Physical Education Falls Short

Policy Brief: Adolescent Physical Education and Physical Activity in California

Despite a state requirement that public middle and high school students get 400 minutes of physical education every 10 days, approximately 1.3 million — more than a third of all adolescents enrolled in California public schools — do not participate in any school-based physical education classes, according to this new Center policy brief from the UCLA Center for Health Policy. More…

Riverside County students average 2.4 days of physical education per week, while San Bernardino County students average 3.3 days.

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