Educator Resources

Health and Physical Education Resources

If you have questions, comments, or suggestions, please send an e-mail to wellness@schools.nyc.gov.

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Physical Education

CHAMPS Middle School Sports and Fitness Program
CDC Concussion in Youth Sports Information & Resources
Concussion Management Guidelines
Move-to-Improve
NASPE National Association of Sport and Physical Education
NASPE Teacher Evaluation Tool
NASPE Teacher Toolbox
NASPE Integrating Physical Activity Into The Complete School Day 
Physical Best Certification Renewal: E-mail SHAPE America to request to take the exam. The proper course, instructions, and cost will be sent to you directly from SHAPE.
Physical Education Requirements (Elementary, Middle, and High School)
SHAPE Grade-Level Outcomes for K-12 Physical Education
SHAPE Scope and Sequence of Fitness Education for PreK-16 Programs



Health Education

Community-Based Resources for Summer 2013 Condom Program
Condom Availability Program Website
Elementary Hand Washing and Respiratory Etiquette Lessons Matrix
Free Access to the Elementary HealthTeacher Curriculum-Registration Directions
Health Education and Sexual Health Education Frequently Asked Questions
Health Education Pacing Guides (Middle and High School)
Health Education Requirements (Elementary, Middle, and High School)
NYC DOE HIV/AIDS Curriculum
Sex Education in NYC Schools
Sexual Health Education Requirements for Middle and High School
Vulnerable and Capable: Adapting HIV/AIDS Lessons for Students with Disabilities (Video)
What is Sexual Health Education?


Adaptive Physical Education

Adaptive Physical Education FAQ's for Elementary and Middle School Principal 


Professional Development

Physical Best Certification Renewal: E-mail education@shapeamerica.org with a request to take the exam. The proper course and instructions will be sent subsequently, including the cost associated with taking the exam.
Professional Development Documents

View and Register for Office of School Wellness Programs Professional Development



Before/After-school Programs

CHAMPS Middle School Sports and Fitness Program


Office of School Health

Office of School Health 
Office of School Health Condom Availability Program


Chancellor's Regulations
(related to Health, Food, Healthy Fundraising and Field Trips)

A-610: Fundraising Activities and Collection of Money from Students
A-650: Flea Markets in Schools
A-660: Parent Associations and the Schools
A-670: School Trips
A-701: School Health Services
A-740: Pregnant And Parenting Students
A-812: Competitive Foods


Other NYC Department of Education Resources


Respect for All
Teacher Resource Page

NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene (DOHMH) Resources

NYC DOHMH
NYC DOHMH Healthy High Schools Page
NYC DOHMH EpiQuery - Interactive Health Data
NYC DOHMH Teen Health
NYC DOHMH Teens in NYC (Guide to clinics)
NYS & NYC Department of Health Requirements for School Swimming Pools
Nurse-Family Partnership


Other Agencies and Organizations


Alliance for a Healthier Generation
American Cancer Society - Prevention and Early Detection
CDC's Healthy Schools, Healthy Youth Resources
CDC Finds 1 In 5 U.S. High School Students Have Abused Prescription Drugs
CDC's LGBT Health Youth Page
CDC's New Physical Activity Guidelines (2008)
CDC's Student Health and Academic Achievement
CDC's School Health Education Resources (SHER)
CDC's Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance System (YRBSS)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Childhood Obesity & Schools
City Parks Foundation
Flaghouse Physical Education Equipment
Go Girl World
Helping Children Reach a Healthy Weight
Kidnetic
New York Junior Tennis League
New York Road Runners
NYC Department of Parks and Recreation
NYS Center for Healthy Schools 
NYS Colleges and Universities with Health Education and Physical Education Degree Programs 
NYS Student Support Services Center - Making Connections to Increase Student Achievement
PE Central
SHAPE America (Society of Health and Physical Educators)
Sports and Arts in Schools Foundation
Take 10
Teens Speak about Getting Fit
United States Department of Agriculture Food and Nutritional Service