|（1.School of Physical Education，South China Normal University，Guangzhou 510006，China；2.Hezhou College，Hezhou 542800，China）
Abstract: By analyzing and comparing data in National Physical Education Situation Report: US Physical Educa-tion Curriculum Status issued in 2006 and 2010 in the United States, the author found that changes had occurred to physical education curriculum programs used by elementary and middle schools (K-12) in the United States, mainly in terms of physical education curriculum opening and time requirements, curriculum exemption and substitution, curriculum standard and evaluation, teacher certification, curriculum accountability, network curriculum develop-ment etc. These changes were embodied in the followings: the number of states demanding the opening of physical education course in kindergartens increased dramatically; the number of states implementing physical education curriculum exemption policy increased; curriculum standard connotations were different from student evaluation contents; the trend to cancel temporary teacher certification and encourage teacher professional development was clear; schools provided fewer events for which they undertook curriculum responsibility, and more and more net-work courses. From the trend of these changes, we can have the following inspirations: the evaluation contents of physical education learning should embody the comprehensive development of students; preschool physical educa-tion and health curriculum standard should be established as soon as possible; network physical education courses should be developed actively.
Key words: school physical education；physical education curriculum prograsms；elementary and middle schools；physical education curriculum standard；USA