History of the study of physical education

Events

1774

January 1, 1774

First Physical Education teacher

1810

January 1, 1810

Beginning development of physical training

1814

January 1, 1814

Denmark's Bill of First mandatory Physical Education

1820

1820

Schools finally offered female physical education classes

1823

Jan 1, 1823

Catherine Beecher founds Hartford Seminary For Girls

1825

Nov 2, 1825

First Physical Education Teacher in America

1826

Jan 1, 1826

Establishment of the first college gym

1848

Jan 1, 1848

First Turnverein in the U.S. established

1854

1854

First YMCA opens

1861

Jan 1, 1861

Vassar College created program for physical training

1885

Nov 12, 1885

Formation of Association for the Advancement of Physical Education

1891

1891

Basketball was invented

1909-1973

1909 - 1973

Physical education was a two-year requirement for all students

1910

Nov 2, 1910

National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

1950

Jan 1, 1950

Fitness in the United States by the 1950's

1972

Nov 2, 1972

Title IX- No gender is excluded

1990

Jan 1, 1990

Americans with Disabilities Act

2001

Jan 1, 2001

No Child Left Behind Act

2005

Nov 2, 2005

Individual with Disabilities Education Improvement Act

2011

Nov 16, 2011

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