Development and Study of Physical Education

Physical Education is taught in Schools

PE was mainly focused on flexibility and gymnastics

Approx. 1825

Traditional education was challenged by John Dewey

Approx. 1890

Over 400 Institutes introduced physical education majors

1950

Hygiene is introduced into PE

1971

United States House of Representatives amended the Federal Education Act - lifts gender discrimination in physical education programs

1975

YMCA

The first YMCA is opened

1844

The first YMCA in America

1851

YMCA encourages physical activities through their movement

1853

The first YMCA is opened for African Americans

1853

Abraham Lincoln endorses all YMCAs

1862

Study on the effects of Physical Education on Academic Achievement

Very few studies show negative effects

Approx. September 2014

Single sessions of physical activity can enhance attention and memory

Approx. October 2014

Regular participation in physical activity has academic performance benefits

Approx. December 2014

1 : 3 kids is obese or overweight in the USA

Approx. January 2015

The affects of physical activity on brain health explains improvements in academic performance

May 2015

Modernization of Physical Education

First University with a Gym

1820

Boston Conference on physical training

1889

HPER Founded

1946

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

1990

No Child Left Behind Act

2001

Physical Education in School Benefits

Helps build and maintain healthy bones and muscles

Present

Physical activity decreases one’s risk for dying prematurely

Present

Reduces the risk of obesity

Present

Promotes psychological well-being

Present

Reduces feelings of depression

Present