Physical education teacher

Physical education teachers are the ones who guide and educate the children and adolescents about the ways to attain a healthy lifestyle. A physical education teacher should be able to communicate and explain the health concepts effectively. 

Career Options

  • - - Fitness trainers - Recreation workers - Physical education instructors - Physical therapists - Sports medicine - Human kinetics - Sports nutritionists - Sport psychologists

Educational Qualifications

  • Minimum education required is 10+2

Personal Skills

  • - Physically fit and active - Knowledge of sports and basic health and nutrition for all developmental levels - A strong background in sports - Good communication skills - Should be able to handle students of various age groups

Courses to be pursued

  • - Bachelor’s degree in health education
  • physical education
  • or athletic training - Bachelor of science in health sciences - Bachelor of science in health and wellness - Theories in Physical Education
  • Theories in Sports Pedagogy
  • Team and Individual Sports - Basic Methods of Teaching
  • and Human Development 

Top Colleges

  • Ishwar Deshmukh College of Physical Education Address: Hanuman Nagar Road, Krida Chowk, Near Ayurvedic College, Near Hanuman Nagar Post Office, Nagpur, Maharashtra 440009 Phone: 0712 2744821 Website:

Working Conditions

- Physical education teacher should lead multiple classes and activities across the school day. - They must work indoors and outdoors, teaching students how to play various sports and how to exercise. - They have to organize activities such as the preparation and maintenance of gym equipment. - Many teachers also take part in coaching activities including school sports teams and may be faculty advisors for student clubs.

Top Companies

  • Hockey India Address: B1 / E3, Ground Floor, Mohan Co-operative Industrial Estate, Mathura Road, New Delhi 110044 Phone: 91 11 46064141 Website:

Successful Persons

Raksha Changappa

Raksha Changappa is an Indian dietician-cum-nutritionist based in Bangalore. She is a published nutrition author, a nutrition panellist and a dietician honoured with multiple awards and accolades in the country.

Ishi Khosla

Ishi Khosla is the founder of Whole Foods, a one-stop shop for nutrition needs. She hails from Delhi and suffered from obesity at a very young age. She then started applying self-devised weight loss methods on herself and slimmed down.

Shikha Sharma

This Delhi based nutritionist has an MBBS degree and was initially an allopathic doctor but her increased interest in health and lifestyle soon drew her towards nutrition and preventive medicine.