Teach courses pertaining to recreation, leisure, and fitness studies, including exercise physiology and facilities management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
- Adjunct Faculty
- Adjunct Instructor
- Adjunct Physical Education Instructor
- Adjunct Professor
- Adjunct Professor of Fitness and Wellness
- Aquatic Director
- Assistant Professor
- Assistant Professor of Health and Human Performance
- Assistant Professor of Health and Physical Education
- Assistant Professor of Physical Education
- Prepare course materials such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
- Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
- Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
- Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
- Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
- Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
- Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
- Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as anatomy, therapeutic recreation, and conditioning theory.
- Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
- Select and obtain materials and supplies such as textbooks.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: S.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Social interests.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Achievement and Independence in their jobs.
- Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Psychology - Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Therapy and Counseling - Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
- Learning Strategies - Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
- Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
- Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
- Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Most of these occupations require graduate school. For example, they may require a master's degree, and some require a Ph.D., M.D., or J.D. (law degree).
In 2012, the average annual wage in California was $93,500.00 with most people making between $44,460.00 and $152,220.00
During 2010, this occupation employed approximately 3,000 people in California. It is projected that there will be 3,300 employed in 2020.
This occupation will have about 30 openings due to growth and about 50 replacement openings for approximately 80 total annual openings.
Industry breakdown is not available for this occupation
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collegeCalifornia State University-Los Angeles
majorSport and Fitness Administration/Management
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collegeSan Diego State University
majorHealth and Physical Education/Fitness, General
majorPhysical Education Teaching and Coaching
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