Skip to main content

Physical Education Guidance & Resources

Implementation of Standards

The New York State Physical Education Learning Standards (2020) Implementation Roadmap is a document prepared by the State Education Department to assist educators’ transition to fully implement the new physical education learning standards.  The Roadmap’s goals and activities were developed by the State Education Department in collaboration with various local school districts and stakeholders to ensure that all New York State schools would be equipped to implement the NYS Physical Education Learning Standards (2020).  The overall timeline for the implementation is as follows:

  • Phase I: Raise Awareness (Fall 2020 – Fall 2021): Training on the new standards; awareness of the rollout timeline; statewide collaboration with the BOCES, school districts, professional organizations, and higher education
  • Phase II: Build Capacity (Fall 2021 – Fall 2023): Guidance for local programs and curriculum development and additional standards resources and training
  • Phase III: Full Implementation (Fall 2023 – ongoing): Full implementation of new standards

Implementation Roadmap and Timeline

Instructional Resources

Certificate of Medical Limitations (Sample Form)

  • The Individual Medical Certificate of Limitations form is a critical document, required for students who have specific health-related restrictions, as indicated by a physician’s examination or approved tests. This form outlines the areas of the physical education program in which the student can safely participate, in accordance with the guidelines set by the Commissioner of Education.