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RULE §74.37Public School Physical Education Curriculum

(a) The essential knowledge and skills for physical education shall:

  (1) emphasize the knowledge and skills capable of being used during a lifetime of regular physical activity;

  (2) be consistent with national physical education standards for:

    (A) the information that students should learn about physical activity; and

    (B) the physical activities that students should be able to perform;

  (3) meet the needs of students of all physical ability levels, including students who have a disability, chronic health problem, or other special need that precludes the student from participating in regular physical education instruction but who might be able to participate in physical education that is suitably adapted and, if applicable, included in the student's individualized education program;

  (4) take into account the effect that gender and cultural differences might have on the degree of student interest in physical activity or on the types of physical activity in which a student is interested;

  (5) ensure students develop self-management and movement skills;

  (6) ensure students develop cooperation, fair play, and responsible participation in physical activity; and

  (7) promote student participation in physical activity outside of school.

(b) A physical education course shall:

  (1) offer students an opportunity to choose among many types of physical activity in which to participate;

  (2) offer students both cooperative and competitive games; and

  (3) be an enjoyable experience for students.

(c) On a weekly basis, at least 50% of a physical education class shall be used for actual student physical activity and the activity shall be, to the extent practicable, at a moderate or vigorous level.

Source Note: The provisions of this §74.37 adopted to be effective December 23, 2009, 34 TexReg 9198

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