Physical Education

Events

First sports lesson in school .

1774 - 2014

In Dessau, Germany

Johann Simon

1774 - 1790

First physical education teacher in Germany

Modern Education

1774 - 2014

John Basedow offered the first Physical Education in "modern" education .

Mandatory Physical Education

1814 - 2014

Denmark's Bill of 1814

First school to have a curriculum on Physical Education

1820 - 2017

Schools now offered Physical Education classes for females

1820 - 2017

Used to be only allowed for males .

Charles Beck

1823 - 1834

First official physical education teacher in America .

Boston required physical activity in school.

1853

California mandates physical education .

1866 - 2017

First state in the US to mandate physical education in schools .

Physical Education courses

1885 - 2017

Increased the number of intercollegiate athletes .

Creation of AAHPERD

1885

American Alliance for Health, Physical activity, Recreation and Dance.

The profession of physical education received National attention .

1889

Boston Conference.

Invention of Basketball

1891 - 2017

Invented by James Naismith

The first Physical Education/Health undergraduate curricula

1891 - 2014

Stanford University

Invention of Kickball

1917

Invented by Nicholas C. Seuss

HPER School is founded

1947

School of health, physical education, and recreation .

NAIA Formation

1952 - 2017

National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics

ASCM

1954

Created by doctors and physical educators to promote healthier lifestyles .

Presidential Physical Fitness Award was created .

1966

By President Lyndon B Johnson .

Special Olympics Begin .

1968

Soldier Field Chicago, Illinois USA