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 PE 6: Health and Physical Education


S. No Topic Domain Hours
Unit – I
  • Health
    • Health: Concept, definition, dimensions and determinants
    • Health needs of children and adolescents including differently abled students
    • Factors influencing health
    • Communicable Diseases: Mode of transmission, Methods of prevention and control
    • Nutrition: Elements of Balanced Diet, Food Habits, Functions of Food and Malnutrition
  • Health Education
    • Concept, Aims and Objectives of Health Education
    • Role of the Teacher in School Health Programs
  • Physical Education
    • Concept, Misconception, Aims and Objectives
    • Need, Scope and Importance of Physical Education Programs at different school levels
    • Concept of Integrated Personality and its realization through Physical Education Program
Must Know




Desirable to Know



Unit – II
  • Physical fitness: Meaning, Importance, Motor Component of Physical Fitness (Strength, Flexibility, Endurance, Speed, Agility and Neuro-muscular Coordination)
  • Posture: Meaning, Importance of Good posture, Causes of Poor Posture, Common Postural Deformities, preventive measures and remedial Exercises
  • Yoga: Modern Concept, Need, Importance and Principles.
  • Recreation: Concept, Importance of recreation programme in school curriculum
  • First Aid: Concept and importance of First Aid and First Aid Kit
  • Contemporary Health problems: Drug Abuse, Alcoholism, Smoking-tobacco, Obesity, Stress
Must Know

Desirable to Know

Nice to Know



Tasks & Assignments: Any Two Activities

  • Any two postural deformities and their management
  • Activities for development of physical fitness, i.e. strength, speed, endurance and flexibility
  • Learning Self-Defense Activities and preparing report.
  • Write a project report on BMI of students.
  • Practical knowledge of first aid (snake bites, dog bites, sprain, abrasion, fractures, dislocation)

 Suggested Readings:

  • Besant, A. (2005). An Introduction to Yoga, New Delhi: Cosmo.
  • Bucher, C.A. (1964). Foundation of Physical Education, New York: Mosby & Company.
  • Kilander, H.F. (1971). School Health Education, New York: MacMillan Company.
  • Mangal, S.K., Mangal, U. and Mana, S. K. (2009). Yoga Education, N. Delhi: Arya.
  • Manjul, J. U.S. (1965). School Swasthya Shiksha, Agra University: University Publisher.
  • Yadav, Y.P. and Yadav, R. (2003). Art of Yoga, New Delhi: Friends.
  • Kamlesh, M.L. & Sangral, M.S. (1986). Methods in Physical Education, Ludhiana: Prakash Brothers.
  • Kaur, Manjeet. (2003). Health and Physical Education, Ludhiana: Tandon Publications.
  • Singh, Ajmer. (2003). Essentials of Physical Education. Ludhiana: Kalyani Publishers.
  • Nash T.N. (2006). Health and Physical Education. Hydereabad: Nilkamal Publishers.
  • Prasad, Y. V. (2006). Method of Teaching Physical Education. New Delhi: Discovery publishing house.
  • Mangal, S. K. (2005). Health and Physical Education. Ludhiana: Tandon Publication book market.
  • Hedge, (1997). How to Maintain Good Health. New Delhi: UBPSD Publishers.
  • Reema, K. (1996). Physical Fitness. New Delhi: Khel
  •  Sahitya Sports Publication.