Redwood Physical Education and Health Subject Matter Project

The Redwood Physical Education-Health Project (RPE-HP) is part of a collaborative, statewide network of physical educators, health educators, classroom teachers, and university scholars dedicated to the pursuit of excellence in teaching standards-based physical education and health education. It is focused on increasing teachers' academic content knowledge and pedagogical content knowledge in health and physical education that is research-based and content standards driven. The RPE-HP is designed to support all k-12 students in California with the highest quality instructional programs that promote the development of skills, knowledge, and attitudes that lead to physically active lifestyles and positive health behaviors.The most recent RPE-HP professional development program included a summer 2015 week-long institute focusing on how body composition and nutrition influence body image. 

Teachers were introduced to strategies to align this content with the Common Core State Standards to improve student learning across the curriculum. Additional focus will was placed on strength-based leadership to enhance leadership skills at schools and in the community.

For more information, contact Cal Poly Humboldt Kinesiology Professor Rock Braithwaite at (707) 826-4543 or