Projected Growth: Average
Projected Job Openings
Extensive Preparation Needed
Your job is to Teach courses pertaining to recreation, leisure, and fitness studies, including exercise physiology and facilities management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Common job titles of Postsecondary Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers include:
Experience and Education
Extensive skill, knowledge, and experience are needed for these occupations. Many require more than five years of experience. For example, surgeons must complete four years of college and an additional five to seven years of specialized medical training to be able to do their job.
74.16% said they needed a Doctoral Degree.
20.8% said they needed a Master's Degree.
Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as anatomy, therapeutic recreation, and conditioning theory.
Perform administrative duties, such as serving as department heads.
Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
Participate in campus and community events.
Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
Act as advisers to student organizations.
Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
Prepare students to act as sports coaches.
Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
Select and obtain materials and supplies, such as textbooks.
Coach athletic teams.
Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
Upper body weight machines
Universal serial bus USB flash drives
Tennis racketsAll Tools
Student response systems
Step aerobics equipment
Stationary exercise bicycles
Portable stereo equipment
Pilates training equipment
Overhead data projectors
Multimedia projection equipment
Multi-line telephone systems
MP3 digital voice recorders
Metal baseball bats
Lower body weight machines
Liquid crystal display LCD televisions
Liquid crystal display LCD projectors
Laser facsimile machines
Interactive whiteboard controllers
Fitness jump ropes
Digital video disk DVD players
Digital video cameras
Computer laser printers
Computer data input scanners
Compact disk CD players
Compact digital cameras
Data entry software
Calendar and scheduling software
Collaborative editing software
Course management system software
Image scanning software
Learning management system LMS
Softworks Global PESoftOne
Student record software
Communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Expression
Listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Oral Comprehension
Read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Comprehension
Communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
Cognitive Abilities › Verbal Abilities › Written Expression
Speak clearly so others can understand you.
Auditory and Speech Abilities › Sensory Abilities › Speech Clarity