Online Health Textbook

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Looking for an online health textbook to support your health and physical education classes? PLT4M has a wide range of curriculum and technology resources to support everything in the world of health, fitness, and wellness in schools. Check out the benefits of going digital and check out free sample lessons from PLT4M!

Benefits Of Online Health Textbook


Traditional textbooks, while valuable, often struggle to keep pace with the rapidly changing health education landscape. This is where online health textbooks prove valuable, offering a dynamic and adaptable solution that benefits educators and students.


Benefits of an online health textbook include:

  • Current Information: Regular updates ensure access to the latest health research and guidelines and to new important topics within the health education curriculum world.

  • Interactive Learning: Features like video tutorials, interactive elements, and other features enhance health education lesson plans.

  • Accessibility: Materials can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on various devices, making them perfect for health classes, at-home, or anywhere in between.

  • Cost-Effective: Lower costs than printed textbooks and no need for frequent new editions.

  • Student Engagement: Multimedia elements and interactive content make learning more engaging.

Students work on a PLT4M nutrition lesson on lap tops.
Students work on a PLT4M nutrition lesson on lap tops.

Aligning To National Health Education Standards


When planning and mapping out a health education curriculum and looking for an online health textbook, the National Health Education Standards (NHES) is a great place to start. Recently released in 2024, Shape America has helped to give valuable insights into the health education curricula and standards via the NHES.


A notable change in the new standards is the more broadly defined goals and outcomes that support the health and well-being of students, while giving school districts autonomy and flexibility to make health education curriculum meaningful and relevant to students. In addition, a greater focus is placed on overall health and well-being, encompassing physical, mental, and emotional health.


The Shape America National Health Education Standards outline how students will be able to:

  1. Use functional health information to support health and well-being.

  2. Analyze influences that affect health and well-being.

  3. Access valid and reliable resources to support health and well-being.

  4. Use interpersonal communication skills to support health and well-being.

  5. Use a decision-making process support personal and community health and well-being.

  6. Use a goal-setting process to support health and well-being.

  7. Demonstrate practice and behaviors to support health and well-being.

  8. Advocate to promote health and well-being for self and others.

Online Health Textbook Topics and Units


With PLT4M, schools have access to various topics, units, and information for health and physical education classes. From physical activity lessons to topics like mental health and stress management, PLT4M has everything within a digital platform.

Within the online health textbook portion of PLT4M, schools can tap into different units, including:

All of these topics support students in their journey of physical and health literacy, as defined by Shape America.

Check Out Free Samples From PLT4M

Interested in using PLT4M as your online health textbook? Download our Essentials To Health Education Ebook. Teachers can explore 5 free chapters from some of PLT4M’s most popular health education curriculum in this PDF.

Get Our FREE Health E-Book!

The Essentials to Health Education

Get five free health lessons, pulled directly from our Health Curriculum. With lessons on Nutrition, Digital Citizenship, Personal Hygiene and more, there are tons of valuable insights! 

Key Takeaways On Online Health Textbooks


Online health textbooks can support students and teachers with important topics around health education. Online health textbooks are a great addition to your health class and curriculum, from covering relevant concepts and basic terminology to diving into important information and in-depth discussions.


In addition to health curriculum, going digital can also give schools access to tons of other tools via a physical education and health learning management system. When it comes to supporting student health, we can provide students with a wide range of skills, tools, and knowledge to support lifelong health and wellness!





Does PLT4M have a specific online health textbook for high school and middle school?

No, PLT4M does not differentiate between an online health textbook for high school and middle school. When schools sign up for PLT4M they have access to ALL curriculum and technology. 

We do however make grade level recommendations based on the content topic and materials! 

Does PLT4M have other types of content and lesson plans? 

Yes, consider PLT4M your one-stop-shop for all things health and physical education! When schools sign up for PLT4M they can take the hundreds of lesson plans and materials and decide what makes the most sense for their groups and audience! 

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