The New Jersey Department of Education mandates that every student receive 4 years of physical education in order to graduate.
Students may be excuse from physical education due to injury or illness with documentation from a licensed health care provider. (MD, DO, DC, APN, PA) A parent note can not be accepted.
A student excused from physical education for medical reasons may not participate in athletics until cleared to return to all activities. Students on a modified physical education program may participate in athletics provided the student's physical limitations are consistent for both physical education class and the sport.