Advisory Council on Health & Physical Education

In October 2009, the Advisory Council on Health and Physical Education was created under the Gwendolyn Britt Student Health and Fitness Act (Chapter 623, Acts of 2009).

With local school systems, the Council works to develop and coordinate programs that stress to students the importance of physical activity. Such programs also emphasize the relationship of physical activity with health, improved fitness, maintaining a healthy weight, and how this can lead to improved academic achievement.

The Council identifies promising practices for health and physical education, builds a professional network to share that information and strengthens partnerships, and supports and expands successful health and physical education programs in Maryland (Code Education Article, sec. 7-409).


Jason Semanoff
Physical Education Program Specialist
Division of Curriculum, Instructional Improvement, and Professional Learning
Maryland State Department of Education
200 W. Baltimore Street Baltimore, MD 21201-2595
410-767-0327 (Office)
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