Important Events in the Development and Study of Physical Education

Event 1

First Sports Lesson in School

Approx. 1774 - 2014

In Dessau, Germany

Effects 1

John Basedow offered the first physical education classes in "modern" education

1774 - 2014

Johann Simon, First Physical Education Teacher

1774 - 1790

In Germany

Friedrich Jahn Developed a System Consisting of Exercises and Games in Schools

1810 - 2014

Germany

Mandatory Physical Education

1814 - 2014

Denmark's Bill of 1814

Event 2

First School to have a Curriculum on Physical Education

1820 - 2014

Effects 2

Schools Now Offered Physical Education Classes for Females

1820 - 2014

Used to only be allowed for males

The Round Hill School for Boys is Opened

1823 - 1834

Northampton, Massachusettes

Catherine Beecher Founds Hartford Seminary for Girls

1823 - 2014

Includes earliest form of aerobics.

Charles Beck was the First Official Physical Education Teacher in America

1823 - 1834

At the Round Hill School for Boys

Event 3

Boston Requires Physical Activity in School Children

1853 - 2014

Effects 3

The First YMCA Opens

1854 - 2014

Boston, Massachusetts

Normal Institute for Physical Education

1861 - 1968

Boston

California Mandates Physical Education

1866 - 2014

First state in the US to mandate physical education in schools

The First Time the Profession of Physical Education Received National Attention

1889 - 2014

Boston Conference

Event 4

Physical Education Courses Increased the Number of Intercollegiate Athletes.

1885 - 2014

Effects 4

The First Physical Education/Health Undergraduate Curricula.

1891 - 2014

Stanford University

HPER School is Founded

1946 - 2014

School of Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

NAIA Formation

1952 - 2014

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

ASCM

1954 - 2014

Created by doctors and physical educators to promote healthier lifestyles

Events 5

Creation of AAHPERD

1885 - 2014

American Allience for health, Physical Activity, Recreation and Dance

Effects 5

Invention of Basketball

1891 - 2014

Invented by James Naismith

Invention of Kickball

1917 - 2014

Invented by Nicholas C. Seuss

Presidential Physical Fitness Award was Created.

1966 - 2014

By President Lyndon B Johnson

Special Olympics Begins

1968 - 2014

Soldier Field Chicago, Illinois USA