nutrition, fitness & well being

The career fields of Nutrition, Fitness and Well Being deals with the challenges of integrating health and wellness dimensions with physical activity and a healthy lifestyle. Physical educators, fitness trainers, nutritionists and dieticians help individuals and groups use an optimum combination of physical exercise and balanced diet to find their peak performance and live fit and healthy lives.

Various disciplines in Nutrition, Fitness & Well Being

Physical Education

Physical Educators teach physical activities and sports to children and adult individuals to promote health and well being.

Nutrition and Dietetics

Nutritionists provide advice to clients about diet and nutrition and the relationship between good eating habits and the prevention or management of diseases.

Fitness

Fitness trainers work in strength training and exercise activities to motivate and train clients towards achieving their physical fitness goals.

Main Admission/Entrance exams

Name of Exam Institutions Medium Application Period Exam Dates Website
LNIPE admission test for BPEd LNIPE Gwalior and Guwahati
  • Preliminary test - Physical fitness
  • Final- Written test- English
May- June
  • 2nd week of June
  • Last week of June
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Calicut University Entrance Exam for BPEd
  • Centre For Physical Education, University of Calicut.
  • Government College of Physical Education, East Hill, Calicut.>
  • Christ College of Physical Education, Irinjalakuda.
English March- April 2nd week of May http://www.cuonline.ac.in/
IGIPESS (DU) Admission Test Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Science Written test--English May June 2nd week http://igipess1.du.ac.in:8080/web/admin_notification.jsp

What would help you build a good profile for admission at the UG level?

Stream to Choose at +2 level:

You can choose any stream at +2 level for admission to Physical education or Fitness training. However you may have a better orientation towards human physiology and wellness if you have taken up Biology as one of the subjects. For eligibility to take up a bachelor’s course in nutrition and dietetics you are required to take Science stream with Biology at +2 level.

Subjects to focus:

Admission to some courses are through admission tests, physical fitness tests and sports ability tests, while for others the performance in +2 examination is the basis for admission. Hence you must focus on obtaining a good aggregate score in the +2 examinations. For taking up a course in nutrition it would be advisable to give increased importance to learning Biology.

Some skills to acquire:

For undertaking a course in Physical Education you should be physically fit and also have proficiency in sports and games. You should have good interpersonal skills to be able to work in a team. Perseverance to carry through under tough conditions is also essential. Good communication skills would also be an asset when taking up courses in nutrition and fitness.

Minimum marks:

Minimum aggregate percentage of 50% in +2 marks is required for admission to most institutions.

Scholarships

Name Eligibility Website
Central Sector Scheme Scholarship for College and University Students Available to students who are above 80th percentile of successful candidates in the relevant stream from the respective Board of Examination in Class XII of 10+2 pattern or equivalent and pursuing regular courses in recognised colleges/Universities and whose parents’ annual income does not exceed Rs 8 lakhs https://scholarships.gov.in/
LNIPE scholarships for Physical education
  1. Prof. R.P. Sharma Scholarship for the best footballers
  2. Tuition freeship for girls
  3. Sports Scholarship
  4. MPhil fellowship
  5. Merit Scholarship
  • One male and one female student will be awarded this scholarship amounting to Rupees one thousand (Rs. 1000/-) each year from the interest of the fixed deposit made by the family members of (Late) Prof. R.P. Sharma.
  • All female students of BPed Integrated and MPed are exempted from tuition fees of Rs 4000/- per student for one year.
  • Awarded to those students who win medals in the All India Inter-Varsity tournaments in a particular academic year. The amount of scholarships is Rs. 15000/- during the year of achievement anall be subject to satisfactory conducd sht in the University. The University, also award cash prizes of Rs. 1000, Rs. 800 and Rs. 500 to the students securing First, second and third positions respectively in All India Inter-varsity tournaments.
  • Rs. 1000/- per month will be awarded to the top five M.Phil. scholars based upon their performance in the entrance test for admission in M.Phil. course who do not receive any kind of financial help from any other source (including salary).
  • This is awarded to all top 10% students of every class of B.P.Ed. Integrated and M.P.Ed. courses @ 4,000/- per students for one year.
https://www.collegedekho.com/colleges/scholarship-lnipe http://www.lnipe.edu.in/wordpress/
Scholarships by LNCPE - Trivandrum
  1. Academic Merit Scholarships
  2. Sports Merit Scholarships
  • A maximum of FIVE Academic Merit Scholarships in each of the MPE-I and II classes will be awarded to meritorious students who secure 70% and above aggregate marks in the Annual University Examination. The value of Academic Merit Scholarship for BPE will be Rs. 2,000/- per year and that for MPE Rs. 2,500/-.
  • Sports Merit Scholarships upto 10% of the total sanctioned strength of BPE-I, II and III and MPE-I and II classes will be awarded to the medal winners at the All India Inter-University and National level competitions held in individual events and team sports during the academic year ending March. The value of Sports Merit Scholarship will be Rs. 4,000/-, Rs.3,500/- and Rs.3,000/- per year for gold, silver and bronze medal winners respectively.
https://www.lncpe.gov.in/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=18&Itemid=33

How is the future for the field of Nutrition, Fitness & Well being

Over the last decade there has been an overwhelming consumer trend towards wellness and health consciousness due to an increase in occurrence of lifestyle related diseases, such as diabetes, hypertension and heart disease. The importance of the role of food and nutrition in promoting health and wellness has increased, particularly as a part of preventive healthcare. According to The United States Department of Labor's Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of dietitians and nutritionists is projected to grow 15 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Personal fitness training is also a growing industry and jobs in personal training and fitness instruction shows an increase of about 24% between 2010 and 2020 according to BLS, a study by the National Federation of Professional Trainers, USA concludes that salary averages continue to improve in both public and private sectors. With the emergence of corporate wellness programs and setting up of personal training studios, the business of personal training is becoming a much more specialised and trusted profession.

Moreover, according to the Future of Jobs report of the WEF, teaching jobs including that of Physical Education teachers are likely to remain stable over the coming years and with physical fitness being of paramount importance for overall development of students, PE instructors and trainers will continue to be in high demand.

Other Career areas a Nutrition, Fitness & Well being graduate can enter

Food and Agriculture

The field of Food sciences is closely related to the field of Nutrition and fitness. Hence careers in these two fields have considerable overlap.

Social Services

Nutritionists and Dieticians can also take up careers in Social service in the field of health-care and illness.

Education & Training

Graduates and post graduates in Physical Education work as Physical Education instructors in institutions. Also, qualified persons with postgraduate and doctoral degrees in different fields of Nutrition and Fitness can take up roles of teaching faculty in the respective institutions.

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