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Physical Education & Health

Physical Education Graduation Requirements

Beginning school year 2008-2009, the requirements for physical education to graduate from a Bismarck public high school are 2 credits.

The benefits of making smart choices for a healthy lifestyle

Helps build and maintain healthy bones, muscles, and joints.

Helps control weight, build lean muscle, and reduce fat.

Prevents or delays the development of high blood pressure and helps reduce blood pressure in some adolescents with hypertension.

Moderate amounts of daily physical activity are recommended for people of all ages. This amount can be obtained in longer sessions of moderately intense activities, such as brisk walking for 30 minutes, or in shorter sessions of more intense activities, such as jogging or playing basketball for 15-20 minutes.

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