Physical Education and Health

OAS | Health & PE

PE and Health Standards - Final Version

Click on the links below to access the final version of the Health and PE Standards.

Diabetes Management in Schools Training

The Diabetes Management in Schools Training is for anyone with the responsibility of a diabetes medical management plan of a student at school. This can include teachers, school nurses, school personnel.


Sherry Fisher, R.N., BSN
Director of Health and Physical Education

Establishing healthy behaviors during childhood is easier and more effective than trying to change unhealthy behaviors during adulthood. Schools play a critical role in promoting the health and safety of young people and helping them establish lifelong healthy behavior patterns.

School Nurse Orientation

2016-2017 School Year
School Nurse Orientation and Professional Development Training

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Vision Screening Training

Thursday, July 14- Shawnee, OK

Friday, September 2-Broken Arrow, OK 

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New Emergency Guidelines for Schools

"What to do in an emergency" information for school staff when the school nurse is not available.

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Chase Morris Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act

Senate Bill 239, the Chase Morris Sudden Cardiac Arrest Prevention Act, goes into effect July 1, 2015. Under the new law, every coach associated with an athletic activity must complete the sudden cardiac arrest training course offered by a provider approved by the Oklahoma State Department of Health prior to coaching.

In addition, prior to participation in an athletic activity, the student and the student’s parent or guardian will need to review and sign the Athlete/Parent/Guardian Sudden Cardiac Arrest Symptoms and Warning Signs Information Sheet developed by the State Department of Health and Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE).

All coaches need to complete one of the FREE training courses listed below as soon as possible.

Associated Information

Provider: National Federation of High Schools
Course: Sudden Cardiac Arrest

Provider: Sports Safety International
Course: CardiacWise 2.0

Automated External Defibrillators (AED)

According to SB 932 (2008) – Contingent upon funding, each school district shall make automated external defibrillators available at each school site in the district.  See the list of possible funding that is available.  Local civic organizations, corporations and businesses generally have funds available for community service initiatives and are very approachable.  If you are aware of private organizations or persons willing to make donations, please let the Oklahoma State Department of Education know, so the donors could be recognized.

Annual High School Student CPR Training

Effective school year 2015-2016 the “Dustin Rhodes and Lindsey Steed CPR Training Act” requires:

  • That all students in public schools, between ninth grade and graduation, shall receive instruction in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and of the purpose of automated external defibrillator.

Associated Information:

Instructional Resources:

  • The American Heart Association offers several instructional resources with varying costs. The list below does not indicate mandated curriculum. Districts may choose alternative programs that are nationally recognized and evidence-based.
  • CPR in Schools Training Kit (Link)
  • Family & Friends CPR Anytime (Link)
  • Heartsaver CPR AED (Link)
  • Hands-Only CPR Video – American Heart (Free YouTube video)
  • Be the Beat (Link)
  • American Red Cross (Link)

Complete Text of HB 1378

Physical Education and Health Legislation

For the full bill and overview of each legislation, please visit the Physical Education and Health Legislation page.

Physical Education Resources

The Web site below contains health and physical education resources for teachers, parents, and students. This site provides the latest information about developmentally appropriate physical education programs for children and youth. 

Physical Education Resources

Health Resources

The Web site below contains health resources providing information on health-related topics your school can use to help keep students health.

Health Resources

Vision Screening

All public school districts will report to the State Department of Education the number of Kindergarten, first, and third grade students who submitted certification of a completed vision screening, and also the number of students who received a comprehensive eye examination from an optometrist or ophthalmologist. The State Vision Screening Report is to be submitted on the Single Sign On Reporting Site. This report is due annually by June 1.  You cannot enter results after July 1st.

Remember in order for school personnel to perform a vision screening, they must complete the “Vision Screening Certification Course”.  The certification is valid for three years.  You must be recertified within a month before the expiration date.

For information on vision screening training, please visit the Oklahoma State Department of Health's School Vision Screening Web site.


National Suicide Prevention Lifeline 1-800-273-TALK (8255)

SDE Suicide Prevention Page


There are staff members at the State Department of Education that may be able to assist you with your physical education/health questions; however, your local county health department may better address your concerns. If you do not have a county health department, please contact the administrator of the closest county health department.

Search County Health Departments - Outside Link

The Child and Adolescent Health Division of the Oklahoma State Department of Health may also be able to assist you with your health questions.

Last updated on June 16, 2016