Being fit mentally and physically go hand in hand so is academics and sports. There was a time when career in Medical, Teaching, Banking, Engineering was only given importance and Sports were traditionally considered a hobby especially in India, but with time it is being taken seriously as a career option. Now every parent wants their child to be good at not only in academics but also in extra-curricular activities.
India, which was known as the cricket nation has now been changed to a sports nation, with the help of various sports personalities who achieved great success in the various National and International sports events. Wrestling, Shooting, Swimming, Archery, Badminton, Tennis, etc have also found a good bunch of people who seek career in these sports activities.
Be it Olympics, Commonwealth, F1 racing, etc. everywhere Indian sportspersons have proved themselves, which has changed the mindset of the other people regarding the scope of Sports.
Schools and colleges play a major part in educating people about the importance of sports which helped the students in trending a career in Sports. To promote Sports/Physical Education at school level Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has introduced a vocational course in sports on fitness and gym operation from the academic session 2012-13.
Career in sports is gaining popularity not only because of games but also because of the other options such as sports management, medicine, teaching, sports management, sports nutrition, physiotherapy, fitness experts, etc.
Various undergraduate programs to PhD level courses related to sports are now being offered by many reputed colleges and universities. Provision of Sports Quota for further admission and Government Sector jobs has also created interest among the sports frenzy people.
Not only boys but the girls too are touching sky and making their dreams come true with the sparkling career in the sports. According to the tennis star Sania Mirza “People want to stick to the conventional career options when it comes to girl. I feel that people should accept sports as a potential career option and motivate their children towards sports at a young age, Even if it is something out of the ordinary, parents should support their children instead of enforcing their own choices on them,”
Career in Sports not only make you lean but also helps to stay in touch with your favourite activity.
“Even if it is something out of the ordinary parents should support their children instead of enforcing their own choices on them,” she said. “People want to stick to the conventional career options when it comes to girl. I feel that people should accept sports as a potential career option and motivate their children towards sports at a young age,” the tennis star added.
Institutes for education in sports/physical education
Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education & Sports Sciences (IGIPESS)
Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports
Laxmibai National University of Physical Education
YMCA College of Physical Education