Educator Resources

Physical Education Resources for Educators

UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind is dedicated to supporting physical education with a hands-on, well rounded approach. To assist our SBSM community of educators, we have compiled a list of physical education, health, nutrition, and wellness related resources that support the whole child.

Upcoming Professional Development Opportunities & Webinars

Nutrition Education Basics    
Wednesday, October 5th, 2022    
12:30pm, 45 minutes    
American Heart Association

SBSM Professional Development Training (registration closed)    
Saturday, October 22nd, 2022     
8:30am, 4.5 hours    
UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind

Staff Wellness: It's a Hero's Journey
Wednesday, November 2nd, 2022    
12:30pm, 45 minutes    
American Heart Association

Active, Engaging, and ESSER-Aligned Learning with The Walking Classroom    
Wednesday, November 16th, 2022    
5:00pm, 60 minutes    
Alliance for a Healthier Generation

Healthy Brains and Bodies with Active Classrooms & Recess    
Wednesday, December 7th, 2022     
12:45pm, 30 minutes    
American Heart Association

SBSM Professional Development Training (invitation only)    
Saturday, January 23rd, 2023     
8:30am, 4.5 hours    
UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind

Mindful March

Mindful March

UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind and UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center have collaborated to bring you Mindful March! Mindful March is a ten week education unit for physical education teachers to bring mindfulness techniques and practices into their classroom.

This 10 week mindfulness journey began in Spring of 2020, but is still available for you to use. Each course has a video lesson designed specifically for middle and high school students for you to easily implement in your classroom. Mindfulness has scientific support as a means to reduce stress, improve attention, boost the immune system, reduce emotional reactivity, and promote a general sense of health and well-being. 

Video Lessons for Teachers

UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind has partnered with UCLA Health Sports Performance powered by EXOS! The below video series were created by experts in the field to assist educators in fitness and nutrition lesson planning. Each series includes guided workout or nutrition lessons specifically designed for middle school and high school students.  

Fitness series one

Coach Julius is a trainer with UCLA Health Sports Performance powered by EXOS. Throughout these 10 videos, he will guide you through a full-body workout that includes a warmup, main focus exercise, and a cooldown.

Nutrition series

Paige Foote is a registered dietician with UCLA Health Sports Performance powered by EXOS. In this 15-lesson series, she will provide the basics of nutrition and apply healthy principles to everyday life.  

Fitness series two

Coach Julius is back again to deliver some heart pumping workouts! Join him as he instructs five special, full-body workouts that incorporate Tabata training and eccentric strength.

UCLA Health Sports Performance

A UCLA Health department with resources including workout videos, recipes, and other help topics centered around exercise and wellbeing.

UCLA Mindful Awareness Research Center

The Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) is a partner of the Norman Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology within the Jane and Terry Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA. 

The mission of the Mindful Awareness Research Center (MARC) is to disseminate mindful awareness across the lifespan through education and research.

Alliance For A Healthier Generation

The Alliance for a Healthier Generation, founded by the American Heart Association and the Clinton Foundation, works to reduce the prevalence of childhood obesity and to empower kids to develop lifelong, healthy habits. The Alliance works with schools, companies, community organizations, healthcare professionals and families to transform the conditions and systems that lead to healthier children.

California School-Based Health Alliance

The California School-Based Health Alliance is the statewide nonprofit organization helping to put more health services in schools. They aim to improve the health and academic success of children and youth by advancing health services in schools.

Kaiser Thriving Schools

Thriving Schools is Kaiser's all-in engagement to improve health for students, staff, and teachers. On this site, you’ll find the tools and ideas to help you create healthier school environments, build habits for healthy eating and active lifestyles, and support social and emotional well-being.

Orthopaedic Institute for Children

Center for Sports Medicine at the Orthopaedic Institute for Children Director of Outreach and Research, Jennifer J. Beck, MD, and Sports Program Manager, Summer Runestad, ATC, provided SBSM with helpful tips for improving circulation and flexibility, as well as a comprehensive injury prevention program. The Dynamic Injury Prevention (DIP) Program contains warm-up exercises, stretches and plyometrics to address proper techniques for stabilizing muscles around the knee joint. Foam rolling techniques apply to various muscle groups and aid in the reduction of joint stress and inflammation.

Afterschool Alliance

The Afterschool Alliance is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization in the United States whose mission is "to ensure that all children have access to affordable, quality afterschool programs." It uses communications and advocacy strategies to increase public and private investments in afterschool programs.

Child Mind Institute

The Child Mind Institute is an independent nonprofit dedicated to transforming the lives of children, families, and communities affected by mental illness and learning disabilities.

Online Physical Education Network

In 2014, BSN Sports and its physical education division, US Games, made an investment in a curriculum project that would become the fastest-growing public service organization in the physical education and school health community. Today, OPEN serves more than 35,000 teachers worldwide and grows its membership base by more than 1,000 new teachers per month. A portion of every sale from US Games and BSN Sports helps to support the mission and work of OPEN.

National Association of School Psychologists

The National Association of School Psychologists (NASP) represents and supports the profession of school psychology by advancing effective practices to improve students' learning, behavior and mental health, and by maintaining essential standards for ethics and practice.

Springboard to Active Schools

Springboard to Active Schools (Springboard), a national initiative that supports CDC grantees and school health leaders at all levels across the country to promote and improve active school environments.

Society of Health and Physical Educators

SHAPE America – Society of Health and Physical Educators serves as the voice for 200,000+ health and physical education professionals across the United States. The organization’s extensive community includes a diverse membership of health and physical educators, as well as advocates, supporters, and 50+ state affiliate organizations.