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Monday, May 7, 2012

CBSE will offer fitness courses this session

A new course in Fitness and Gym Operation will make part of CBSE curriculum from coming academic session 2012-13. The course will serve the purpose to pursue a career in sports and related areas. To begin the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) will introduce this program in 50 schools for class XI onwards. The theory portion will cover 60 marks and practical portion 40 marks.

The Class XI Fitness and Gym Operation course will teach different aspects of health, fitness, physiology of exercise and training, structure of a health-related fitness programme, and diet and nutrition. Under the program student will be required to complete 15 days of in-house internship in the institution/gym designated by the Board.Training. The internship session for Class XI students will be held during the summer break before the new session starts. The cost of the internship training will be responsibility of the school or the students. The practical component in Class XI includes training in a gym, procurement, placement and handling of gym equipment, body composition analysis, CPR and cryotherapy, fitness testing, and different exercises such as weight training and cardio training.

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