History of Physical Education in the U.S

Events

First school to include physical education in curriculum

1823

Invention of baseball, basketball, and volleyball

1839 - 1895

Physical Education offered in public schools

1855

Many states pass legislation requiring physical education in schools

1915 - 1925

About half of institutions in U.S drop physical education programs

1932 - 1934

Impact of WWII led to physical training programs

1940 - 1970

Over 400 Institutions with majors in physical education

1950

Changes in physical education classes following passage of Title IX

1972