B.P.Ed. Bachelor of Physical Education

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Physical Education is a course or training in the development of and care for
the human body. Bachelor of Physical Education is an Undergraduate Academic
Degree awarded for a course or program in the field of Physical Education. It is
popularly known as B.P.Ed. or B.P.E. which is an abbreviated form of the
Bachelor of Physical Education Degree. Physical Education Degree course consists
of theory paper and practicals. All India Council of Physical Education is an
Apex body of Physical Education constituted as per the Rajya Sabha (Upper House)
of Indian Parliament to look after the Physical Education programmes in the

There are 2 Levels at which Bachelor of Physical Education Degree is

B.P.Ed. - 3-4 year Course

  • B.P.Ed. whose duration is 3-4 years requires a candidate have passed +2
    from a recognised board in any stream. Those who have taken physical
    education in 10+2 are more preferred.

  • Candidates should have completed the age of 17 years on the first day
    of� July of� the year of admission to the Course.

  • The reserved candidates (SC/ST) will be given age relaxation as per
    Institute rules.

Admission Tests include:

i)� Physical Fitness Test
- The Test may comprise comprise Pull-ups (Boys) / Flexed-arm Hang (Girls),
Flexed-leg Sit-ups for one minute, Shuttle Run (30ft X 4), Standing Broad Jump,
50-Yard Dash and or 600- Yard Run. Those who fail to secure 50% of the composite
score of 60 points of the test battery shall not be eligible for further
testing. �

ii) Academic Test - It
is a test in General Knowledge and English of 50 marks. Candidates who secure
less than 40% marks are not be eligible for further testing.

iii) Game/Sport Playing Ability
- It is of 50 mark. Each candidate is required to opt one
game/sport of his/her choice for assessment, out of the games/sports included in
the schedule of� I.O.A or Association of Indian Universities, Sports
Division. However, the College reserves the right to delete any game/sport from
the list on administrative considerations. Candidates must secure a minimum of
50% marks in this test.

The merit for admission shall be reckoned on the basis of total marks obtained
by a candidate in tests (ii) and (iii) subject to a minimum of 50% of the
combined total (100 marks).

There are various Physical Education Colleges in India. Bachelor of Physical
Education is also available through Distance Learning Degree Programs.

B.P.Ed. - 1 year course

  • B.P.Ed. whose duration is 1 years requires a candidate to be graduate
    with at least 50% marks in aggregate along with sports participation. The
    participation must be within last three years of admission year.

  • Maximum age should not be more than 25 years.

  • Admissions are made through an Entrance Examination Undergraduate
    Entrance Test (UET).

  • Both men and women are eligible for admission to B.P.Ed degree course.
    However, married women are not be eligible for admission in most of the

  • The course syllabus includes Intensive Practice Teaching in schools.

B.P.Ed. - 1 year course Subjects

  • Principles of Physical Education & Educational Psychology.

  • Anatomy, Physiology and Health Education.

  • Kinesiology and Exercise Physiology.

  • Practice Teaching.

  • Practical Work.

Some of the Institutes providing B.P.Ed. - 1 year course are:

  • Sambalpur University.

  • Tripura University.

  • Barkatullah University.

  • Banaras Hindu University.

  • Mangalore University.

Who can and Who should pursue
Bachelor of Physical Education Degree

Physical Education Courses is meant especially for sports persons or those who
have a passion for sports and related activities. Non sports person need to be
energetic, enthusiastic and physically fit. All professionals in this field must
be absolutely committed to the profession and the game.

Advantages or Benefits of Bachelor of
Physical Education Degree

  • Those who have completed B.P.Ed can go for physical education major
    education which can be Masters in Physical Education, Post Graduate Diploma
    In Health And Fitness�� Management (PGDHFM) or M.Phil.

  • Another benefit of this degree is that it's keeps one healthy and fit as
    it is a pre requirement, to pursue this degree.

Bachelor of Physical Education Jobs

Physical Education Degree enables a person to be employed in government sector
enterprises or with the private sector that they represent in the sporting
event/game in various tournaments and matches. The Government recruits
meritorious sports persons directly to Group 'C' and 'D' posts if they fulfil
the requisite educational qualifications. Nationalised banks, public sector
undertakings and some private groups also recruit outstanding sports persons.

Employment Areas

  • Sports and Business Marketing.
  • Sports Journalism.
  • Fitness Centre.
  • Sports Equipment Industries.
  • Colleges.
  • Private Schools.
  • Hotel Industries.
  • Sports Team.

Job Types

  • Trainer / Instructor / Coach.
  • Sports Journalist.
  • Sports Goods Manufacture Marketing Executive.
  • Commentator.
  • Physical Education Instructors.
  • Umpire / Referee.
  • Professional Players.
  • Sport and Leisure Club Managers.
  • Administrative and Sports Duties.
  • Sports Photojournalists.
  • Sports Administration.

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