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July 31, 1937

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JAMA. 1937;109(5):362. doi:10.1001/jama.1937.02780310040015

AMERICAN ASSOCIATION FOR HEALTH AND PHYSICAL EDUCATION  A new organization, developed in Detroit in June 1937 during the summer meeting of the National Education Association, replaces two previously existing groups. For many years the National Education Association has had a department of health and physical education with relatively small membership. There has also been a large national organization, the American Physical Education Association, not affiliated with the National Education Association. The American Physical Education Association had grown to be a strong group with a membership in excess of 8,000 members consisting largely of teachers of physical education, athletic coaches and gymnasium instructors, with a sprinkling of classroom teachers and supervisors on whom had been placed the responsibility for teaching health in the schools. The American Physical Education Association held an annual meeting, conducted several regional meetings each year and met in several states with the state education associations, with whom

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