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Health and Physical Education

2014 AHPERD National Convention & Expo

April 1-5, St. Louis, MO 

News & Updates

Cade's Law/HB675

The rule for Cade’s Law (MO HB675) was presented to the State Board of Education on September 17, 2013.  It was approved by the SBOE and then filed concurrently with the Secretary of State and Joint Committee on Administrative Rules on September 27, 2013 for publication in the November 1, 2013 Missouri Register.  The 30-day comment period ended December 1, 2013; no comments were received. The Order of Rulemaking will go to the State Board of Education in January 2014.

DESE Physical Fitness Award

Report from the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children

2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey and Youth Tobacco Survey Results

The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, in collaboration with the Missouri Department of Elementary and Secondary Education and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), conducts biannual surveys of public middle and high school students to track progress in efforts to reduce health risk behaviors among youth. 

This report summarizes key findings from the 2013 YRBS and 2013 YTS including results from previous years that demonstrate changes over time. For a full report of the 2013 YTS results, see Missouri Youth and Tobacco 2003-2013.    Previous years of YRBS data may be found on the CDC website. 

Report from the Task Force on the Prevention of Sexual Abuse of Children


Instructional Information

Health and Physical Education Activities and Assessments

In November, 2009, just prior to the annual conference of the Missouri Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance (MOAHPERD), DESE convened a group of exemplary health and physical education teachers to write sample lessons that aligned to the grade-level expectations. Following are the lessons developed:

Elementary School Body System Culminating
Substance Use/Abuse
Middle School Structures and Functions Of The Body
Nutrition For A Lifetime Change
Personal Safety (Bullying)
Performance Enhancing Drugs And Your Body
High School Life Management Rubric
Consumer Health And Safety - Media Influences
Persuasive Letter Rubric


Physical Education
Elementary School
Movement Concepts Rubric
Bowling Rubric
Jump Rope Assessment
Middle School
Health Related Fitness
Racquet Sports
Rhythms and Dance
High School
Correct Destinations for Orienteering Orienteering Assessment Starting Point No.
Fitness Circuit
Maniac Jacks
Personal Fitness Program
Rhythmic Movement

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Education and Awareness


Partners in Wellness

Physical Fitness