Physical Education & Health

Welcome to the Physical Education & Health Department

The Austin ISD Physical Education and Health Department inspires students to make healthy decisions, develop social skills and pursue lifelong physical fitness.

To support the development of the whole child, all AISD campuses participate in the Coordinated School Health initiative. CSH advances student academic performance by helping students  establish healthy behaviors designed to last their lifetime.

Please be advised that an age-appropriate human sexuality and responsibility unit focusing on health, safety and well-being is also taught to Austin ISD K-12 students, unless parents/families decide to opt out. The unit is taught to students in kindergarten through eighth grade in May and during a specific unit in the high school health education course. Please visit the health education webpage for more information.

Physical activity limitation information

Some students may be exempt from all or some physical activities based on their individual needs. To be exempt from any physical activities, including the Fitnessgram assessment, a student must submit the restricted physical activity student report (Spanish) or submit other formal documentation completed by a member of the healing arts licensed to practice in Texas. Students will be required to learn the physical education TEKS through accommodations and/or modifications.


Contact Information

Health & Physical Education
Michele Rusnak, Supervisor
1111 W. Sixth St.
Austin, TX 78703
512-414-4903
michele.rusnak@austinisd.org