Timeline- Physical Ed

Events

First teachings of P.E.

1700

First university with gym

1820

Massachusetts was the first school in the nation to make it part of their educational program.

1823

Catherine Beecher, founder of the Hartford Female Seminary

1824

first American to design a program of exercise for American children

First football game

1827

P.E. becomes mandatory in schools

1864

Association for the Advancement of Physical Education

1885

International Young Men's Christian Association College

1886

mission to prepare physical education teachers for the Young Men's Christian Association (YMCA).

7 Principles of Secondary Education

1918

states passed legislation requiring physical education

1920

The New Physical Education was published

1927

APER Founded

1946

School of health and P.E.

United States colleges were offering the physical education major to teachers.

1950

Charles Bucher described a ten-week course

1952

graduating the nation's first class of physical education teachers

PE Teacher Programs

1976

Includes programs outside of traditional teaching.

Olympic Boycott

1980

United States led boycott of summer games.

Health Studies

1988

This program is returned to it's department

CDC's Guidelines for School and Community Programs

1997

Sensory and Motor skills found in P.E.

1999

Edwin Bencraft found that "sensory and motor experiences play a prominent role in P.E.

No Child Left Behind

2001