Course Title: 
Health and Physical Education
Course Code: 
Integrated Degree
School of Arts and Sciences

'Health and Physical Education' is an elective course offered in B. Sc. - B. Ed. in Physics, Mathematics, Computer Science program at the School of Arts and Sciences, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Mysuru campus.

On completion of the course, the student teacher will;

  • Understand the concept of holistic health, its various dimensions and determinants and the importance of sports and yoga for development of holistic health.
  • Develop positive attitude towards health as individual and be collectively responsible to achieve it.
  • Know the health status, identify health problems and be informed for taking remedial measures.
  • Become aware about rules of safety in hazardous situation (illness, accident and injury) and equip them with first aid measures about common sickness and injuries.
  • Develop right habits about exercise, games and sports, sleep, rest and relaxation.
  • Become sensitized, motivated and acquire with the skills for physical fitness, learn correct postural habits and activities for its development. 
  • Practice of yogasanas and meditation through which learns the skills/art of self-control, concentration, peace and relaxation to avoid ill effects of stress, strain and fatigue of routine life.
  • Understands and develops skills to deal with psycho-social issues including those, related to process of growing up during adolescence, hiv/aids and substance abuse.
  • Understands various policies and programs related to health, physical education, yoga and help them to understand the process of assessment of health and physical fitness.

Unit I: Health Education programme

  1. Health- concept , importance, dimensions and determinants of health; physical and mental health.
  2. Health needs - importance of keeping good health children and adolescents, including differently-abled children.
  3. Understanding of the body system–central nervous system, skeleton, muscular, respiratory, circulatory and digestive –coordination and cooperation.

Unit II: Food and Nutrition

  1. Food habits-their functions of nutrition.
  2. Diversity and verity foods, preservation of food value during cooking, indigenous and modern ways to persevere food.
  3. Change in food habit of globalization-changing life style.
  4. Awareness of food hygiene preservation and consumption.
  5. Choice and consumption of healthy diet- need and importance. Causes of food decay micro-organization.

Unit III: Physical Education

  1. Physical activity - sports and Games - athletics (general physical fitness exercises), games (lead-up games, relays and major games), rhythmic activities, gymnastics and their impact on health. 
  2. Yogic practices — importance of yoga, yogasanas, kriyas and pranayama and meditation, Sthitaprajna. 
  3. Physical fitness, strength, endurance and flexibility, its components, sports skills, indigenous and self-defense activities-relationship between physical fitness and good food.

Unit IV: Health Issues

  1. Health problems and communicable diseases- causes, prevention and cure. 
  2. Role of first aid- safety and security.

Unit V: Role of Institutions and Health Services

  1. Role of institutions- school and family.-voluntary organization impact on body and mind (16/02/2016). 
  2. Health services, Health insurance policies and major health and physical education-related programmes.
  3. Blood banks, role of media.
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  7. Vijendrakumar, (2000) Modern Methods of Teaching Physical Education, New Delhi: Saruand sons.
  1. Giving first aid.
  2. Organizing Intramural activities.
  3. Marking Playground.
  4. Flag hoisting and de-hoisting.
  5. Making physical aids for propagating health education.
  6. Components of balanced diet. Components of food.
  7. Pollution.
  8. Advantages of yoga.
    • Postural Deformities.
    • Effectiveness of exercises.
    • Safety measures in home, school and playground.
    • Drawing fixtures.