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Sports and Physical fitness : Eligibility & Course Areas

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Educational: A student has to fulfill the following basic educational requirements to pursue a career in sports and physical fitness: For graduate level program as well as certificate courses, 10+2 is required. To enter into teaching position, Bachelor of Physical Education (B.P.Ed) or Master of Physical education is required, the former is a 3 year course with 10+2 as eligibility  to enter while the latter is a 2 year course with graduation respectively. There are also Graduate and Post graduate programs in Physical fitness, sports medicine etc. for which the requirement is graduation. One can seek admission into a sports management course after completion of graduation. Students with a Bachelors degree in Physical Education will have an upper hand in the field. The aspirants can join various sports institutes after completing their academic qualifications such as 10+2 level with physical education / graduation, with Physical education / post graduation in Physical education.

Subjects covered include sport physiology, biomechanics, sport psychology, social history of sport, sociology of sport, learning theory, physical fitness, sport management, communication skills, leadership, seminars and an internship.

Personal Attributes
A variety of personal attributes is a must for the aspirants who enter into the world of sports and physical fitness. First of all sports persons are required to be energetic, enthusiastic and physically fit. If a student wants to excel in this area then there is a need to develop the qualities like patience, perseverance and team spirit. This is one subject where personal virtues count more than educational qualifications and thus the qualities like dedication, desire, belief in oneself and discipline become the essence of success. Since most fitness centers are open long hours, fitness workers often work nights and weekends and even occasional holidays. Some may have to travel from place to place throughout the day, to different gyms or to clients' homes, to maintain a full work schedule. So, if a student thinks that he possesses an assortment of all the above merits then yes, this is the perfect career.


The remuneration of sportsperson totally depends upon the chosen sporting activity. In the field of sports, what matters is not merely the number of years of experience in the field, but also the capability of the sportsperson to deliver excellent performance consistently. However for extraordinary players in any sports or athletics get rewards even from the non sporting activities like endorsements etc even in some cases these non sporting inflow of money can well exceed the actual sports earning but all these remain till the person is performing in his filed.


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