May 9, 2012, 12:00 am
Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has decided to offer a two new courses for class XI and Class XII from next year.
Fitness and Gym Operation course will be offered in 50 schools across the country on a pilot basis. The course will have five units in the theory part which carry 60 marks, while the practical part will carry 40 marks, having three units. The students in the class 11 course will get to learn about various aspects of health, fitness, physiology of exercise and training, structure of a health-related fitness programme, and diet and nutrition.
The practical section will include training in a gym, procurement, placement and handling of gym equipment, CPR and cryotherapy, body composition analysis, fitness testing and different exercises such as cardio training and weight training.
Students opting for the subject will have to undergo 15 days of in-house internship in the institution or gym designated by the board. Training for class 11 students will be held during the summer break before the new session begins and the cost of the internship will have to be paid either by the school or the students themselves.
The main problem in introducing the course is that most school dosen’t have an indoor gym.