Basedow was a German school instructor that contributed gymnastics and other activities into his physical education; beginning of P.E.
August 11, 1778 - October 15, 1852
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.
August 19, 1798 - March 19, 1866
Beck was the first physical education teacher in 1825 and contributed gymnastics into his teachings; beginning of P.E.
Beginning of Physical Education
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 in School
Physical education became a regular subject in primary school; P.E. in school.
National Collegiate Athletic Association
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.
Physical Education in the 20th Century
P.E. became a main subject in secondary school.
Institutes Introduce P.E.
By 1950, more than 400 schools and institutions introduces majors in physical education.
Decline 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.