Careers in Physical and Health Education

len Alfred Ajibola - Fri, 25th January, 2019 @ 02:26:41 AM

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About Physical Education:

Physical and Health Education is one of the important subjects taught in primary and secondary schools.

PHE or PE as it's fondly called, help students to balance academics with sports. It also builds students' skills and attitudes that will support a healthy lifestyle.

To work in this interesting field, one requires some sort of certification to back up their quest. A masters or B.Sc in Physical and Health Education is enough to land one a job and career.

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Below are some of the careers in physical and health education:


1. Sports Manager

As a sport manager, you will be required to be in charge of the daily operation of a team. In this case, you are expected to work as a coordinator; although your role could vary in different sports (even in a similar sport).

Take for instance, you may be required to coach or manage a football team, basketball team or a boxer. In such a case, you are likely to influence contract renewals and trade deals for your team.

When beginning your career as a sports manager, you will likely start from the bottom; mapping your way to the top through acquired technical experience gained along the course of the job.

Once you get to the top, your profile and achievments will always guarantee you better offers.

Note: One may also need some additional certification to work as a sport manager.


2. Sport Journalist

A journalist is a professional who reports news, current events or live events. As a sport journalist, you may want to choose a specific area(s) of sport. This could be football, wrestling or formula 1.

Like every other job, you will constantly gain experience in the course of your work, both on amateur and professional sports. You will report game statistics, analyse games and conduct interviews with the players and coaches.

You can also work for a private company, a radio or television house or government institutions.

Lastly, your job may require you to travel often; both within and outside the country.


3. Physical Education (PE) Teacher | Physical and Health Education (PHE) Teacher

Your job here is to teach. You will be required to carry out practical on whatever you have taught, especially in topics relating to sports and exercise.

You will teach students to understand the rules of different sports while also developing their mental skills. You will also be required to incorporate health and nutrition topics into your classes.

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Teaching PHE or PE can be fun because most students and pupils enjoy sport and nutrition topics.

A PHE or PE teacher is often considered to be of great motivation to his or her students.


4. Gym Teacher or Fitness Instructor

A gym teacher also teaches Physical Education. As a gym teacher, it is your duty to demonstrate and teach your students or clients the correct techniques for various exercises. You will and also direct and show them how to use the gym instruments.

Also, You are required to encourage your students into taking the right diet while monitoring their physical health and well-being through exercises and other fitness activities.

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5. Physical Therapist

Your role as a physical therapists (PTs) is to aid and assist patients. This is done by teaching them "certain prescribed exercises"; and also educating them.

You will teach them how to manage their health condition in a physical way. It is your duty to care for your patients.

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While on this job, you will plan specific physical fitness exercises that will prevent disability in your patients when they age.

Note: Your overall goal is to create a more active lifestyle for your patients through physical exercises.

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