Teach courses pertaining to recreation, leisure, and fitness studies, including exercise physiology and facilities management.
Sample Job Titles
Athletic Training Education Program Director
Body Recall Instructor
Clinical Education for Athletic Training Coordinator
Exercise Physiology Professor
Faculty Member, College or University
Fitness and Wellness Instructor
Fitness Management Director
Health and Human Performance Professor
Health and Physical Education Professor (HPE Professor)
Health and Wellness Instructor
Health, Physical Education and Recreation Department Head
Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Professor (HPER Professor)
Human Performance Professor
Instructor, Physical Education
Outdoor Studies Director
Outdoor Studies Professor
Physical Education Department Chair (PE Department Chair)
Physical Education Professor (PE Professor)
Physical Education Teacher (PE Teacher)
Physical Fitness Teacher
Recreational Programs Director
Sport and Recreation Management Professor
Sports Leadership Instructor
Sports Management Professor
Sports, Nutrition and Fitness Management Director
Teacher, Fitness Studies
Teacher, Physical Education
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- Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
- Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
- Sales and Marketing — Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
- Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
- Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
- Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
- Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
- Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
- Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
- Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
- Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
- Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
- Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
- Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
- Supplemental — Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
- Core — Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
- Supplemental — Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
- Core — Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
- Core — Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
- Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
- Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
- Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
- Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
- Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
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