Basedow was a German school instructor that contributed gymnastics and other activities into his physical education; beginning of P.E.
Jahn, also known as "the father of gymnastics", taught his students activities and exercises outdoors. He taught his students certain things so they could protect themselves from outside forces; beginning of P.E.
Beck was the first physical education teacher in 1825 and contributed gymnastics into his teachings; beginning of P.E.
Physical education is the study of human health, exercise, and activities and has become a required and regular part of today's schooling and lifestyle.
Physical education became a regular subject in primary school; P.E. in school.
When the NCAA was made, colleges and students began taking more pride in their sports when athletic scholarships became available; institutes introduce P.E.; P.E. in school.
P.E. became a main subject in secondary school.
By 1950, more than 400 schools and institutions introduces majors in physical education.
During the Recession in the 20th century, schools focused more on academics than physical education, and P.E. became the least-important subject in school; P.E. in schools.