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Presentation1 assessing career options

  1. 1. Assessing Career Options in the Fields of Health, Physical Education and Recreation By Langley C. Lewis, M.Ed.
  2. 2. Health, Physical Education and Recreation cluster disciplines <ul><li>Athletic Training </li></ul><ul><li>Coaching </li></ul><ul><li>Physical Education </li></ul><ul><li>Health Education/Promotion </li></ul><ul><li>Exercise Science </li></ul><ul><li>Sports Management </li></ul><ul><li>Dance </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation/Leisure </li></ul>
  3. 3. Entry level requirements for the career cluster disciplines <ul><li>Enjoy watching and participating in sports, recreational and fitness activities </li></ul><ul><li>Have an interest in health and in helping people improve their health </li></ul><ul><li>Have good personal health, fitness and energy levels </li></ul><ul><li>Acquire appropriate training and education </li></ul><ul><li>Be willing to keep learning and updating your skills and knowledge </li></ul>
  4. 4. Opportunities using locally available training <ul><li>Youth sports coach or referee </li></ul><ul><li>Lifeguard </li></ul><ul><li>Swimming instructor </li></ul><ul><li>Camp counselor </li></ul><ul><li>Playground monitor </li></ul><ul><li>Recreation class teacher (for example: Zumba, Pilates, aerobics, dance, spinning, martial arts, and yoga) </li></ul>
  5. 5. College level education in the career cluster <ul><li>required general education courses specified by the college </li></ul><ul><li>2 semesters of Human Anatomy and Physiology </li></ul><ul><li>content and methods courses for the discipline selected </li></ul><ul><li>supporting courses in related disciplines (for example: business and accounting for Sports Management, statistics for Exercise Science and travel and tourism for Recreation/Leisure) </li></ul><ul><li>electives to fill out the remaining hours </li></ul><ul><li>needed for graduation </li></ul>
  6. 6. A bit of advice <ul><li>Investigate potential college programs carefully as there are many and they vary </li></ul><ul><li>Become familiar with the requirements and figure out what you must do to meet them </li></ul><ul><li>Try out a few classes to see if you like the field and can envision yourself in it </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to practitioners in your field of interest </li></ul>
  7. 7. Five Question Categories to Think About <ul><li>Category 1: Where do you want to work? </li></ul><ul><li>Category 2: With whom do you wish to work? </li></ul><ul><li>Category 3: How physically active in your work life do you want to be? </li></ul><ul><li>Category 4: What kind of work schedule do you want to have? </li></ul><ul><li>Category 5: What specialty best fits your interests and strengths? </li></ul>
  8. 8. Category 1 Questions <ul><li>Where do you want to work? </li></ul><ul><li>At a school </li></ul><ul><li>In the community </li></ul><ul><li>In research </li></ul><ul><li>What physical conditions suit you best? </li></ul><ul><li>Indoors </li></ul><ul><li>Outdoors </li></ul><ul><li>In town or local area </li></ul><ul><li>In the wilderness </li></ul>
  9. 9. Category 2 Questions: <ul><li>With whom do you want to work? </li></ul><ul><li>children </li></ul><ul><li>youth </li></ul><ul><li>adults </li></ul><ul><li>senior adults </li></ul><ul><li>How do you wish to work with them? </li></ul><ul><li>in small groups </li></ul><ul><li>In large groups </li></ul><ul><li>work with the same groups over time </li></ul><ul><li>work with different groups over time </li></ul>
  10. 10. Category 3 Questions: <ul><li>How physically active in your work life do you want to be? </li></ul><ul><li>very active </li></ul><ul><li>average-a mix of active and sedentary </li></ul><ul><li>not very active </li></ul>
  11. 11. Category 4 Questions: <ul><li>What kind of work schedule do you want? </li></ul><ul><li>daytime or school day hours </li></ul><ul><li>evenings and/or weekends </li></ul><ul><li>some travel involved </li></ul><ul><li>full time in the cluster career </li></ul><ul><li>part time in addition to another career </li></ul>
  12. 12. Category 5 Questions: <ul><li>What specialty best fits your interests and strengths? </li></ul><ul><li>Athletic Training </li></ul><ul><li>can cope with injuries and suffering </li></ul><ul><li>has physical strength and stamina </li></ul><ul><li>has problem solving skills </li></ul><ul><li>has caregiver qualities </li></ul><ul><li>has motivational skills </li></ul>
  13. 13. Category 5 Questions: part 2 <ul><li>Coaching: </li></ul><ul><li>has in depth knowledge and experience with the sports you plan to coach </li></ul><ul><li>has good communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>has good people skills </li></ul><ul><li>has patience </li></ul>
  14. 14. Category 5 Questions: part 3 <ul><li>Physical Education: </li></ul><ul><li>has knowledge of many different sports and fitness activities </li></ul><ul><li>enjoys teaching others </li></ul><ul><li>has patience </li></ul><ul><li>has people skills </li></ul><ul><li>has motivational skills </li></ul><ul><li>has a high level of energy </li></ul>
  15. 15. Category 5 Questions: part 4 <ul><li>Health Education/Promotion: </li></ul><ul><li>has scientific interests and skills </li></ul><ul><li>enjoys teaching and community work </li></ul><ul><li>has good communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>has a strong interest in and commitment to health </li></ul>
  16. 16. Category 5 Questions: part 5 <ul><li>Exercise Science: </li></ul><ul><li>has scientific and research skills and interests </li></ul><ul><li>can communicate well in speaking and writing </li></ul><ul><li>has perseverance </li></ul><ul><li>has a strong desire to apply research to the cluster fields </li></ul>
  17. 17. Category 5 Questions: part 6 <ul><li>Sports Management: </li></ul><ul><li>has an interest and aptitude in business </li></ul><ul><li>has knowledge of the sports, facilities and athletes to be managed </li></ul><ul><li>has people skills </li></ul><ul><li>has motivational skills </li></ul>
  18. 18. Category 5 Questions: part 7 <ul><li>Dance: </li></ul><ul><li>has a high degree of personal skill in and knowledge of your form of dance </li></ul><ul><li>has an ability to learn and adapt quickly </li></ul><ul><li>has good communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>has an ability to stay focused during rehearsals and performances </li></ul>
  19. 19. Category 5 Questions: part 8 <ul><li>Recreation and Leisure: </li></ul><ul><li>has knowledge of many different recreational skills </li></ul><ul><li>has good people skills </li></ul><ul><li>has good communication skills </li></ul><ul><li>enjoys teaching and leading in informal settings </li></ul><ul><li>has patience </li></ul>
  20. 20. In conclusion: <ul><li>Do some research on cluster fields that seem to fit you best. </li></ul><ul><li>Investigate training and educational options. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to and observe practitioners in the field. </li></ul><ul><li>Try out some of the activities as a participant. </li></ul><ul><li>If you want to pursue them further, try learning to coach or teach them. </li></ul><ul><li>Keep yourself fit and enjoy the exploration process. </li></ul>
  21. 21. Works cited: <ul><li>Allen, B., Blann, W., Caravella, T., Everitt, A., Politano, V., Spacht, R., & Sweeney, M. </li></ul><ul><li>(2012). Professional Fields of Study in Sport and Movement Studies. Retrieved from </li></ul><ul><li>Clipart of soccer ball courtesy of Flomar,(2007, December 8). Retrieved from Creative Commons Open Clip Art Library (now in public domain). </li></ul>