As a Physical Educator you will be responsible for promoting physical activity and well being among people of all ages, ranging from students in schools and colleges to youth and adults, through a variety of sporting activities.
Physical Education graduates and postgraduates usually take up employment in educational institutions where they teach physical activities and sports to children from the kindergarten level through high school and college. They may also act as health instructors in these institutions providing lessons in CPR, first aid and overall health to students. They may serve as coaches for sports teams of schools, colleges or other sports organisations and clubs.
With postgraduate, doctoral or management qualifications they may also undertake careers in Sports Sciences and Athletics Management.
The tasks of Physical education teachers in a typical day’s work may vary depending upon their areas of specialisation. These may involve
Taking any stream in +2 would make you eligible for under graduation degree in this field.
Sports participation is recommended as it gives you an upper hand in getting admission for the under graduation program.
Bachelor’s degree is a 2 years course. Admission is generally merit based. But it may vary depending on the institutions.
You can also opt B.Ed physical education or BA physical education.
This is 2 years course which would help in specialising in the field.
Requirements for admission into a PG course in one of the top institutions to help you get an overall picture
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Physical educator should have good physical stamina as they have to demonstrate and help students do various physical exercises and activities. They should enjoy the activities and should have the ability to make it an enjoyable for others.
Interpersonal skills are very necessary as they have to always work in teams. They have to motivate the students to participate in fitness and training programs
The physical educator has to supervise and monitor students and identify problems if any. They have to ensure none of the students are injured and provide first aid if there are any injuries.
Perseverance is a highly required skill for physical educators as training the students is a long process. The physical educators should have patience and should not be expecting immediate results.