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Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed)

Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed)is an undergraduate course dealing with sports and physical fitness. The programme deals with the study of various development and caring techniques associated with the human body. It basically introduces the individual to the domain of all sort of sports activities and its related knowledge. The course is ideal for students interested in gaining an in-depth knowledge of fitness and physical activities.B.P.Ed course is administered by the All Indian Council of Physical Education alias AICPE. The course is an interdisciplinary course, which delves into the scientific principles involved in various physical activities and their impact on human fitness. The course is of 3 years long duration and can be extended to maximum 5 years. There are many universities like Kanpur University or Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune which offer Bachelor of Physical Education of 1 year duration. This course is not available from distance learning, although in Master’s level this program can be learned through distance learning. Some of the B.P.Ed. Specialization courses are:

  • Swimming
  • Badminton
  • Hockey
  • Kho-Kho
  • Lawn Tennis
  • Boxing
  • Football
  • Health Fitness and Gym Management
  • Basketball
  • Yoga
  • Training for Life Guard for Water Sports
  • Volleyball
  • Cricket
  • Kabaddi

Eligibility: The candidate should have completed higher secondary education (10 +2) successfully from any recognised higher secondary education board in any stream. The candidate’s age must be at least 17 years on July 1 of the year of admission into the course.

Admission Process: Most of the Universities conduct entrance tests along with physical fitness tests to select aspirants for providing B.P.Ed admissions. Applicants can contact the institute, which they wish to pursue the course for procuring forms. Some B.P.Ed. Entrance exams held in India are:

  • Gurukula Kangri Vishwavidyalaya Haridwar B.P.Ed. Entrance Exam
  • Swami Vivekanand Subharti University Meerut B.P.Ed. Entrance Exam
  • Luck now University B.P.Ed. Entrance Exam
  • Kanpur University B.P.Ed. Entrance Exam
  • Acharya Nagarjuna University Physical Education Common Entrance Test

There are some universities which take admission on the basis of cutoff marks which are decided after the result of 10+2 examination. The cutoff marks are released and students who fulfill the eligibility can opt for the admission.

Colleges offering Bachelor of Business Studies (BBS): The top Institutes offering a Bachelor course in Physical Education are:

  • College of Physical Education, Pune
  • Bharti Vidhyapeeth, Pune
  • Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Science, University of Delhi, New Delhi
  • Amity University, Noida
  • Chandrashekhar Agashe College of Physical Education, Pune
  • Laxmibai National College of Physical Education, Gwalior

For the list of colleges offering B.P.Ed visit list of B.P.Ed colleges in India

Career Prospects: The B.P.Ed degree helps an individual to get employments in Government sector enterprises or in private sector companies or organizations that represent sporting events or games in different tournaments and matches. Graduates in Physical education can also work as physical fitness experts in health centers, clubs and gyms and so on. These professionals can also seek out for career in schools and colleges as physical instructors. In addition, they can work as in-house coaches for commercial sports teams. Some of the job profiles that a graduate can opt for are:

  • Trainer/Instructor/Coach
  • Commentator
  • Fitness Director
  • Physical Instructor
  • Umpire/Referee
  • Sports Journalist
  • Proffesional Player
  • Sports and Leisure club manager
  • Sports Photojournalist

Academic Options: Graduates interested in pursuing higher studies in the discipline may go for M.P.Ed or M.Phil. (Physical Education).

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