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Careers in Sport, Fitness, and Exercise

Careers in Sport, Fitness, and Exercise


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    Careers in Sport, Fitness, and Exercise is your guide to landing your dream job in one of today’s most exciting, popular, and fastest-growing industries!

    Produced by the American Kinesiology Association, this hands-on guide includes detailed job descriptions, information on working conditions, salary ranges, responsibilities, key skills, and required certifications for 36 careers in sport and fitness:

    • Aquatic therapist
    • Athletic trainer (college or university sport team)
    • Athletic trainer (high school sport team)
    • Athletic trainer (as physician extender)
    • Athletic trainer (clinical)
    • Personal trainer
    • Group exercise instructor
    • Strength and conditioning coach
    • Fitness center owner or manager
    • Fitness leader in gerontology settings
    • Health promotion specialist
    • Fitness specialist
    • Physical education teacher
    • Sport instructor
    • Coach
    • Sport official
    • Sport psychologist
    • Sport administrator
    • Sport marketer
    • Media and public relations specialist
    • Professional scout
    • Sport event manager
    • Sport journalist
    • Sport facility operations manager
    • Clinical exercise physiologist
    • Certified clinical exercise specialist
    • Sport dietitian
    • Sports medicine clinic director
    • Physical therapist
    • Occupational therapist
    • Medical and osteopathic physicians
    • Chiropractor
    • Physician assistant
    • Kinesiology professor
    • Kinesiology researcher
    • Kinesiology department administrator

    If you are ready to pursue a job in the sport, fitness, or exercise industry, Careers in Sport, Fitness, and Exercise is one resource you can’t be without.

    Table of Contents

    Chapter 1: Examining the Big Picture
    Chapter 2: Making Intelligent Career Choices in Kinesiology
    Chapter 3: Careers in Fitness Instruction, Personal Training, and Fitness Management
    Chapter 4: Careers in Physical Education, Sport Instruction, Coaching, Sports Officiating, and Sport Psychology
    Chapter 5: Careers in Sport Marketing and Management
    Chapter 6: Careers in Sports Medicine
    Chapter 7: Kinesiology as Pre-professional Training for Allied Health Sciences
    Chapter 8: Careers in Higher Education