The importance of sports and fitness has been realized globally to suffice the need of a healthy lifestyle. Thus, the education curriculum, today, has a prominent space for Physical Education. The stream has got popular over the years and is now considered as great career option owing to its bright job prospects.
Students are encouraged to choose the field of sports by the Sports Authority of India and the Indian Government. A wide range of career options in this stream makes it more demanding in India. Universities, thus, offer interesting courses on Physical Education where aspirants can turn their long standing hobbies in to a full time career option.
Take a look at the 8 best colleges in India that offer Physical Education courses, reports Careerindia.
College of Physical Education, Pune
College of Physical Education was founded in 1995. Presently it is a component of Bharati Vidyapeeth University and has been recognized by the National Council of Teacher Education (NCTE). Students can opt from 2 undergraduate, 3 postgraduate, Ph.D. Programs in Physical Education. There are a fixed number of seats available to which students are allotted on merit and interview.
Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education, Thiruvananthapuram
Affiliated to the University of Kerala, Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education has a wide ride of courses to offer in Physical Education, starting from undergraduate and postgraduate to research options. The college has a distinction of being a part of the academic wing of the Sports Authority of India (SAI). Candidates need to clear the entrance test to be eligible for admission.
Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Science, New Delhi
One of the leading institutions under the Faculty of Education, University of Delhi, Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Science was founded in the year 1987. The college offers B. Sc (Physical Education, Health Education & Sports). B. P. Ed. And M. P. Ed. Program recognized by NCTE. Admission takes place on the basis of merit list.
Amity School of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Noida
Amity University has already laid its foundation of educational excellence which can match the high end international standards. Their academic section for Physical Education offers courses of Master of Physical Education (MPEd), Bachelor of Physical Education (BPEd), Bachelor of Physical Education (BPE) and PG Diploma in Sports Psychology (PGDSP). Admissions take place on the basis of practical test and interview.
Bombay Physical Culture Association’s College of Physical Education, Mumbai
Bombay Physical Culture Association’s College of Physical Education (BCPA) has been educating students and imparting great knowledge of sports and fitness since 1935. Affiliated to the University of Mumbai, BCPA offers both undergraduate and postgraduate courses in Physical Education. No entrance exam is required for the admission.
Sadguru Education Society’s College of Physical Education, Jalgaon
Managed, guided and sponsored by Sadguru Education Society, Sadguru Education Society’s College of Physical Education was founded in 1970. It is one of the best institutions in India to pursue Physical Education from. Seats for undergraduate and postgraduate courses are limited. For undergraduate program candidates must clear the entrance exam whereas for Masters the college considers the marks in respective subjects.
Chandrashekhar Agashe College of Physical Education, Pune
With a view to create and educate about sport, exercise and physical activities the foundation of Chandrashekhar Agashe College of Physical Education was laid in 1977. NAAC accredited, the college offers a wide range of courses including M.Phil. Admissions take place on basis of merit
Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education, Gwalior
A deemed university in Gwalior, Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education is one of the leading colleges in the field of Physical Education. It was the first college in India that started offering one year program of Masters in Philosophy. The courses available are Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed.), Diploma in Sports Coaching (DSC), Master of Physical Education, Master of Arts in Yoga, Post Graduate Diploma in Fitness Management (PGDFM), Diploma in Sports Coaching (DSC), Post Graduate Diploma in Yoga Education (PGDYEd), Integrated M.Phil.-Ph.D Program in Physical Education, Post Graduate Diploma in Sports Coaching (PGDSC) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Physical Education (Regular Program).