The curriculum is aligned with National, State and District Content Standards for Physical Education (see Curriculum Guides). Each thirty-minute lesson is composed of four parts: the introductory activity, the fitness activity, the lesson focus and the game activity. The four-part lesson provides a well-rounded experience and allows for higher rates of student activity time. Mesa’s highly qualified EPE teachers excel in their ability to integrate State and District academic standards into their daily instruction.
The EPE Department serves as a demonstration center for the President’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports (Active Lifestyle Centers) for visitors from across the United States and around the world. In addition, the EPE Department is involved in developing innovative national youth activity programs in conjunction with GOPHER Sport (Active and Healthy Schools), HOPSports (Brain Breaks), Blue Cross Blue Shield (Walk On!), Phoenix Children’s Hospital (Kids Rock Stars and Families in Training), the First Tee Golf Organization, the United States Tennis Association (USTA School Tennis), Az Health Zone (CATCH Kids Club), and the Cooper Aerobics Institute (FITNESSGRAM). The ASU Polytechnic Physical Education Department and the MPS Elementary PE Department are partners in teacher preparation.