The uncertainty in Turkey which started at the end of World War-I, disappeared at a great extent with the success of War of Independence. The existence and the independence of New Turkish State was verified with the Lausanne Peace Treaty (24 July 1923). The establishers of New Turkish State started reconstruction in every area that interests social and governmental life. One of these areas is the issue of training physical education teachers. In the 84 years from 1838 to 1922 when public education was dealt, 4328 schools were opened except for the military schools. One of these civil schools that was inherited to Republic was Physical Teacher Training School. Faik Hoca was who could understand the great benefit of physical culture for the youth of the country and had an advanced talent was among the young people who was trained with apparatus gymnastics in the gym established in Mekteb-i Sultani. Mr. Faik started training young people of his age with great love for teaching and became the physical education teacher of Galatasaray Sultani after Stangelli. It was natural that his physical education training was not different from his teacher's. For this reason, Mr. Faik is known as the first Turkish physical education teacher in Turkey The present study is on the physical education teacher training implementations especially in the early republican period. In the present study, first the situation before the republican period is described, then the Physical Teacher Training implementations in the first years of the republican period is elaborated. In the framework of this elaboration, teacher training activities through the education provided in the courses and institutes that were preferred to train teachers and the physical education teacher training implementations via sending students abroad will be mentioned.
Physical Education, Teacher Training, Early Republican Period