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MPEd (Master of Physical Education) is a two-year duration postgraduate course in physical education. Physical education is a domain concerned with sports-related activities and deals with subjects such as sports science, sports psychology, sports research methodology, sports medicine, exercise physiology, etc.

The postgraduate programme in physical education acquaints students with the dynamics of sports activities and offers them professional training as well as knowledge about fitness in sports. The course also enables students enhance their skills in the respective field.

Admission to MPEd course is provided on the basis of candidates’ performance in the written entrance exam followed by a practical/ physical fitness test conducted by different universities and colleges. It may be noted that some institutions also provide direct admission to candidates on the basis of merit determined through their score in the qualifying exam.   

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  1. MPEd Eligibility Criteria 

MPEd Eligibility Criteria 

All candidates who possess a graduation degree in BPEd (Bachelor of Physical Education) with at least 50% - 60% aggregate marks from a recognised university/ college fulfill eligibility criteria for MPEd course.

Note: The eligibility criteria mentioned above might vary depending on the policies of the university in which a candidate is applying. 

MPEd is most suited for candidates who excel in sports-related activities and are looking for a career in the field of physical education. Some of the skills and traits that candidates looking to pursue MPEd course should possess are mentioned below:

Skillset for MPEd

Athletic ability

Interpersonal skills

Communication skills



Organisation skills



Motor skills

Problem-solving skills


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Course curriculum for MPEd

MPEd is a two-year duration course typically divided into four semesters. Syllabus for MPEd includes theory as well as practical subjects. Among theory subjects, there are some core and elective subjects. Core subjects are mandatory for all, however, candidates have to make a choice among elective subjects available in the curriculum of a university/ college.

Given below is an overview of the theory (core and elective) as well as practical subjects taught during MPEd course.

MPEd Course Curriculum

Theory Subjects

Research Process in Physical Education & Sports Sciences

Physiology of Exercise

Professional Preparation in Physical Education & Sports

Yogic Sciences

Applied Statistics in Physical Education & Sports

Sports Biomechanics & Kinesiology

Athletic Care and Rehabilitation

Sports Sociology

Gender, Disability & Inclusive Sport Education

Scientific Principles of Sports Training

Health Education and Sports Nutrition

Sports Medicine

Sports Psychology

Information & Communication Technology (ICT) in Physical Education

Value and Environmental Education

Computer application (elective)

Sports Technology (elective)

Tests, Measurement and Evaluation in Physical Education (elective)

Sports Journalism and Mass Media (elective)

Sports Management and Curriculum Designs in Physical Education (elective)

Sports Journalism and Mass Communication (elective)

Sports Engineering (elective)

Physical Fitness and Wellness (elective)

Education Technology in Physical Education (elective)

Dissertation (elective)


MPEd Course Curriculum

Practical Subjects

Track and Field

Running Events – 100 / 200 Mts. Run, Jumping Events - Long Jump / High Jump, Throwing Events - Shot Put / Discus / Javelin, 30 SuryaNamaskar, Gymnastic/Swimming

Laboratory Practical

Sports Psychology, Physiology of Exercise, Sports Biomechanics and Kinesiology


Aerobics/ Self-Defence Techniques - Martial Arts, Taekwon-do/ Shooting/ Archery

Adventure activities/ Mass demonstration Activities

Games Specialization

Kabaddi, Kho-Kho, Badminton/ Table Tennis/ Tennis/ Squash/ Baseball/ Volleyball/ Basketball/ Cricket/ football/ Handball/ Hockey/ Netball/ Softball/ Boxing/ Fencing/ Judo/ Karate/ Wrestling/ Wushu

Teaching Lessons of Indigenous Activities and Sports

Class room Teaching Lessons on theory of different Sports & Games

Coaching Lessons of Track and Field/ Gymnastics/ Swimming

Coaching Lessons of Game Specialization

Officiating Lessons of Track and Field/Gymnastic/Swimming

Officiating Lessons of Game Specializations



Note: Apart from the subjects mentioned above, candidates sometimes also have to take an internship during the course.

MPEd: Job Profiles

Physical education is a field that is expanding rapidly due to the growing popularity of sports in India. Therefore, a career in physical education is promising for MPEd students. There a variety of jobs available for MPEd students in areas such as health clubs, sports academies, schools, colleges, fitness centres, spas, etc.    

Some of the job profiles that can be taken up by MPEd students are:

  • Teacher: A physical education teacher has to ensure that students adopt healthy lifestyles and engage in a sport activity of their interest. A physical education teacher organises games and challenges that promote physical activity among students of different age groups. The main aim of the teacher is to develop motors skills and physical development among students.  
  • Sports/ Athletic Trainer: An athletic trainer performs tasks such as bracing athletes to prevent any injury before a game, evaluating injury, giving emergency care, and creating rehabilitation plans for injured athletes.
  • Consultant: The consultant’s primary responsibility is to coordinate with the in-house team and offer consultation on physical education matters. 
  • Umpire/ Referee: An umpire or a referee is responsible for maintaining the standard of play of a sporting event. The professional judges the play, detects violations and also decides penalties as per the rules of the sport/ game.
  • Sports Therapist: A sports therapist is a professional who utilises sports and exercise principles to enhance performance, preparation as well as injury prevention programmes. The therapist also provides sport and remedial massage to people as required. 

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I asked if physical fitness is important in aerospace engineering?

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If not compulsory if you want to go on a space mission then it's compulsory. Physical fitness is important in aerospace engineering.

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Jyotish education by distance learning in Uttar Pradesh?

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2 months ago

Astrology through distance education mode is offered in Annamalai University,Sastra University, ThanjavurMadurai Kamaraj University,Osmania University,Maharishi Mahesh Yogi Vedic University,Vikram University, Ujjain,M. S. University, Baroda,Potti Shreeramulu Telugu Universityand IGNOU also starte...Astrology through distance education mode is offered in Annamalai University,
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