Physical Education Program

  • Grants
  • LAUSD Physical Education Teacher Itinerant Program (PETIP)

    A Shared Vision


    The vision of the Physical Education Teacher Itinerant Program (PETIP) is to model and support elementary teachers to independently provide a sequential program of standards-based physical education focused on the whole child.


    To advance and support quality physical education.


    • Deepen content knowledge in physical education for the elementary teachers we support
    • Model and deliver exemplary physical education lessons
    • Mentor elementary teachers to deliver quality physical education that in turn develops the whole child with knowledge, skills and dispositions to encourage health-enhancing physical activity across the lifespan

    The application process is now closed.

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    PETIP provides funding for a credentialed physical education itinerant teacher, one day per week, at each participating elementary school for two years to provide embedded professional development for 6-8 designated elementary teachers during physical education instruction. This model is designed to provide teachers with pedagogy and content knowledge needed to assist them in meeting the state-mandated 200 minutes of physical education every 10 school days. Participating teachers are expected to gradually assume the role of providing physical education instruction with the assistance of the itinerant teacher as a coach, no later than the second semester of year one. In addition, schools will receive appropriate physical education equipment. However, it will be the responsibility of the site administrator to allocate funds to replenish equipment as needed.

    For more information, please contact:

    James Coney
    Advisor, Physical Education K-12
    Physical Education Programs, Division of Instruction
    (213) 241-2554


  • The Specialized Foundation Riding for Focus Grant

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    The Specialized Foundation uses cycling as a tool for children to achieve academic, health and social success. Through investments in primary scientific medical research and school-based cycling programs, our mission is to increase accessibility to cycling to aid youth in personal development and education.

    It’s a pretty simple formula: kids + bikes = happier, more attentive students in the classroom, and for the past few years, The Specialized Foundation has been helping this happen. We’re dedicated to giving both schools and children the tools to achieve academic, health, and social success, and we want to encourage more schools to get involved. Two great video links about The Specialized Foundation and the 2017 Riding For Focus School Programs.

    Join the movement and signup for our newsletter and join as a school to be entered into our interested school database. The School Grant Program application period will open in February 2018.

    To learn when the application becomes available click below.

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    The Specialized Foundation
    15130 Concord Circle
    Morgan Hill, CA 95037
    (408) 779-6229



  • UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind Grant

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    UCLA Health Sound Body Sound Mind has partnered with LAUSD to provide existing SBSM middle and high schools with continued support for their fitness center. In order to continue receiving support as an SBSM school, you must apply to the opt-in program. This program is a continuation of the Fitness Center Grant which serves as a comprehensive physical education package for middle and high schools to improve the health and well-being of students and staff. Check if your school is eligible, please visit to learn more information.

    The current grant application window is open now. Deadline to initiate application, December 16th, 2019Rolling notification throughout 2020.

    For questions or more information, please contact:

    Amanda Gittleman
    (310) 500-4291


  • Play 60 Challenge

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    The Los Angeles Rams want to bring a Play 60 Challenge Assembly to LAUSD schools! Centered on their unique Play 60 Challenge inflatable game board, this 45-minute assembly is designed to engage local youth in activities that promote physical fitness, healthy lifestyles and character education. Rampage, the Rams mascot, will be there to help make this assembly the most fun and educational assembly of the year!

    For the chance to have a Play 60 Challenge Assembly come to your school, please visit the website below. Please note that a school must be within a 50-mile radius of Los Angeles in order to be considered.

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    For more information, please contact:

    Zach Kinkeade
    Community Affairs & Player Involvement
    Los Angeles Rams
    29899 Agoura Rd.
    Agoura Hills, CA 91301
    Work: (818) 540-2019 Cell: (314) 495-6227