Timeline of Events in Physical Education

Events

Father of Gymnastics

1810

Friedrich Jahn became known as the "Father of Gymnastics". He focused on the development of Physical Education. He was preparing his students for a possible war.

Hartford Seminary

1823

Catherine Beecher starts a school for girls that encourages Physical Education.

Gymnastics in America

1848

Gymnastics was brought into America from Germany.

Vassar College Establishes Womans Sports

1861

NCAA

1910

The NCAA was born.

PE in the United States of America

1950

Over 400 colleges have Physical Training.

Americans with Disabilities Act

1990

No Child Left Behind Act

2001

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

2005

Spark Program

2011

Firsts

First PE Teacher

1774

Johann Friedrich Simon had the idea to teach a Physcial Education class at Johann Basedow's Philanthropinum in Germany.

Details of Johann Friedrich Simon

1775

He taught fencing, dancing, horseback riding, and ball games.

First Bill For Physical Education

1814

Denmark passed a bill that made it mandatory to have Physical Education in the schools.

First PE Teacher in America

1825

Charles Beck becomes the first enforcer and teacher of Physical Education in America.

First PE Teachers Training

1885

The first meeting for PE teachers to better their knowledge about PE to become better teachers.

Title IX

Title IX

1972

Applied to High School and College

1975

Title IX was applied to High School and College Physical Education.

NCAA vs. Title IX

1976

NCAA files a lawsuit against Tile IX for insufficient funds.

Women vs. Men

1979

Women outnumber men in participation in sports.

Women earning more degrees than men.

1982

Women earn more bachelor degrees than men.