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Physical Education

What is Physical education?

  • Physical education is a subject taught in school that focuses on improving physical fitness and being able to easily perform and enjoy daily physical activity. 

  • Children also develop the skills needed to take part in a wide range of activities, such as soccer, basketball or swimming. Regular courses in physical education prepare children to become physically and mentally involved, fit, and healthy into adulthood. 

  • Physical education includes lessons for engaged, trained P.E. (Physical Education) Teachers, sufficient intervals of teaching, and student evaluation.

  • Physical education is a field that enables one to stick around the body's fitness by fostering the importance of exercise and nutrition.

Where can one study bachelors in Physical education?

Top Colleges in India offering Physical Education

  • College of Physical Education, Pune

  • Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education, Thiruvananthapuram 

  • Amity School of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Noida 

  • Bombay Physical Culture Association's College of Physical Education, Mumbai

  • Indira Gandhi Institute Of Physical Education and Sports Science, New Delhi 

Famous colleges for (Bachelor of Physical Education) courses:

  • Bombay Physical Culture Association (BPCA)

  • Chandrashekhar Agashe College of Physical Education, Pune 

  • Department of Sports Shivaji University, Kolhapur

What are the specializations Areas after completing a bachelor’s in Physical education? 

  • Bachelor's degrees in physical education typically last four years and can be completed either on-campus or online. 

  • Students can choose from various specialities. For example, students may wish to specialize in coaching that includes classes such as sport theory and group psychology.

  • Eventually, one of the most common specialities, the teaching of physical education, requires more interdisciplinary and pedagogical courses.

What are the Job Prospects after acquiring a degree in Physical education?

  • Upon completing this course, the student may go to the sports and physical education higher studies or take up the job in the health and sports industries.

  • Or they can appear for NET after completing their post-graduation and start a career as a lecturer in the universities.

  • Or one can opt to be a P.E teacher in private/government school as well. 

In the area of physical education, there are various job opportunities available to you. One can start his/her own gym/fitness centre as well.

The job profiles of this field are:

  • Athletic Coach

  • Community/ Commercial Recreation

  • Cardiovascular Fitness Instructor

  • Nutrition Specialist

  • Corporate Fitness Instructor

  • Teacher

  • Activities Director

  • Rehabilitation Specialist

  • Physical Therapist

  • Personal Trainer

  • Social Director

What is the expected Salary at the start?

  • The average salary of a physical education instructor in India with an experience of less than a year is Rs.300,000/yr

  • The average salary of a physical education instructor in India with an experience of 1-4 years is Rs. 344,405/yr

  • The average salary of a physical education instructor in India with an experience of 5-9 years is Rs 393,703/yr

  • The average salary of a physical education instructor in India with an experience of more than 10 years is Rs. 635,094/yr

  • However, the salary of an associate professor in the Government University/college would be as per the government pay scale/Pay Band. The current salary of an associate professor is Rs. 37,400 - 67,000 per month.

  • The salary for a government teacher would be as per the government pay scale/pay band.

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However, if you are selected as a lecturer in the university / P.E. teacher in Government school the salary would be:

  • The average salary of an assistant professor in Delhi University is Rs. 50,799/mth.

  • The monthly salary of PRT is Rs. 46000/mth

  • The monthly salary of PGT is Rs. 59042/mth


Who are the top recruiters in this field? 

After the completion of this course, one can get the job opportunity in:

  • Health clubs

  • Sports clubs

  • Ministry of sports

  • Stadium staff

  • Schools & colleges

  • Gymnasium

  • Corporate teams

  • Health & sports-related organizations

What are the growth prospects for physical education? 

  • Candidates who have passed 10 + 2 in any discipline can pursue a Physical Education degree, diploma or bachelor's degree in any Indian university.

  • They can appear for NET, DSSSB, CTET, TET exams.

  • Candidates who have passed a bachelor's degree in physical education may opt for a master's degree in Indian and Foreign Universities’ physical education.

What kinds of books and study materials are available for physical education? 

  • Introduction to Physical Education, Fitness, and Sport (Hardcover) by Daryl Siedentop

  • Dynamic Physical Education for Elementary School Children (Hardcover by Robert P. Pangraz

  • Moving Into the Future: National Standards for Physical Education (Spiral-bound)

  • Foundations of Physical Education, Exercise Science, and Sport (Hardcover) by Deborah A. Wuest

  • Learning to Teach Physical Education in the Secondary School: A Companion to School Experience by Susan Capel

  • Sport Education in Physical Education: Research-Based Practice by Dawn Penney, Gill Clarke, Mandy Quill, Gary D. Kinchin

  • Advanced Statistics; With Applications to Physical Education by Harrison Clarke

  • A Framework for Physical Education in the Early Years by Hazel Kathleen Manners, Margaret E. Carroll

Interesting facts about physical education 

  • Less than 5% of adolescents participate in 30 minutes of physical exercise each day

  • Only 35-44% of adults 75 years of age or older are physically active and 28-34% of adults 65-74 years of age are active physically.