Opportunities in Sports and Fitness Careers

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Overview

Your Passport to a Successful and Rewarding Career

VGM's Opportunities in . . . series opens the door to more than 100 careers and gives you professional information on all there is to know about the professions that are important to you. No other series gives you such a wide range of comprehensive and up-to-date information.

In Opportunities in Sports and Fitness Careers, you'll find:

  • Exciting information on a range of sports and fitness careers, both in the spotlight and behind the scenes
  • Details on career options working in diverse settings, including schools, health clubs, public relations offices, professional associations, and more
  • Expert advice on how to prepare for a sports or fitness career, including educational and training information

These indispensable guides contain everything you need to make an intelligent and informed decision about your career--and your future.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780658010453
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
  • Publication date: 3/26/2003
  • Series: Opportunities In...Series Series
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 160
  • Product dimensions: 0.41 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 5.50 (d)

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McGraw-Hill authors represent the leading experts in their fields and are dedicated to improving the lives, careers, and interests of readers worldwide
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Table of Contents

Foreword vii
Acknowledgments ix
1. The Sports and Fitness Boom 1
Focus on fitness
Exploring career options
2. Making It as a Professional Athlete 9
The basis for athletic competition
Key ingredients to a career in professional sports
Expanded opportunities for women
Basic preparation
Getting started
The challenge of breaking in
Tips for success
3. Coaching 19
Middle school and high school coaches
College coaches
Professional coaches
Volunteer coaches
Preparing to coach
4. Sports Administration 37
Athletic directors
Professional and other positions
Education
5. Sports Officiating 47
Officiating guidelines
Starting points
Officiating schools
Preparing for a future in officiating
6. Sports Journalism 59
Newspaper sportswriters
Sportscasters
7. Teaching 71
Teaching physical education
Duties and activities of teachers
A typical day
Educational preparation for teachers
Getting started in teaching
Teaching fitness classes
Group-exercise or aerobics instructors
Corporate fitness instructors
Group and personal trainers
Yoga instructors
8. Sports Medicine and Related Careers 91
Athletic trainers
Sports physicians
Orthopedists
Osteopaths
Chiropractors
Physical therapists
Exercise physiologists
Dance/movement therapists
Occupational therapists
Rehabilitation and therapeutic recreation therapists
Kinesiology
Complementary health trainers
Other sports medicine opportunities
Sports medicine clinics and centers
Getting started
9. Fitness and Sports Business 123
Health clubs and fitness centers
Sports equipment sales and development
10. Starting Your Own Fitness Operation 131
Attracting clients
Developing news releases
Keeping clients
Owning a studio
Choreography and music services
Satellite classes
Corporate exercise programs
Income taxes
Insurance
11. Other Sports and Fitness--Related Careers 149
Public relations and sports information professionals
Sports photographers
Agents and sports representatives
Sports facility maintenance personnel
Stadium and arena concessionaires
Sports instructors
Statisticians
Scouts
Sports academicians
Equipment managers
Appendix A Selected Sports and Fitness--Related Organizations 165
Appendix B Exercise Dos and Don'ts 173
Appendix C Teaching Guidelines for the Multilevel Class 175
Further Reading 177
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