How To Make A Career Change As A Fitness Coach In India

Posted: December 16, 2021

What if you are someone settled in your career, say IT or banking, you decide to work on your health, fall in love with fitness and decide to plunge headlong in this fast-moving, fascinating direction? In this video, Medha meets Soundarya Srinivasan, Fitness Coach from The Quad, Chennai to talk about how she found her calling in the fitness industry, how she made a career change from being a filmmaker to a fitness coach.


Medha also explains in detail how to start your career as a fitness trainer, what are the opportunities available in India. What are the certifications that are available and how much would it cost. Everything you need to know about the Fitness industry are explained in detail.

Resources mentioned in the video:

— YMCA College of Physical Education in Tamil Nadu offers a 3 year’s degree course, Bachelor’s degree in Physical Education and Sports Science, that you can sign up for right after you finish your schooling. The college offers a 2 year Diploma in Physical Education, as well as further degree options post your bachelor’s such as Bachelor of Mobility Science, Bachelor of Physical Education, Master’s in Physical Education, M.Sc in Fitness, Exercise Rehabilitation and Nutritional Care, M.Phil and even a Ph.D in Physical Education!

— Other colleges such as Lakshmibai National College of Physical Education, Thiruvananthapuram, Indira Gandhi Institute of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, New Delhi, Amity School of Physical Education and Sports Sciences, Noida, BPCA’s College of Physical Education, Mumbai, Lakshmibai National Institute of Physical Education, Gwalior, all offer bachelor’s and master’s degrees in physical education. The main features of all these courses are the hands-on nature of instruction and the compulsive practical sessions.

What are the costs involved?

Compared to the tech colleges, the fee structure in these colleges is much more purse-friendly. For the starter level Bachelor’s in Physical Education and Sports Science at Chennai’s YMCA, the tuition fee is Rs 21,460 for the first year. Other colleges too, seem to follow the same fee scale of approximately Rs 20,000 to Rs 25,000 per year.

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