Wellness focuses on preventing health problems rather than restoring health after illness. Wellness management majors study aspects of a healthy lifestyle as it contributes to health and wellness. They also learn sound management principles, cost containment strategies, and accountability in order to successfully manage wellness programs. Exercise management majors find employment in the private and public sectors as health and fitness advocates and educators, wellness instructors, wellness program directors and managers, and health and fitness salespeople. The study of wellness is also excellent preparation for graduate work in exercise physiology, athletic training, physical therapy, cardiac rehabilitation, and other health-related careers. The following occupations represent some career opportunities available to wellness management majors. Some will require additional education. For more information visit the Career Center in Lucina 220.
Activities Director Aerobics Instructor Athletic Trainer Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist College/University Professor Community Dietitian Community Health Center Director Consumer Health Advocate Corporate Fitness Instructor Corporate wellness manager Dental Hygienist Diet Center Manager Dietetic Technician Dietitian Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Exercise physiologist Fitness Program Coordinator Food and Drug Inspector Food Service Director Geriatric Care Manager Health Administrator Health Club Director/Manager Health Consultant Health Journalist Health Promotion and Wellness Coordinator Health Science Librarian Health Sociologist Home Health Aide Hospital Public Relations Director Massage Therapist Medical and Psychiatric Social Worker Medical Records Administrator Medical Researcher Medical Secretary Medical Technologist Nurse Nursing Home Activities Director Nutritionist Occupational Therapist Office Manager Patient Advocate Patient Care Technician Personal Trainer Pharmacy Technician Physical Education Teacher Physical Therapist Physician Assistant Public Health Statistician Recreational Therapist Safety Inspector School Health Educator Speech-Language Pathologist Sports and Fitness Nutritionist Substance Abuse Counselor Youth/Sport Camp Director
Resources available in the Career Center, Lucina 220:
Career Opportunities in Health Care (OCC HEAL 2)Career Opportunities in the Sports Industry (OCC 202)Careers for Sports Nuts & Other Athletic Types (OCC PT 64)Careers in Focus: Alternative Health Care (OCC HEAL 1.5)Careers in Focus: Geriatric Care (OCC HEAL 22)Exploring Health Care Careers (OCC HEAL 8)Great Jobs for Physical Education Majors (OCC EDU 8)Opportunities in Allied Health Care (OCC HEAL 1)Opportunities in Health and Medical Careers (OCC HEAL 26)Opportunities in Holistic Health Care (OCC HEAL 28)Opportunities in Nutrition Careers (OCC HEAL 40)Opportunities in Occupational Therapy Careers (OCC HEAL 42)Opportunities in Paramedical Careers (OCC HEAL 46)Opportunities in Physical Therapy Careers (OCC HEAL 50)Opportunities in Physician Assistant Careers (OCC HEAL 52)
BSU Dept. of Physical Education Great Links to Explore (BSU Career Center)America’s Career InfoNet: http://www.acinet.orgEmployment Outlook: http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0854971.htmlIndianaINTERNnet: http://www.indianaintern.net/home.aspInternships.comInternships USA.comVault Career InsiderO*NET: http://online.onetcenter.orgOccupational Outlook Handbook: http://www.bls.gov/oco/Salary Wizard: http://www.salary.comVolunteer Match: http://www.volunteermatch.orgCareers in Sports Medicine and Exercise Science: http://www.acsm.org/AM/Template.cfm?Section=Search§ion=Careers&template=/CM/ContentDisplay.cfm&ContentFileID=99Health and Wellness Jobs: http://www.healthandwellnessjobs.com/National Wellness Institute: http://www.nationalwellness.org/WellnessJobs.com: http://www.wellnessjobs.com/
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