

Society of Health and Physical Educators (SHAPE) (outside source)

Texas Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (TAHPERD) (outside source)

Texas Education Agency Health and Safety  

Texas Obesity Prevention Plan (outside source) 

Texas State Athletic Trainer’s Association (TSATA) (outside source) 

University Interscholastic League (UIL) (outside source) 


National Physical Education Standards (outside source)

Off-campus Physical Activity Programs Instructions (PDF, 62 KB) 

Off-campus Physical Activity Programs Approval Request (PDF, 861 KB) 


Barney Fudge, Statewide Coordinator, Health and Safety 
Texas Education Agency
1701 North Congress Avenue
Austin, TX 78701-1401 
(512) 463-9581

ESC Representatives 
School Health Specialists  

Curriculum Division
(512) 463-9581