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The physical education course encompass subjects like biomechanics, which is Kinesiology, coaching, measurement - evaluation, physical therapy, research, sport psychology, sociology in sports, administration, medicine, fitness, injury and training. A physical education course helps one to have a career in coaching and teaching and preparing students for sports and fitness programs. The study relates to general exercise, recreation, games, sports, nutrition, hygiene, fitness etc.

The course also includes study on science of motion, body structure, human body and complex issues as well. Often a coach is always under the scrutiny of public and therefore his job is a responsible one. They should be able to handle pressure during success and failures. The job of a physical education teacher is to teach values like leadership, courage, sportsmanship and discipline. Today a variety of new paths is opened to the coahes and is expanding in various fields. There are a number of national certification programs that one can take up.

Current Scenario of Physical Education in India

Given the current scenario in India, a new trend has been seen, where you see the physical education teacher are provided with opportunity to help this generation, which has gone sedentary and plagued with obesity. While once only academic demands were given priority, today the physical education and sports are given equal importance and are encouraged by parents as well. Therefore, today you can see that there is a great demand for physical education and the coach to help train the students for any particular sports, or help them to stay fit.

With a major in physical education course, one can work in as a nutritionist, spa and health manger, corporate fitness instructor, occupational exercise scientist, camp director and many more. The pay and perks are great and one can find that it is a highly satisfying job.

Major Physical Education Examinations in India

For enrolling to study physical education course, one has to appear for the entrance exam. After which you can qualify to enroll in the college. Given below is a common entrance test held at various colleges.
* Physical Education Common Entrance Test or PECET should be cleared before admission.
There are various other courses in physical education like: certificate in Aerobics, Diploma in Yoga teacher training, Diploma in Physical education, Post graduate diploma in Adapted Physical education, Post graduate diploma in movement education etc.
One can also complete certificate courses like the Certificate course in Yoga, Certified course in Naturopathy, Certificate course in Yoga and Naturopathy and many more.

Top Physical Education Colleges in India

  • Allahabad University, Uttar Pradesh
  • Andhra University, Andhra Pradesh
  • Annamalai University, Tamil Nadu
  • College of Physical education, Maharashtra
  • Jamia Millia Islamia University, New Delhi
  • Kurukshetra University, Haryana
  • University of Mysore, Karnataka
  • Visva Bharti University, West Bengal
  • University of Mumbai, Maharashtra
  • University of Calcutta, West Bengal

Last Updated on : March 25, 2016