Excellence in Action
During the 1960s worldwide, due to the fast development of various subject matter in Physical Education, Universities started Physical Education departments. Following the trend, for the first time in India, a PG Research Department in Physical Education was started in the year 1987 in Alagappa University.
With a grant-in-aid of Rs.50 lakh from the U.G.C, a Yoga Centre was started in the year 1993.
The first department in South India which started short term Re-orientation course in Physical Education to the Ex-serviceman as per the Human Resource Development Ministry guidelines.
In the year 2006-07, the U.G.C recognized the potential of the Department of Physical Education & Health Sciences and elevated it by sanctioning Special Assistant Programme DRS Level-1 with thrust area of Sports Physiotherapy and Yoga with a grant-in-aid of Rs.28 lakh
Department of Physical Education and Health Sciences (DPE&HS) envisions a society in which all individuals enjoy an optimal quality of life through appreciation of and participation in an active and creative, health-promoting lifestyle. DPE&HS is recognized as dynamic role model in the realization of this desired future. Staffs are fully committed to accepting responsibility for continued determination of this future.
Physical Education is based upon the acquisition of knowledge and skills that are the foundation for engaging in physical activity. However, the mere acquisition of knowledge and skills is not enough. The mission of Physical Education is to empower all individuals to sustain regular, lifelong physical activity as a foundation for a healthy, productive and fulfilling life.
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