School Wellness

It takes committed, well-prepared educators, parents, and school communities to help our students develop the skills and knowledge they need to be healthy, academically successful, and prepared to make informed choices -- now and throughout their lives.

The wide range of professional learning opportunities in this catalog are designed to train teacher-leaders, school staff, and School Wellness Councils to provide high quality, comprehensive, inclusive health education, physical education, and physical activity programs to all students.


New this year

  • Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) – Many professional learning sessions sponsored by the Office of School Wellness Programs are considered acceptable CTLE. Each course description includes the number of CTLE credit hours educators will earn by attending that training in full.
  • Professional Learning Pathways – Are you a new teacher, or not sure which course to take? An experienced teacher looking to refresh your practice? Check out our new Pathways, a recommended sequence of essential trainings for physical education and health education teachers, designed to build subject expertise and leadership skills.
  • PE Coaching (available under the Elementary and Secondary Physical Education tabs): Teachers can register for one-on-one support with an experienced instructional coach to develop customized instructional strategies and goals.

Whatever your area of expertise, the many opportunities in this catalog will help you:

  • Stay up to date with State and national standards, requirements, and best-practices.
  • Learn how to use the DOE’s recommended curriculum and plan lessons.
  • Create and maintain safe and supportive schools environments, and support LGBTQ and gender-nonconforming students.
  • Connect with resources and extracurricular programs your school needs to keep students engaged, physically active, and ready to learn.


Content areas

We offer trainings in these content areas:

Physical Education

Health Education

Condom Availability Program

CHAMPS Sports and Fitness Program

School Wellness




How to Register

Registration for Office of School Wellness Programs professional learning opportunities is through Eventbrite unless otherwise indicated in the training description.

Click on individual hyperlinks throughout the catalog to register for specific events.

If no live link is available, registration is not yet open. Registration information is updated regularly, so check back frequently for added workshops and dates. We also share upcoming professional learning opportunities through the School Wellness Weekly newsletter.

Be sure to search transportation and parking options for the location of your workshop(s) before the day of the event. At most sites, parking is limited; we urge you to take public transportation whenever possible.

Questions? Email wellnesspd@schools.nyc.gov

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