Fitness- and Health-Related Careers in Physical Education and Sports Essay

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Name: Irish Celina M. de Lara & Mark Sarmiento Course, Year & Section: BEEd (Gen) 1A Topic: Fitness- and Health-Related Careers in Physical Education and Sports Professor: Prof. Herminio M. Suarez, Ed. D. I. INTRODUCTION “Health is Wealth” All of us desire to have a healthy body to be physically fit for our daily lives. From schooling to working period fitness is important. At this present time careers related to fitness and health is very much in demand because to have a physically fit and healthy body we need to consult specialist that work to help us to be a healthy person and to improve the level of our fitness. II. BODY Fitness and Exercise Related Careers PREVENTIVE EXERCISE PROGRAM -Specialists work with healthy adults to increase their level of fitness and realize concomitant gains in health -Found in: corporate fitness centers, commercial fitness centers, community agencies REHABILATIVE EXERCISE PROGRAM -Specialists 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. -Found in: hospitals, medical clinics or community agencies, affiliated with corporate fitness centers COMPREHENSSIVE FITNESS AND WELLNESS PROGRAM COMPONENTS -Fitness development and maintenance -Educational efforts -Health promotion -Lifestyle modification -Recreational sport opportunities PROGRAM ASPECTS (by Institute of Aerobics Research) -Medical screening -Fitness and lifestyle assessment -Goal setting -Supervised group programs -Educational classes -Motivation and reinforcement EXERCISE PROGRAM SPECIALIST RESPONSIBILITIES -Direct program -Train and supervise staff -Budget responsibilities -Facility management -Marketing -Evaluation -Individual exercise prescriptions -Evaluate and counsel on lifestyle -Data collection and

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