PA-4.3 Increase the proportion of the Nation’s public and private senior high schools that require daily physical education for all students

National Data Source
School Health Policies and Practices Study (SHPPS); Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (CDC/NCHHSTP)
Changed Since the Healthy People 2020 Launch
No
Measure
percent 
Baseline (Year)
2.1 (2006)
Target
2.3
Target-Setting Method
10 percent improvement
Numerator
Number of public and private senior high schools for which physical education (PE) occurred for at least 36 weeks (i e , a typical school year) per school year for at least 225 minutes per week
Denominator
Number of public and private senior high schools
Questions Used to Obtain the National Baseline Data

From the 2006 School Health Policies and Programs Study:

[NUMERATOR:]

At this school, in which grades do students receive required instruction in physical education?

MARK ALL THAT APPLY

  • K
  • 1st
  • 2nd
  • 3rd
  • 4th
  • 5th
  • 6th
  • 7th
  • 8th
  • 9th
  • 10th
  • 11th
  • 12th

ANSWER Q19 - Q22 FOR EACH GRADE ABOVE.

How many weeks during the school year are _____ graders scheduled to take physical education?

  • _____ Weeks

On average, how many days per week are the _____ graders scheduled to take physical education?

  • 1 Day
  • 2 Days
  • 3 Days
  • 4 Days
  • 5 Days
  • 0 Days one week, 1 day the next week
  • 1 Day one week, 2 days the next week
  • 2 Days one week, 3 days the next week
  • 3 Days one week, 4 days the next week
  • 4 Days one week, 5 days the next week
  • Other

On average, how many minutes is each session of physical education scheduled to last?

  • _____Minutes

How many weeks is the course scheduled to last?

  • _____ Weeks

On average, how many days per week is the course scheduled to meet?

  • 1 Day
  • 2 Days
  • 3 Days
  • 4 Days
  • 5 Days
  • 0 Days one week, 1 day the next week
  • 1 Day one week, 2 days the next week
  • 2 Days one week, 3 days the next week
  • 3 Days one week, 4 days the next week
  • 4 Days one week, 5 days the next week
  • Other

On average, how many minutes is each class period scheduled to last?

  • _____ Minutes

How many weeks is the course scheduled to last?

  • _____ Weeks

On average, how many days per week is the course scheduled to meet?

  • 1 Day
  • 2 Days
  • 3 Days
  • 4 Days
  • 5 Days
  • 0 Days one week, 1 day the next week
  • 1 Day one week, 2 days the next week
  • 2 Days one week, 3 days the next week
  • 3 Days one week, 4 days the next week
  • 4 Days one week, 5 days the next week
  • Other

On average, how many minutes is each class period scheduled to last?

  • _____ Minutes
Data Collection Frequency
Periodic
Comparable Healthy People 2010 Objective
Retained from HP2010 objective

Comments

Methodology Notes

Daily physical education (PE) was defined as PE that occurred for at least 36 weeks (i.e., a typical school year) per school year for at least 150 minutes per week in elementary schools and for at least 225 minutes per week in middle and junior high schools, and senior high schools.