CAREER

Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$66,290

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

+2.6% (slower than the average)

Most Common Level of Education

Doctoral or professional degree

Career

What Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary Do

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.

Other Job Titles Recreation and Fitness Studies Teachers, Postsecondary May Have

Adjunct Professor, Assistant Professor, Associate Professor, Health and Human Performance Professor, Health and Physical Education Professor (HPE Professor), Health, Physical Education, and Recreation Professor (HPER Professor), Instructor, Kinesiology Professor, Physical Education Professor (PE Professor), Professor

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • 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.

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