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Comprehensive Health and Physical Education (CHPE)

Comprehensive health and physical education programming are critical components of a well-rounded education. As the world continues to experience complex health challenges, a comprehensive approach to support the development of healthy students remains a key need today and into the future. This Framework provides a pathway for and continues to encourage all schools to implement educational programming and strategies that enhance students' mental, emotional, and physical health while recognizing the critical role of school climate and culture on student outcomes. This is achieved through the development of self-efficacy in health- and movement-related skills and knowledge at the student level, and through policies and practices at the school and district level.

Information Sessions

DESE held several virtual information sessions to discuss the new Comprehensive Health and Physical Education (CHPE) Curriculum Framework. Key elements of the revised framework were reviewed and districts shared support needed for the successful implementation of the new framework.

Regional Professional Development

DESE is pleased to offer Massachusetts PK–12 educators and administrators Free high-quality professional development in the Comprehensive Health and Physical Education (CHPE) Framework topics. Register for a half-day or full-day PD for implementation support around key elements of the framework. We will be unpacking the standards and reviewing curriculum selection or adaptation. We will be sharing best practices in CHPE topic areas and practices. These sessions are for administrators, educators, and other school staff currently working in Massachusetts schools. Register for an upcoming session!

  • 3/6 — DESE in Everett
  • 3/20 — Fort Taber in New Bedford
  • 4/11 — LPVEC in West Springfield
  • 5/6 — Devens Conference Commons in Devens
  • 5/21 — Framingham State University

Contact the CHPE Team

Beth Williams-BreaultCHPE Content Support Lead

Last Updated: April 11, 2024

Contact Us

Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education
135 Santilli Highway, Everett, MA 02149

Voice: (781) 338-3000
TTY: (800) 439-2370


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