The health education curriculum in Iron County School District follows the Utah State standards. Health and physical education builds students’ knowledge, skills, and positive attitudes about health and safe physical activity and motivates students to improve and maintain their health. Studies have shown that children who are involved in a school-based, comprehensive health programs are more likely to achieve higher scores in math and reading. Regular aerobic activity has shown to increase perceptual skills, student’s I.Q, concentration and memory. In general, healthy students learn better. Health education also includes the ”Maturation education” which means instruction and materials used to provide fifth or sixth grade students with age appropriate, accurate information regarding the physical and emotional changes associated with puberty, to assist in protecting students from abuse and to promote hygiene and good health practices.

Health Education Standards

Health Education Standards

Physical Education Standards

Physical Education Standards