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Home Treadmill Invented by William Staub 1968

Helped diagnose heart & lung disease

1968

Promoted fitness for younger/older people

1970

Helped train runners for the 1980 Summer Olympics

1980

Offices Provide Treadmills to Promote Fitness Within the Office

1985

Title IX Passed June 23 1972

Assignment and compensation of coaches and tutors

1972

Increase in female athletic participation

1972

Provision of housing and dining facilities and services for female athletes

1972

Provision of locker rooms/practice/competitive facilities for female athletes

1972

ESPN The Magazine produced its first “Women in Sports” issue

June 2012

Let's Move! Initiative Launched February 9 2010

Schools develop student-produced fitness videos

2010

HealthierUS School Challenge Program developed

2010

Advocacy for healthy eating habits within the community

2010

New mandated school nutrition standards

2010

CDC mandates physical activity within schools

2011

Technology Introduced to PE Classes 2000's

Video Games Introduced

2000

Examples of these video games played within PE class are:
- Dance Dance Revolution
- Wii
- Kinect

Heart Rate Monitor Introduced

2000

Students are able to establish goals about how fast their heart should be beating and how often they should have a high heart rate.

Pedometer Introduced

2000

Students are able to track their steps even when they are not in PE class

Video Recorder Introduced

2000

Students are able to rewatch their workout videos to observe mistakes that they may be making.

Emergence of Physical Education in Schools 1800s

Harvard Creates a University Gym

1820

Better Concentration Among Students

2000

Improvement on Standardized Test Scores

2010

Lower Rates of Childhood Obesity

2011