Your Questions About Health And Fitness Careers

Ruth asks…

What are some good majors for these interest?

I was yearbook editor and I loved it. I would like to do something along those lines. But I also love to plan things such as an event planner. I have an interest in fitness and health. I know I will at least get a minor in English. But what would be some good majors. for Event planning or and editor of some type.

dknol answers:

Oh, that is actually a good combonation!
You could become an editor/writer for a health/diet/fitness newsletter, such as in a hospital or healthy living center/gym. Basically, the publications part of it. They might also deal with things like scheduling things like healthy cooking meetings and exercise events for the community ^-^ I'm sure you could find such a niche if you get into the dietetics (Nutrition) field

You could major in Nutrition and that would make you the most knowledgable about health/diet/fitness and the medical field, minor in English and that would give you writing skills.
Also, the Nutrition major would allow you to go on to become a certified Dietician later on if you decide, and will be a solid career you can always fall back on, since hospitals and medical workers are needed everywhere.

Hope that helps! :D

George asks…

What careers are similar to Physical Therapy?

I thought about becoming a physical therapist, but I don't want to be in school for 6 years. What other jobs in the health field would be similar or interesting?

dknol answers:

Hi Madison! There are lots of great career options in the health care field! According to this site http://www.guidetohealthcareschools.com/degrees/allied-health/physical-therapy related careers to physical therapy are:

“Fitness trainers can often perform tasks similar to physical therapists, particularly because both are often asked to provide advice and counsel on nutrition, exercise, and lifestyles. Fitness trainers often work with those who are injured or recovering from injuries and surgeries, seeking to improve the function of their bodies. Unlike physical therapists, fitness and personal trainers do not have to complete extensive education, and can usually work with only certification.

A health educator is a person responsible for providing information and counsel on issues regarding nutrition, fitness, and disease control. Increasingly, public and private schools are hiring health educators who typically have a minimum of a bachelor's degree to help keep students informed on healthy living choices. However, health educators usually work as consultants for hospitals, clinics, or private agencies.

Nutritionists are essentially a specific type of health educator. They are responsible for providing guidance for people in regards to their food choices, which is a service that those recovering from injuries and surgeries are often in need of. Nutritionists may have an associate degree, but a bachelor's degree is typically preferred.”

You can find information about each of those careers and how to become each of those things on this page: http://www.guidetohealthcareschools.com/degrees Additional careers that are similar to physical therapy that you may enjoy are occupational therapist and occupational therapy assistant. Good luck with your choice! :)

Betty asks…

Did anyone Take classes from the Penn Foster Career School Online?

I want to enroll in the health, nutrition, and fitness program and I just wanted to know if this is a good program that will help me get the education I need to get a good stable career in helath and fitness. Any comments will be greatly appreciated.

dknol answers:

Penn Foster is a highly accredited university. The program that you wish to get into is really helpful when it comes to career stabilization. For complete information on this colelge & program along with career outcomes, simply visit http://www.onlineedublog.com/

hope it clears out everything :)

Lisa asks…

How do I start a career in fitness?

I am making a career change, from law to fitness. Fitness has been a lifelong passion of mine. As a kid, I skied (and taught skiing), danced (and taught dance), and ran. As an adult, I go to the gym 5 times a week; I do cardio, lift weights, go to classes, swim. I worked at a Y for a while, directing a youth fitness program (unfortunately the Y doesn't pay well enough). I have some Y certifications, and a BA that is totally unrelated to fitness (in economics), so I'm basically starting out from scratch. I don't know exactly what kind of career in fitness I might like to pursue… what are the options? I am looking for any and all starter tips. Classes, certifications, books, DVDs, websites/forums… anything to get my new career path started. Also, feel free to email me if you have lots of advice or if you think you can help/mentor. Thanks!

dknol answers:

I'm going with Can-Fit-Pro

go to:
www.canfitpro.com
there are tons of fitness and health related certification opportunities.

James asks…

What careers could combine my three passions?

I want to work in the community with families. I also want to teach health and sustainability… what types of career choices would combine these?

dknol answers:

You can work as fitness trainer, as well in hospitals as nutritionist, dietitians etc, also can work in community centers as health counselors.

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