Johann Friedrich Simon
Jan 1, 1774
- Johann Friedrich Simon was the First Modern Physical Education teacher; he was a part of the curriculum at Johann Basedow's Philanthropinum in Dessau, Germany.
- His activities included fencing, horseback riding, dancing, and different types of ball games.
Beginning Development Of Physical Training
Jan 1, 1810
- Friedrich Jahn was known as the father of gymnastics and began working outdoors with his students playing games as well as taking them on long hikes.
- He was motivated to develop the system of physical training because of Germany's involvement in the Napoleonic wars.
- He was developing this system in hopes of creating a strong and fearless youth who could help to defend Germany if something like that were to ever happen again.
First Physical Education Teacher in America
NOV 2, 1825
- Charles Beck was the first formal instructor of physical education in the country.
- The Round Hill School was the first to make physical education an important part in an educational curriculum.
- The popularization of physical education went hand in hand with the popularization of sports.
Vassar College created program for physical training
JAN 1, 1861
- It was the first degree-granting institution of higher education for women in the United States.
- It became coeducational in 1969, and now has a gender ratio at the national average.
- Vassar College is a private, coeducational, liberal arts college in the town of Poughkeepsie, New York, in the United States.
National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
Nov 2, 1910
- The NCAA was created as an outcome of the Intercollegiate Athletic Association of the United States.
- The presidents of five major institutions like Army, Navy, Harvard, Princeton, and Yale Army gathered to decide how to make college athletics safer, and as a result of that NCAA was born.
- Title IX was a breaking movement that opened the door for women in fitness.
- Title IX was written as a byproduct of the successful passing of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 which was written in order to end discrimination in various fields based on biological sex, perceived/actual religion, race or color, perceived or actual age, and national origin in the areas of employment, and public accommodation.[
Americans with Disabilities Act
Jan 1, 1990
- This act mandated an end to discrimination against individuals based on disabilities.
- The five areas this law addressed included employment practices, public accommodations, public services, transportation, and telecommunications.
- In accordance with sport and physical education, the law requires that all sport and recreational.
- Facilities must provide for equal access to individuals with disabilities.
No Child Left Behind Act
Jan 1, 2001
- This Act of Congress was a reauthorization and major revision of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965.
- It was originally proposed by President George W. Bush and required states to develop assessments in basic skills to be given to all students’ grades 3-8 if those states are to receive federal funding for education.
- This Act relates to all aspects of a child's educational success, including that of physical education.
Individual With Disabilities Education Improvement Act
Nov 2, 2005
- The Individuals with Disabilities Act, Public Law 108-466 was passed on this day as an amendment to the original IDEA, and states: "physical education is a required service for children and youth between the ages of 3-21 who qualify for special education services because of a specific disability or developmental delay."
November 16, 2011
- SPARK strives to improve the health of children, adolescents, and adults by disseminating evidence-based Physical Education, After School, Early Childhood, and Coordinated School Health programs to teachers and recreation.
- Each SPARK program fosters environmental and behavioral change by providing a coordinated package of highly active curriculum, on-site teacher training, extensive follow-up support, and content-matched equipment