College Recreation and Fitness Teachers
On the Job
College Recreation and Fitness Teachers teach courses in recreation, leisure, and fitness studies, including exercise physiology and facilities management. They may also do research.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Guide class discussions.
- Teach physical education.
- Teach physical science or mathematics courses at the college level.
- Train others on performance techniques.
- Attend training sessions or professional meetings to develop or maintain professional knowledge.
- Research topics in area of expertise.
- Stay informed about current developments in field of specialization.
- Coach others.
- Plan community programs or activities for the general public.
- Select educational materials or equipment.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using e-mail.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
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