Physical Education Timeline
Obesity at all time high
There are plenty of statistics available that prove child obesity in America is at epidemic levels. In the last 30 years the number of children who are overweight has tripled to 15%. When you add the overweight and obese statistics together, the problem becomes crystal clear. One-third of the...
President's Council on Fitness and Sports renamed the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition
President Barack Obama renamed the agency the President's Council on Fitness, Sports, and Nutrition, by Executive Order, with a new emphasis on nutrition as an element of fitness.[
Recess Improves Student Behavior
"Studies show that more time for PE and other physical activity help improve academic performance."
American Kinesiology Association Established
"AKA was created through a joint plan initiated by the Human Kinetics Foundation and the American Academy of Kinesiology and Physical Education. The inaugural meeting was held in Orlando, Florida, on February 8-9, 2007. The fifteen academicians who were invited to the meeting agreed to become...
|2005||State Board of Education (SBE) adopts Physical Education Model Content Standards|
Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act
In 2004 The Child Nutrition and WIC Re-authorization Act Public Law 108–265 108th Congress that was made required that all school districts with a federally funded school meal program start addressing nutrition and physical activity. Health and Nutrition was added to the physical education...
No Child Left Behind
The No Child Left Behind Policy is a policy that is intended to improve standardized test scores in elementary and secondary schools. However, nowhere in this policy is physical education taken into account. This policy is actually drawing funds away from physical education, and it is...
Creation of PECentral
Created by Dr. George Graham and the doctoral students at Virgina Tech PECentral was developed as a site for K-12 Physical educators to find developmentally and instructually appropriate lessons for their students.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Enacted
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act was designed to protect the rights of students with disabilities within public schools. It provides the students with special services and accommodations within the school system, including physical education. The main emphasis of IDEA is to...
"May Month"- National Physical Fitness and Sports Month
"A campaign to promote nationwide physical activity/fitness and sports participation." Established by The Presidents Council.
1980 The Olympic Boycott
In 1980, the United States led a boycott of the Summer Olympic Games in Moscow to protest the late 1979 Soviet invasion of Afghanistan. A total of 65 nations refused to participate in the games, whereas 80 countries sent athletes to compete.
Public Law 94-142, Education For All Handicapped Children Act
This law mandated that physical education was an instructional service to be included int the child's individual education program. This law made it possible for states and local schools to receive federal funds in order to assist in the education of students with disabilities. This...
Creation of Human Kinetics
Created by Rainer Martens and his wife Marilyn due to the need of publishers in the Physical Education field.
"In June 1972, President Nixon signed Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, 20 U.S.C. §1681 et seq., into law. Title IX is a comprehensive federal law that prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity. The principle objective of Title...
Foundation of " jugend trainiert für Olympia" (youth trains for the Olympics)
„Jugend trainiert für Olympia“ is the worlds biggest school sport championship with over 900.000 participants. It takes place annualy in Germany and was founded 1969 of Henri Nannen and Willi Daume.
Special Olympics Begins
The 1st International Special Olympic Summer Games was made up of 1000 athletes from 26 U.S. States and Canada. The Athletes Competed in Track and Field, Swimming, and Floor Hockey.
The 2011 Special Olympics World Summer Games are held in Athens, Greece. Nearly 7,000 athletes from 170...
|1968||Special Olympics begins|
First International Conference on the History of Physical Education
The First International Conference on the History of Physical Education and Sport was held in Israel in 1968. Dr. Simri was the coordinator.
The Enactment of Public Law 90-170
PL 90-170 is a law passed by Congress in 1967 that ensured the funds for research and training in the field of adapted physical education. Through this law the Bureau for Education of the Handicapped(BEH) was founded and empowered to take control of the movement of adapted physical education....
Presidential Physical Fitness Award was created.
President Lyndon B. Johnson created the Presidential Physical Fitness Award
First meeting of the Western College Men’s Physical Education Society (WCMPES)
The first meeting of the Western College Physical Education Society (WCPES), originally the Western College Men’s Physical Education Society (WCMPES), was held at the University of Utah in the Fall of 1956 (WSKW.net, n.d.).
The President's Council on Youth Fitness
"The President's Council on Physical Fitness and Sports advises the President through the Secretary of Health and Human Services about physical activity, fitness, and sports, and recommends programs to promote regular physical activity for the health of all Americans."
Brown v. Board of Education
An incredibly important court decision that declared separating blacks and whites in public schools unconstitutional. It also granted black students equal educational opportunities as white students.
American Colege of Sports Medicine was founded
The ASCM was created by doctors and physical educators to combine thier knowledge to promote healthier lifestlyes.