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Development/Study of Physical Education 'Happenings'
Foreign influence begins U.S. development of P.E.
Approx. 1800 - Approx. 1830
Physical Education in the U.S. begins to show
Schools begin to focus on gymnastics, hygiene, and development of the human body
Round Hill Private School was the 1st city school system to offer physical education in public schools
The first college gym is established
Early roots of teacher prep. for P.E. in the U.S.
Approx. 1850 - Approx. 1861
Colleges encouraged to focus on sports like football and track/field
Men's Christian Association launches 1st chapter and focused on physical activities
Cincinnati, Ohio becomes the 1st city school system to offer physical education in public schools
Vassar College creates physical training program
Importance of physical education becomes known
Approx. 1865 - Approx. 1886
States begin to pass laws that require physical education to be incorporated into schools
California becomes the 1st state to pass a law requiring exercise periods twice a day in public schools
Association for the Advancement of Physical Education formed
Brooklyn Normal School for Physical Education opened
Improvements are beginning to be made in the development of Physical Education
Approx. 1939 - Approx. 1972
Physical Education emphasis shifts from games and sport to physical conditioning
Over 400 Institutes introduced physical education majors
President's Council on Physical Fitness established to improve falling fitness levels of youth
Title IX opens the door for women in fitness
American's with Disabilities Act allows equal access of sports/recreation facilities to those with disabilities
The importance of Physical Education in children is noticed
Approx. 1990 - Approx. 2011
No Child Left Behind Act relates physical education to a child's educational success
Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act requires physical education for special education children
SPARK Program strives to improve health of children, adolescents, and adults
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