New Jersey Core Curriculum Content Standards
Comprehensive Health and Physical Education
Statutes and Regulations
- Standards and Assessment for Student Achievement
Safety, and Physical Education Mandate
18A:35-7. Course required
Every pupil, except kindergarten pupils, attending the public schools, insofar as he is physically fit and capable of doing so, as determined by the medical inspector, shall take such courses, which shall be a part of the curriculum prescribed for the several grades, and the conduct and attainment of the pupils shall be marked as in other courses or subjects, and the standing of the pupil in connection therewith shall form a part of the requirements for promotion or graduation.
18A:35-8. Time devoted to course
The time devoted to such courses shall aggregate at least two and one-half hours in each school week, or proportionately less when holidays fall within the week.
18A:35-9. Qualifications of teachers; instruction of college pupils
The state board shall adopt rules fixing the necessary qualifications of teachers in such courses in the public school system and all students at the state colleges shall be required to receive thorough instruction in such course.