Physical Education Profiles

Physical Education Profiles (PE Profiles), 2012 [PDF – 2.2MB] summarizes the current state of the physical activity and the physical education policies and practices of secondary schools (e.g., middle schools, high schools) across 26 jurisdictions (18 states, 6 large urban school districts, 1 territory, and 1 tribe). The complete results of the 2012 PE Profiles provide stakeholders an opportunity to review the policies and practices of these schools and identify where these schools are following best practices and where improvement is needed.

PE Profiles monitors the status of:

  • Physical education requirements
  • Physical education curricula and standards
  • Physical education instruction
  • Student assessment in physical education
  • School-based intramural sports programs or physical activity clubs
  • Physical education teacher qualifications
  • Professional development for physical education

These categories were informed by the guidelines for quality physical education and physical activity programs included in the CDC’s School Health Guidelines to Promote Healthy Eating and Physical Activity (Guidelines).

The School Health Profiles (Profiles) is a system of surveys assessing school health policies and practices in states, large urban school districts, territories, and tribal governments.

Data Files & Documentation

State, territorial, large urban school districts, and tribal data files and documentation are owned and controlled by the jurisdictions that conducted the surveys. For more information, see the Requesting Data Files page.