FIVE FOR LIFE® Physical Education

The FIVE FOR LIFE® Physical Education curriculum is a research-based, K-12 fitness and health curriculum aligned with Physical Education Standards. Using age-appropriate academic instructional units in an activity-based setting, the FIVE FOR LIFE® Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Programs move students through a continuum of learning without compromising activity time. The FIVE FOR LIFE PROGRAM® provides an aligned curriculum for Physical Education teachers to deliver a comprehensive program that includes fitness and health academic content, intentional fitness and motor skill development.


FIVE FOR LIFE® Basic Curriculum – K-5

Delivers fitness and health concepts through fun and meaningful activities. Students exit with a firm understanding of the Five Components of Fitness and their connection to overall health.

FIVE FOR LIFE® Intermediate Curriculum - 6-8

Unveils the FITT Principle, systems of the body, fitness related activities and behavior logs. Students are taught how to apply the FITT Principle to the Five Components of Fitness and to their personal lives.

FIVE FOR LIFE® Advanced Curriculum - 9-12

Introduces training principles and utilizes behavior logs which allow students to research how personal habits affect health, performance and appearance. Students apply knowledge of the Five Components of Fitness and training principles to design a fitness plan based on individual goals.

FIVE FOR LIFE PROGRAM® Detailed Information

  • Provides deep alignment between curriculum, instruction and assessment
  • Incorporates articulated vocabulary that is tied to content, which reinforces the understanding of the key concepts throughout the program
  • Includes measurement tools that allow students to assess their fitness and gauge improvements through the use of periodic self-evaluation including a baseline measurement, goal setting, trials, and post measurement phases
  • Establishes a fitness and health profile using fitness performance measurements and behavior inventories to individualize the program so students can track their progress from year-to-year
  • Builds an awareness of the lifestyle choices students make regarding nutrition and physical activity