Johann Bernhard Basedow created the first physical education regime in school at least in modern times.
1774 Johann Friedrich Simon
He was the first modern teacher of physical education.
1805 Pehr Henrik Ling
Inspired by Basedow and Simon Pehr also taught something that resembles physical education.
1825 Charles Beck
Charles became the first P.E. teacher in the United States. He established an outdoor stadium at a school in Massachusetts. He also brought a gymnastics program.
The first regulations and wide implementation for Physical education.
In 1814 Denmark passed a bill that made Physical education a mandatory undertaking for all students.
Boston Physical education
In 1853 Boston became the first city to make physical education compulsory.
In 1866 California introduces new legislation that makes physical education mandatory in all schools. This makes California the first state in the U.S. to introduce mandatory physical education.
2001 U.S. Oversight
No Child Left Behind was a U.S. educational reform however it did not address and if anything hurt physical education in U.S. public schools.
In 2011 Obesity in the U.S. was at an all time head which has ushered in attempted reforms.
Brown vs. Board of Education
In this landmark supreme court case racial discrimination in was outlawed in public schools.
The BEH (Bureau for education of the handicapped) came into existence in the late 60's out of public law 90-170.
Public Law 90-170
In 1967 congress introduced public law 90-170 which provided the needed funds for research in adaptive physical education.
The first Special Olympics was held in 1968 and had athletes from Canada and the U.S.
Title XI mandated that boys and girls must have equal opportunities in federally funded programs such as public education.
Public Law 94-142
This law helped in the education of handicapped children.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
This act was created to protect the rights of the disabled within U.S. schools.
The first YMCA opened in Boston Mass.
The Normal Institute for Physical Education
Founded by Dioclesian Lewis the institute sought to teach a style of physical education that would place a smaller emphasis on sheer strength and give more time to the development of things like flexibility and agility
This was gym that opened specifically for women offering them a place to go.
The National Association for Intercollegiate Athletics set common standards for all intercollegiate competition.