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How important is a physical education in India, suggest some courses and diplomas in it and give me the information about career opportunities in this field?

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Avadhut Desai
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If I have to tell you the importance of physical education in India I can tell you one thing that most of the Indians are now aware of the importance of physical fitness and its growing day by day. Every area has a gym, bog or small but the business is also earning well. With the growing number of fitness centers, we see they are organized, specialized or concentrated on particular sport or exercise.

Physical education in India has grabbed enough attention and has been fetching a good amount of business. It focuses on all the areas of science which relates to physical knowledge and skills to an individual or a group with an interdisciplinary approach and also concerns itself with applying these skills and gets the desired results. We may be wrong to say that physical education is not a part of the education process of a country. It has to be included while government frames policies and makes laws with regard to education.

India needs to keep moving, keep exercising in order to be healthy and fit. Generally, most of the physical education trainers fail to realize that physical education doesn’t only mean physical fitness activities but it is about the organized sport with a right amount of knowledge about that sport and its benefits for the body. Physical trainer’s job is about teaching, conducting and leading various fitness activities for persons or for a group and conducting classes for physical fitness. It’s about developing and incorporating movement, challenge, health, mobility, stamina, and control and body skills.

Various courses and diplomas available:

  • Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Physical Education
  • Bachelor of Education in Physical Education (B.Ed.)
  • Bachelor of Physical Education (B.Ed.)
  • Master of Philosophy in Physical Education
  • Master of Physical Education (M.P.Ed)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Physical Education (Ph.D.) and
  • Diploma in Physical Education
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Physical Science
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Movement Education
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Adapted Physical Education and
  • Certificate in Physical Education
  • Certificate in English
  • Certificate Course in Yog Science
  • Certificate in Aerobics


Specialized Fields:

The specialized fields in this area have a vast verity and a person interested in a particular field can master the field, the specializations are Sports Medicine, Coaching, Training, Sports Sociology, Sports Administration, Sports Psychology, Research,  Measurement Evaluation, Biomechanics-Kinesiology and Physical Therapy.

Various Types of Jobs offered:

Following are the types of jobs one can seek after completing the courses mentioned above-

  • Nutrition Specialist
  • Athletic Coach
  • Teacher
  • Activities Director
  • Social Director
  • Athletic Coach
  • Physical Therapist/Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Cardiovascular Fitness Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • Commercial/Community Recreation

The only eligibility criteria are passing of +2 Examination from any of the recognized boards and any of the streams.

Study Includes:

  1. Health Education, Physiology and Anatomy.
  2. Practical Work involving learning the techniques and skills, the teaching of various methods of activities and the participation.
  3. Principles of Educational Psychology and Physical Education.
  4. Exercise Physiology and Kinesiology.


The objectives of the study of Physical Education:

We should know the objectives of anything before opting to do something, thus these are the following objectives of the study of physical education:

  • To ensure the support to the progress of student development.
  • To ensure the weight loss amongst students who are overweight.
  • To provide a student with the right set of knowledge, values, capacities, enthusiasm and the skills.
  • To enable learning to be a member of a team or individually when it comes to a lot of competitive activities.
  • To promote fitness of physic, and developing of motor skills, to instill understanding and knowledge of strategies, concepts, and rules.



Job Opportunities in Physical Education in India:

With the advent of physical education in India and the awareness about being physically fit has improved the job prospects in this field. A good amount of people in India makes positive efforts in keeping themselves fit and healthy and want their children to the same. The physical education is not limited to a hobby at schools and colleges but it has developed beyond this scope and offers job avenues to the professionals. This field is earning the status of a viable career option with the introduction of a various course in physical education in various universities and colleges.

Not only private sectors but also the government undertakings are hiring these professionals to guide or supervise various events and sports that are representing the government of this country and into the academies and institutions started in this regard. They also get employed in various jobs, for instance, Medical Fitness, Marketing, Nutrition, Journalism, Medical Facilities and Fitness Centers.

The option of being a physical instructor and coach is just a part of a big ocean even though it is the main option available. Lecturers, teachers and physiotherapists can seek opportunities at a global level. There are gyms, centers of health which are a part of some hotel, club etc., Along with other development, we can also see opportunities getting created as in corporate offices where they have developed a culture of having in-house fitness experts or coaches to guide corporate teamwork activities, due the awareness amongst the employees in corporate sectors about ill effects of lack of exercise.

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