In this article, we will have an in-depth analysis of B.P.Ed. course. In India, B.P.Ed. course is available in two main formats – 3 years long format and 1 year long format. Here, we will focus exclusively on the 1 year long B.P.Ed. course format. The article covers topics like – course details, eligibility criteria, admission process, syllabus and career prospects.
What is B.P.Ed. course all about?
B.P.Ed. stands for Bachelor of Physical Education. It is a teacher training program that focuses on the subject/area of physical education.
In simple terms, it is a teachers training program that develops qualified PT/Physical Education teachers and instructors in India. B.P.Ed. course (1 year long format) can be pursued by graduates who satisfy certain requirements (mentioned ahead).
In Indian education system, PT/Physical Education has a place of its own. Slowly and steadily, sports and physical activities are gaining more prominence in India’s education system.
If you are passionate about sports, physically fit and interested in becoming an instructor/teacher, this course will be of use to you. Let us move to the meat of the matter now – course details.
B.P.Ed. (Bachelor of Physical Education) basic details
The course format discussed in this article is 1 year long.
Graduate in Physical Education with minimum 40% marks OR Graduate with Physical Education as an elective subject with minimum 40% marks OR Any Graduate who has participated in National/State/Inter-University sports/SGFI OR Graduate with sports achievement.
Reputed institutes follow merit based admission process. Deserving candidates are selected after conducting a physical fitness test, written test and interview and checking their sports achievement in the last 3 years. The marks scored by candidates in graduation program are also taken into account.
Based on the tests and marks scored in graduation program, seats are allotted to deserving candidates.
B.P.Ed. curriculum boasts a holistic mixture of classroom lectures, practical training and teacher training sessions. The syllabus can roughly be divided into two parts –
- Theory subjects
There are 6 theory subjects in total. Practicals can further be divided into three categories – Proficiency in games and sports, teaching ability and allied areas.
|Theory Subjects:||1 History and foundation of Physical Education, 2 Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology in Physical Education, 3 Management in Physical Education, 4 Coaching and Officiating in Sports and Games, 5 Health Education and Recreation in Physical Education, 6 Statistics and Computer Application in Physical Education.|
|Practical:||1 Proficiency in Games and Sports (Athletics, Gymnastics and Yoga, Game of specialization), 2 Teaching Ability, 3 Allied Areas.|
Career prospects and job opportunities
After completing B.P.Ed. course, the most popular career path available is that of PT teacher/instructor. It is not uncommon to see B.P.Ed. graduates take on the role of PT teacher at Government and private schools! Apart from that, B.P.Ed. graduates may also don the same role at Colleges too!
Apart from educational institutes, B.P.Ed. graduates may also find work at fitness centres, sports teams and franchises etc.
Common job profiles available in front of B.P.Ed. graduates are –
- Administrative role (Sports organizations/teams)