The article discusses the changes in carrying out health education introduced by the school curricular reform. The new podstawa programowa (curricular basis) introduces some important changes in health education by choosing Physical Education as the most suitable subject to deal with health education. Therefore, a physical education teacher becomes a person responsible for carrying out health education at school (a coordinator of activity). The article demonstrates the new role of the physical education teacher which requires the adequate students' preparation for their future careers as well as the appropriate training of the physical education teacher, in the scope of their knowledge, skills and attitude. The teacher's responsibility, genuineness and reliability are also emphasized, since, due to the new tasks, the teacher becomes a creator of healthy lifestyle at school.