K–12 Wellness Education
Alberta Education has completed the review of wellness-related programs of study (K–12 Physical Education, Career and Life Management, K–9 Health and Life Skills) and as a result, developed the Framework for Kindergarten to Grade 12 Wellness Education.
This framework outlines the fundamental concepts and inherent values of wellness education and provides guidance for the future development and implementation of K–12 wellness programs of study in Alberta. The framework is holistic, student-centered and meets the needs and priorities of Alberta students living and learning in the 21st century.
Wellness education nurtures the whole child and enhances students' capacity for achieving their full potential—intellectually, physically, socially, spiritually and emotionally. Revisions to the current K–12 programs of study will begin at the high school level with the development of Health and Physical Education (HPE) 10–20–30 programs of study. Implementation is scheduled to begin in 2015–2016.
Planning is underway to ensure that concepts related to career education, financial literacy, community engagement and volunteerism will continue to be addressed in the Kindergarten to Grade 12 curriculum. Stakeholders will have an opportunity to provide input in this phase of the planning process. More information about these opportunities will be shared when it is available.
Frequently Asked Questions
Framework for Kindergarten to Grade 12 Wellness Education
Kindergarten to Grade 12 Wellness Programs — Summary of Stakeholder Input, 2008
Wellness Curricula to Improve the Health of Children and Youth: A Review and Synthesis of Related Literature, 2008
Call the Team Leader, Wellness Education, Alberta Education, telephone 780–427–2984 (toll free within Alberta by dialling 310–0000 followed by the area code and telephone number).