This Position Statement has been developed in ACHPER’s role as the leading professional association for the purpose of contributing to discourse on the importance of the Health and Physical Education learning area in schools. It is part of ACHPER’s responsibility to present its position for the benefit of members as well as for productive, ongoing and future partnerships.

ACHPER’s positions are based on the belief that an educated nation, comprising active and healthy young people, is the best investment we can make in the future and an understanding that school is a very significant setting for children’s intellectual, physical, social and emotional development. The assertions of this position statement have strong foundations in both research related to children and adolescents and in current curriculum.

You can view the National Position Statement ‘Importance of the Health and Physical Education learning area in schools‘ below.

National Position Statement on the Importance of Health and PE in schools