Updated on Apr 19, 2022 02:27 IST

Are you a sports lover or a physical fitness freak thinking of building a career in the same? If yes, you have landed at the right place. Physical Education is a field that helps you stick around the fitness of your body by promoting the importance of exercise and nutrition. Candidates having a deep passion for sports and related activities should opt for the Bachelor of Physical Education course. A degree in BPEd can lead to a variety of career options starting from being part of the chosen sport to being a physical fitness trainer. 

BPEd (Bachelor of Physical Education) is an undergraduate degree course which deals with the techniques that are useful to maintain the fitness of the human body. The course is typically of three to four years duration. However, some universities also offer one or two year duration BPEd course. BPEd can be pursued as a full-time or part-time course.

Know what all a BPEd course entails in terms of the job opportunities, admission criteria, course curriculum, and more below. 

BPEd Eligibility Criteria 

Depending on the duration of the course as well as the policy of a university/ college, the eligibility criteria for BPEd varies. Given below is a generic BPEd eligibility criteria for three to four years as well as one to two years duration Bachelor of Physical Education course.

BPEd Eligibility Criteria for three to four years duration course

  • Candidates should be Class 12 pass in any stream from a recognised board
  • Candidates should have obtained a minimum percentage in Class 12 (usually 45 per cent - 60 per cent) as stipulated by the university/ college in which they are seeking admission
  • Preference at the time of admissions is given to candidates who have played some sports at the school level or had physical education subject in Class 12
  • Candidates should be of minimum 17 years of age or more

BPEd Eligibility Criteria for one to two years duration course

  • Candidates should clear graduation from a recognised university/ college with a minimum percentage (usually 50 per cent - 60 per cent)
  • Preference for admission is given to candidates who have studied Physical Education during graduation or have played sports at the college level
  • Candidates should be between 19-25 years of age
  • Both men and women are eligible for the course. However, in some institutes, married women are not eligible for the course

BPEd Admissions

BPEd admissions are provided mainly on the basis of candidates’ performance in the entrance exam conducted by different universities and colleges. A BPEd entrance exam can be divided into four main components:

  • Written Test: The test is aimed at evaluating candidates on subjects such as General Aptitude, General Knowledge, English, Science, etc
  • Physical Efficiency Test: This component of the exam tests the physical fitness of a candidate. The test may consist of physical activities like pull-ups, flexed leg sit-ups, shuttle run, 600-yard run, standing broad jump, etc
  • Game/ Sport Playing Ability Test: In this test, a candidate is assessed for anyone sport or a game of his/ her choice. 
  • Personal Interview: The interview round aims at judging the overall personality of a candidate

On the basis of a cumulative score obtained by candidates in all the tests mentioned above, they are shortlisted for BPEd admissions.

Note: The entrance exam components mentioned above may vary depending on the policy of a university/ college in which a candidate is applying.

Direct Admission to BPEd: Although a majority of universities conduct entrance exams, there are some institutions that provide direct admission to candidates. Direct admission is provided to candidates on the basis of marks obtained by them in the qualifying exam (Class 12 or graduation).

BPEd Skillset

Any candidate aspiring to build a career in the field of Physical Education needs to have certain traits and a range of skills beyond only knowing the sports. BPEd candidates must have the following skills:  

Skillset for BPEd Aspirants

Athletic ability 

Patience

Adaptability

Determination

Motor skills

Problem-solving skills

Perceptual skills (ability to read the game and anticipate the play)

Decision-making skills

Organisation skills

Interpersonal skills

Goal setting

Time management

Positive thinking

Creativity

Good communication

Hardworking

Working with a team

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BPEd Subjects and Syllabus

BPEd course curriculum is a mixture of classroom lectures, comprehensive practical training as well as teacher training sessions. The syllabus can be mainly divided into two components:

  • Theory subjects
  • Practical subjects

Given below is a general overview of theory and practical subjects taught in a BPEd course:       

Theory Subjects

History and foundation of Physical Education

Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology in Physical Education

Management in Physical Education

Coaching and Officiating in Sports and Games

Health Education and Recreation in Physical Education

Statistics and Computer Application in Physical Education

English and Communication Skills

Educational Psychology, Guidance and Counselling

Applied Anatomy and Physiology

Educational Methodology

Motor Learning & Sports Psychology

Recreation, Camping, Play and Leadership Training

Teaching Methodology in Physical Education

Physiology of Exercise

Teaching Practice

Kinesiology and Bio-mechanics

Sports Management

Measurement and Evaluation

Health Education

Applied Computer Education and Statistics in Physical Education

Sociology of Sports

Principles of Sports Training & Yoga

Organization and Administration

Contemporary issues in physical education, fitness and wellness/ Sports Nutrition and Weight Management

Practical Subjects

Proficiency in Games and Sports (Athletics, Gymnastics and Yoga, Game of specialization)

Teaching Ability

Athletics

Gymnastics

Football

Wrestling

Boxing

Weight Training, Weight Lifting, Power Lifting and Best Physique

Swimming

Judo

Light Apparatus Activity/ Calisthenics

Badminton

Kho-Kho

Kabaddi

Table Tennis

Volleyball

Handball

Softball

Yoga

Tennis

Cricket

Hockey

Note: Among all the practical subjects mentioned above, candidates usually have to specialise in one or more subjects of their interest. 

BPEd Jobs and Career Opportunities

The most popular career path available for candidates after obtaining a BPEd degree is teaching. However, apart from teaching, there are also some other career options that candidates can think of taking up in the field of sports and physical fitness. Check out some popular BPEd job profiles below:

  • Teacher/ Instructor/ Coach: A physical education teacher organises games and sports that promote physical activity among students. The goal of a BPEd educator is to develop motor skills, proper exercise and eating habits among students. 
  • Umpire/ Referee: An umpire or a referee presides over a sporting event to help maintain the standard of play. An umpire/ referee detects violations and decides penalties as per the rules of the sport/ game.
  • Sportsman/ Professional Athlete: A professional athlete regularly exercises and practices under the direction of professional trainers or coaches to develop skills, improve physical condition and prepare for competitions. 
  • Gym/ Personal Trainer: Major responsibilities of a gym or personal trainer is to demonstrate exercises and routine to clients. Apart from this, a trainer also assists clients in exercising to minimise injury and ensure proper fitness. A trainer also usually modifies exercises taking in view the clients’ fitness levels.   
  • Sport/ Athletic Trainer: A sport or athletic trainer is a highly-skilled healthcare professional who collaborates with physicians to provide services like emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries to players.
  • Commentator: A sports commentator is a professional who gives running commentary of a game or sport in real-time, typically during a live broadcast.  
  • Sports Journalist: A sport journalist reports as well as writes stories on professional sports and games. A sports journalist is also expected to interview coaches and players, report sports statistics, and sometimes offer game commentary. A sports journalist can work for different media platforms including television, print and radio.  
  • Sports Administrator: A sports administrator carries out different administrative activities across an array of functions within sports clubs, fitness centres, sports organisations, etc. A sports administrator typically organises and schedules sports events, manages budgets and oversees the recruitment as well as training of the staff.   
  • Sports Photojournalist: A sports photojournalist/ photographer takes pictures of sporting events, athletes, sports teams, etc. A sports photojournalist can work as a full-time employee for an organisation or work as a freelancer to sell his/ her pictures to newspapers and magazines.   
  • Yoga Trainer: A yoga trainer teaches students the art of yoga to increase their fitness and personal health in both body and mind.
  •  Sport and Leisure Club Manager: A sport or leisure club manager is responsible for the day-to-day running of the centres and their facilities. The manager typically recruits and manages staff and controls budgets to ensure the smooth running of the centre.   

Note: Some of the job profiles mentioned above may require candidates to obtain additional degrees other than Bachelor of Physical Education. BPEd for some job profiles only works as a foundation course.

BPEd FAQs

Q. What is a BPEd Degree?

A. BPEd stands for Bachelor of Physical Education. It is an undergraduate degree course that deals with the techniques useful for the maintenance of fitness of the human body. 

Q. Can I do BPEd after Class 12th?

A. Yes, you can do the BPEd course after completing your Class 12. 

Q. What is the eligibility criteria for BPEd?

A. The BPEd eligibility criteria vary for three to four year and one to two year course. For a three to four year BPEd course, candidates should be Class 12 pass in any stream from a recognised board and for a one to two year course, candidates should have a graduation degree from a recognised university/ college.

Q. How to get admission for the BPEd course?

A. Candidates can get admission to BPEd through merit or entrance exam as some institutions offer admission on the basis of merit (marks obtained in Class 12 or Graduations) and others conduct the entrance exams.

Q. What kind of entrance exam is conducted for BPEd?

A. The BPEd entrance exam comprises written test, physical efficiency test, game or sport playing ability test and personal interview.

Q. What is the duration of the BPEd Course?

A. The BPEd Course is either of three to four years duration or one to two years duration. 

Q. Can I do BPEd in two years?

A. Yes, you can do BPEd in one to two years duration course as well, if you have completed your Graduation already.

Q. What are the job opportunities after completing BPEd?

A. After completing the BPEd Degree, a candidate can choose to be a teacher, coach, referee, sportsman, personal trainer, sports trainer, sports journalist, yoga trainer, etc.

Q. Can I get a job after my BPEd Degree?

A. Yes, you can get a job after the BPEd Degree, if you fulfil the eligibility criteria.

Q. Can I pursue BPEd as a part-time course?

A. Yes, you can pursue BPEd as a part-time course. There are various institutions which offer part-time BPEd course.

Q. Which universities offer a BPEd course?

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