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Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

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.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Initiate, facilitate, and moderate classroom discussions.
    • Prepare course materials, such as syllabi, homework assignments, and handouts.
    • Maintain student attendance records, grades, and other required records.
    • Evaluate and grade students' class work, assignments, and papers.
    • Prepare and deliver lectures to undergraduate or graduate students on topics such as anatomy, therapeutic recreation, and conditioning theory.
    • Plan, evaluate, and revise curricula, course content, course materials, and methods of instruction.
    • Keep abreast of developments in the field by reading current literature, talking with colleagues, and participating in professional conferences.
    • Compile, administer, and grade examinations, or assign this work to others.
    • Advise students on academic and vocational curricula and on career issues.
    • Supervise undergraduate or graduate teaching, internship, and research work.
    • Maintain regularly scheduled office hours to advise and assist students.
    • Perform administrative duties, such as serving as department heads.
    • Conduct research in a particular field of knowledge and publish findings in professional journals, books, or electronic media.
    • Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
    • Participate in student recruitment, registration, and placement activities.
    • Collaborate with colleagues to address teaching and research issues.
    • Select and obtain materials and supplies, such as textbooks.
    • Write grant proposals to procure external research funding.
    • Compile bibliographies of specialized materials for outside reading assignments.
    • Participate in campus and community events.
    • Prepare students to act as sports coaches.
    • Act as advisers to student organizations.
    • Provide professional consulting services to government or industry.
    • Coach athletic teams.

    Skills

    • Instructing

      Teaching others how to do something.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    5
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Oral Expression

      The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.

    • Oral Comprehension

      The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.

    • Speech Clarity

      The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.

    Knowledge

    • Education and Training

      Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

    • Computers and Electronics

      Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 63750/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 530
    • Yearly Projected Openings 50

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Social: People interested in this work like activities that include helping people, teaching, and talking.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Initiative
    • Integrity
    • Persistence
    • Self Control
    • Analytical Thinking

    Tools

    • Televisions
    • Portable data input terminals
    • Multimedia projectors
    • Microphones
    • Badminton rackets

    Technology

    • Word processing software
    • Information retrieval or search software
    • Electronic mail software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer based training software

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