History of Physical Education
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| 1st Nov, 1600
| Overview of Physical Education
| Quick Over View of Physical Education History
| 1st Jan, 1774
| First Physical Education Teacher
| 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. The Philanthropinum was an experimental school with a portion of its curriculum devoted to physical training, including fencing, horseback riding, dancing, and ball games.
| 1st Jan, 1810
| Begining development of physical training
| 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.
| 1st Jan, 1814
| Denmark's Bill of First mandatory Physical Education
| In 1814 Denmark passed a bill that established the first mandatory physical education. They became the first European state to introduce physical training into its schools as a part of the curriculum. They used gymnastics to instruct their teachers in teaching physical education.
| 1st Jan, 1823
| Catherine Beecher founds Hartford Seminary For Girls
| This is a famous quote by Catherine Beecher: "When physical education takes the proper place in our schools, young girls will be trained in the class-rooms to move head, hands and arms gracefully; to sit, to stand, and to walk properly, and to pursue callisthenic exercises for physical development as a regular school duty as much as their studies".
| 2nd Nov, 1825
| First Physical Education Teacher in America
| 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.
| 1st Jan, 1826
| Establishment of the first college gym
| A milestone in organizational physical eduation was the Harvard college started the first college gymnasium in 1826. Then to follow up, Yale established grounds for gymnastics in the same year.
| 1st Jan, 1848
| First Turnverein in the U.S. established
| German immigrants brought with them their views about gymnastics. The movement of gymnastics was brought over to the United States by these immigrants. Many exercise halls and playgrounds for practicing gymnastics were developed in Mid-Western cities.
| 1st Jan, 1861
| Vassar College created program for physical training
| Vassar College establishes a special program of physical training based on the belief that good health is essential for the development of women's mental and moral powers. This program required students to participate in Swedish calistenics and simple feminine sports.
| 12th Nov, 1885
| Formation of Association for the Advancement of Physical Education
| In 1885 William G. Anderson was deeply concerned about his own lack of training and preparation to be a professional physical educator so November 27, 1885 he held a meeting for people who were also interested in the profession and they formed the Association for the Advancement of Physical Education. Dr. Edward Hitchcock who developed the first collegiate physical education program 24 years earlier was elected the president of the group.
| 2nd Nov, 1910
| National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
| 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...
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