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Increasing Professional Marketability
Build on skills and talents
Need for bilingual educators.
Adapted physical education
Become certified to teach more than one subject or even driver education.
Join professional organizations and network.
Demonstrate use of technology
Additional courses in health and related areas
¡ACSM, First Aid/CPR, NATA, NSCA
Build on one’s interests and strengths
¡Internships, fieldwork, and volunteering
¡Gain diverse experiences
Burnout prevention and redemtion
Provide meaningful in-service programs
¡Increased feedback about performance by administration
¡Participation in professional organizations
¡Revitalize oneself on time off with hobbies or non-work related activities
¡Maintain good health
Specialists work with healthy populations to increase their level of fitness.
: Corporate fitness centers, commercial fitness centers, and community agencies (YMCA/YWCA
Work with individuals who exhibit the effects of coronary heart disease focusing on attaining a functional state of living and an enhanced quality of life.
: Hospitals, medical clinics or community agencies affiliated with corporate fitness centers
Wellness Program Components
Fitness development and maintenance
Recreational sport opportunities
Fitness and lifestyle assessment
Supervised group programs
Motivation and reinforcement
Exercise Program Specialist Responsibilities
Train and supervise staff
Individual exercise prescriptions
Evaluate and counsel on lifestyle
Data collection and analysis
Worksite Health Programs
46% of all worksites offer programs
¡38% of small corporations
¡68% of large corporations
Potential to reach over 142 million adults
¡Convenient for employees
¡Offers peer and social support
Economic benefits to corporations
¡Reduced injury rates, lower workman’s compensation costs, and reduced health care costs
¡Enhancement of workplace morale, retaining employees
Work in private and public settings
¡Conducting fitness assessments.
¡Developing specific goals with clients.
¡Designing programs for goal attainment.
¡Coaching clients through workouts.
¡Monitoring progress of goals.
Growing use of the Internet, email, and phone to hire personal trainers and report results for convenience
Strength and Conditioning Professionals
Assess, motivate, educate, and train athletes for the primary goal of improving sport performance.” (NSCA)
Competencies necessary in the areas of
¡Scientific foundations of sport/exercise and nutrition
¡Exercise leadership and program design
¡Sport psychology to maximize performance
¡Risks of performance-enhancing substances
Clinical exercise physiologists work mainly in hospitals and clinics.
Work closely with physicians to meet the needs of diverse clients.
To plan rehabilitation programs, they must be familiar with
¡Medical aspects of clients disease or condition
¡Limitations faced by clients
¡Drugs commonly used to treat the disease/condition and their effects
¡Psychological aspects of exercise on the clients
Career Preparation for personal trainiers and sc
¡Undergraduate and graduate education in exercise science, fitness and cardiac rehabilitation, etc.
Various certifications offered by
Prevention of Injuries
¡Supervision of conditioning programs
¡Advising coaches and athletes
¡Assist with preseason physicals
¡Checking equipment and facilities for safety
¡Administers therapeutic treatments and monitors progress.
¡Motivate and encourage throughout recovery
¡Record-keeping of injury status and history of injury
Certification - NATA
Prerequisites may be required prior to admission for advanced study
Volunteer hours may be required for program admission
health care professional who under the direction of a physcian treats the effects of disease, injury, and congenital disorders, through the use of therapeutic exercise and education
prevention of deconditioning and debilitation and
development and maintenance of functional fitness in persons with chronic diseas or disability
acsm american college of sports medicine
ceritfied personal trainer
healt fintess instructor
registered clinical exerdcise physiologist
nata national athletic trainers association
provides information on natat, membersips,cerification, position papers, and listing of undergraduate and graduate schools offering a approved nata curriculum