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

  • P.E.S College Address: Nagsenvana, Aurangabad,Maharashtra 431002 Phone: 02402400031,02402403011 Website:
  • 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

  • Athletic Federation of India Address: WZ-72, Todapur, Main Road, Dev Prakash Shastri Marg, New Delhi-110012 Website:
  • Hockey India Address: B1 / E3, Ground Floor, Mohan Co-operative Industrial Estate, Mathura Road, New Delhi 110044 Phone: 91 11 46064141 Website:

Successful Persons

Bill Yoast

Bill Yoast is an American athlete. Currently he is working as an American high school football coach. He has also published a book about his experiences in coaching whose title is Remember this Titan.

Herman Boone

Herman Boone, who is known for his coaching in T.C. Williams High School team in Alexandria. He is a former American high school football coach.

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