Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will offer a Fitness and Gym Operation vocational course in sports for class 11 and 12 students from the academic year 2012-13. Initially, the course will be offered in 50 schools across the country on a pilot basis.
The course will be offered with five theory units of 60 marks, while the practical part will have 3 units with 40 marks. 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.