Physical Education and Health

This page contains resources for physical education and health compiled by faculty experts and graduate students from our School of Kinesiology Physical Education and Athletic Training.

For Educators

Physical Education

  • Outdoor Leadership Curriculum Project
    Resources and activities to help educators or families plan outdoor adventures for students. Created by undergraduate students in the College of Education and Human Development’s Outdoor Leadership program.
  • Maine Department of Education Shared Resources for Health and PE
    An excellent repository of information tailored to public school teachers in Maine, organized in a public Google Drive. Includes links to virtual workshops provided by Maine DOE to help teachers.
  • SHAPE America
    The national organization for heath and physical education teachers. The organization’s website has lots of excellent resources that are presented in an accessible way for teachers, parents and guardians of students at all public school levels, including COVID-19 resources, and resources and considerations for school reentry.
  • PECentral.org
    A repository of information provided by public school teachers at all levels that includes games, activities, and other physical education teaching resources.
  • FitnessGram
    The Cooper Institute developed the FitnessGram assessment to measure student physical fitness levels. Resources are geared to the middle- and high school-level teacher, but can also be utilized by families of learners at all levels. There’s also a COVID-19 resources page.

Health Education

  • SHAPE America Health Standards
    From the national organization for heath and physical education teachers, this page features information on the National Health Education Standards.
  • Common Sense Education: Social & Emotional Learning
    A good resource that covers topics and character strengths such as empathy and compassion, integrity and self control, and teamwork and communication. Includes actionable activities and edtech tools for the classroom.
  • ASCD.org: Social and Emotional Learning Resources
    ASCD is the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development. With nearly 114,000 members nationwide, ASCD empowers educators to achieve excellence in learning, teaching, and leading so that every child is healthy, safe, engaged, supported, and challenged.
  • KidsHealth.org
    Nemours, a nonprofit children’s health system, founded KidsHealth.org in 1995. The goal is to help parents, kids, and teens take charge of their health.
  • Drugs and the Teen Brain
    An article from academic publisher Scholastic. Adolescence is a critical time for brain development. The harmful effects of drugs and alcohol may affect teens more than adults.

PreK-12 Resources


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