Careers in Physical and Health Education

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

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Academic Questions in PHE

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Which of the following is not an effect of pollution?

  • A. Contamination of food by disease vectors

  • B. Eutrophication

  • C. Formation of acid rain

  • D. Afforestation

  • E. Global warming

  • F. Demise of aquatic flora and fauna

The process of contaminating the atmosphere by introducing harmful and toxic substances into it is termed _____.

  • A. Pollution

  • B. Wind Pollution

  • C. Air pollution

  • D. Lithospheric pollution

  • E. Hydrospheric pollution

  • F. Breeze pollution

Which of the following factors can lead to drug addiction?

  • A. Inspiration

  • B. Relaxation purposes

  • C. Curiosity

  • D. Discrimination

  • E. Revenge

  • F. All of the above

Drug addiction is defined as the habitual taking of drugs for different purposes.

  • A. True

  • B. False

Concerning the game of basketball, which of the following is incorrect?

  • A. Only 5 players for each team are allowed to play the game inside the court at any given point in time

  • B. The maximum players each team can have is 12

  • C. Teams can be awarded 1, 2 or 3 point depending on where and how a goal is scored

  • D. The game is played for a duration of 4 periods

  • E. Each game period has a time duration of 8 minutes

  • F. A team in possession of the ball has 24 seconds in an attempt to score or to have a shot towards the basket

Which of the following sport personnel is incorrectly matched to his field.

  • A. Isreal Adesanya - UFC

  • B. Michael Phelps II - Volleyball

  • C. Lewis Hamilton - Formula one

  • D. Tiger Woods - Golf

  • E. Mohammed Ali - Boxing

  • F. LeBron James - Basketball

Which of the following is not a career in physical and health education?

  • A. Sports manager

  • B. Food distributor

  • C. Physical therapist

  • D. Gym trainer

  • E. Professional wrestler

  • F. Golfer



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Physical and Health 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.

You can attempt the Len Academy PHE examination questions for JSS1 here.

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 require additional certifications 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. Sport Personnel or Athlete

This is a lucrative career in PHE since those involved can become very popular and influential. As an instance, Christiano Ronaldo is a sport personnel (footballer) with the highest number of instagram followers globally (as at 2021). He also command massive followers on facebook and twitter respectively. Consequently, he is very rich and highly influential.

In order to become a sport athletic, trainings and development will typically begin from childhood. Such training requires dedication, hardwork and patience amongst other virtues. Most often, the athletic will start from a lowly ranked (or an unranked) state before gradually moving up the ladder of greatness towards becoming a superstar.

One can become a sport personnel or athlete in a variety of sports. These includes football, basketball, athletics, wrestling, formula one, golf, tennis, boxing, swimming, ultimate fighting championship (UFC) and so on.

Below are some renowned sport personnels and their respective fields:

  • Mohammed Ali - Boxing

  • Lionel Messi - Football

  • Usain Bolt - Athletics

  • Michael Jordan - Basketball

  • Christiano Ronaldo - Football

  • Tiger Woods - Golf

  • Roger Federer - Tennis

  • Mike Tyson - Boxing

  • Undertaker - Wrestling

  • Michael Schumacher - Formula one

  • LeBron James - Basketball

  • Serena Williams - Tennis

  • Anthony Joshua - Boxing

  • Lewis Hamilton - Formula one

  • Michael Phelps - Swimmer

  • Israel Adesanya - UFC


4. 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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Note: Teaching PHE or PE can be fun because most students and pupils enjoy sport and nutrition topics. Also, a PHE or PE teacher is often considered to be of great motivation to his or her students.


5. 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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6. 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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Alfred Ajibola is a Medical Biochemist, a passionate Academician with over 7 years of experience, a Versatile Writer, a Web Developer, a Cisco Certified Network Associate and a Cisco CyberOps Associate.

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