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The development and study of PE
Vittorino da Feltre, an Italian physican, begins childhood physical education classes.
Denmark's School Bill of 1814 introduced by Nachtegall establishes first ever mandatory physical education
Charles Beck becomes first physical education teacher in U.S. at Round Hill School
Charles Follen opens the first college gymnasium at Harvard
Amhearst becomes first college to establish a men's physical education program
The Normal Institute of Physical Education is founded in Boston.
California becomes first state to pass physical education legislation.
American Association for the Advancement of Physical Education founded (AAAPE)
Ohio passes mandatory physical education law
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) formed
Playground Association of America founded
Boy Scout Movement founded for promotion of physical recreation
Results of the Kraus-Weber tests were published, which stated negative results of the fitness level comparisons between U.S. children and European children.
In reaction to the Kraus-Weber test results in '53, President Eisenhower forms the Council on Youth Fitness
AAHPER Youth Fitness Test established
President Kennedy reforms the the Council on Youth Fitness started by Eisenhower and it ultimately becomes the President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.
PEP (Physical Education for Progress Act) bill is approved by congress
Bush Administration imposes a moratorium on the PEP bill
Child nutrition and WIC reauthorization act
childhood obesity is at an all time high
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