Bachelor of physical education B.P.ED is a degree course or program in the field of physical education. The duration is two years with approval required from NCTE (NATIONAL COUNCIL FOR TEACHERS EDUCATION). B.P.ED course consists of theory as well as practical papers. The eligibility of a two-year B.P.ED course requires the candidate to graduate with 45% aggregate in degree with sports participation.
B.P.ED is specially meant for sportspersons or those who have a passion for sports and flair for teaching and pursuing sports at an academic level.
B.P.ED passed outs are recruited as teachers in the government sector and also in the private sector. A bachelor of physical education degree holder can give his or her services in various capacities as professionals.
The government recruits meritorious sportspeople or B.P.ED holders directly for group C and group D post those fulfilling eligibility criteria. Nationalised banks, PSU’s or private sectors also recruit outstanding sportspersons who are also bachelors of a physical education degree holder in their organization.
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES FOR B.P.ED STUDENTS
- FOR GOVT. JOB IN SCHOOLS AND COLLEGES
B.P.ED has career opportunities in government sector schools and colleges as a Physical teacher instructor (PTI). The major task is to teach sport and train students in sports and games and engaging in conducting physical activity for students.
- PHYSICAL EDUCATION TEACHER IN PRIVATE SCHOOLS
B.P.ED teachers can train and motivate students of private schools to make them represent in sporting events and games held professionally.
- PHYSICAL THERAPIST
B.P.ED teachers can be employed as a physical therapist helping sportspersons to rehabilitate from sports injuries and regaining fitness to pursue a sports career.
- ATHLETIC TRAINER
An excellent and qualified B.P.ED degree holder can give his specialised services as an athletic trainer at school or national level providing training to future athletes and sporting role models of tomorrow.
- SPORTS MANAGEMENT
A thorough understanding of sports and games and aspects of performance in sporting events can open avenues for B.P.ED to become a sports manager and managing sportspersons.
- SPORTS JOURNALIST / COMMENTATOR / COLUMNIST / REFEREE / UMPIRE
An experienced and academically inclined bed decree-holder can take up the role as commentator or journalist or columnist for media be it print or electronic medium. B.P.ED students can also become umpire or referee conducting sport.
- FITNESS COACH
B.P.ED students can become a fitness and wellness coach with leading gymnasiums that give these services to train and inspire youngsters to engage in fitness activity.
So students can be sure of a glorious and gratifying career in a sports field as a trainer or professional and contribute to a nation-building future sportsperson and sportlaurets. So B.P.ED is a rewarding and long-lasting career for sports lovers and game enthusiasts.