This program would be appropriate for students with any combination of interests in sports, medicine, behavioral and preventative health, wellness, sports psychology and allied health. Health promotion students learn how to approach, modify and monitor human behavior which influences poor health habits so that negative health outcomes can be prevented or remedied. Exercise, including learning the science of proper exercise, promotes a person’s well-being. Student will learn how to properly engage people to change their habits while promoting healthy activities such as effective exercise.

 

 

 

 

 

Related Major Skills

 

Active listening Judgement and decision making Time management
Critical thinking Speaking coordination Monitoring
Reading comprehension Social perceptiveness

 

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Sample Career Titles

Career opportunities by Type, Setting, and Type of Position

 

Athletic Trainer Physical Therapist Director of Community Relations
Physical Therapy Aide Exercise Physiologist Physician's Assistant
Occupational Therapist Director of Sports Facilities Respiratory Therapist
Exercise Test Technologist Sports Nutritionist Athletic Director
Weight Reduction Specialist Exercise Specialist Nutrition Researcher
Health Club Manager Product Developer Corporate Fitness Director
Quality Control Specialist General Manager, Pro Sports Team School Food Service Director
Weight Training Instructor Food Scientist/Technologist Exercise Program Director
Food Service Administrator Strength and Conditioning Coach Health Educator
Personal Trainer Food Service Director Health/Fitness Instructor
Health Consultant Dietary Manager Nutrition Journalist
Dietician Public Health Nutritionist Cook
Food Equipment Marketer Food Nutrition Journalist Operations Director
Home Economics Teacher Sporting Goods Manufacturing Rep. Laboratory Food Tester
Promotion Director Nutrition Counselor Physical Education Director
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist Sports Information Director Chiropractic Specialist
Rehabilitation Therapist Clinical Exercise Physiologist Sports Psychologist
Corporate Fitness Instructor Wellness Coordinator Diet Center Director
Sports Event Coordinator Exercise Testing Technician Ticket Manager
Health Promotion Specialist Nutrition Consultant Director of Intramurals and Recreation
Food Editor Physician

 

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Sample Work Settings

Career opportunities by Type, Setting, and Type of Position  

 

Dietetics Community and public health settings Correctional Institutions
Factory Cafeterias Health Spas Hospitals
Health Organizations Physician's Office Private Practice
Schools Social Service Agencies State and Federal Research Labs
Wellness Centers Nutrition and Food Science Airline Schools
Colleges or Universities Food Industry Laboratories Food Manufacturing
Processing Plants Food Research Departments Hotels and Restaurants
Nursing Homes Fitness Centers Processing Firms
Public Health Agencies Federal Social Service Agencies U.S. Department of Agriculture
U.S. Department of Health Exercise Science Athletic Teams
Businesses Health Departments Health Organizations
Spas or Resorts

 

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FAU Student Organizations

 

  • A Youthful Soul
  • Best Buddies
  • College of Education Student Achievement Council
  • Exercise Science Club
  • KDP Rho Omega
  • Peer Education Team

 

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Professional Associations

 

 

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Job and Internship Links

 

 

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Where to Learn More

 

General Occupational Information

 

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Career Planning Websites

 

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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • Careers for Gourmets & Others Who Relish Food
  • Career Info Center, Vol. 7 Health
  • Careers in Health Care
  • Careers for High Energy People
  • Careers for Health Nuts
  • Developing a Lifelong Contract in the Sports Marketplace
  • Health Professions Career & Education Directory
  • Food Jobs
  • Opportunities in Culinary Careers
  • Opportunities in Holistic Health Care
  • Opportunities in Nutrition Careers
  • Opportunities in Restaurant Careers
  • Opportunities in Sports Medicine Careers
  • Planning A Career in Alternative Medicine
  • Sports Marketplace Directory
  • The Comprehensive Guide to Careers in Allied Health
  • Health Care Job Explosion
  • Guide to Careers in the Health Professions

 

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Informational Sample Websites

 

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