Physical activity and health

What can I do with my course in physical activity and health?

Careers in physical activity and health

As a physical activity and health specialist you have an in-depth understanding of physical activity and how it relates to the health of the community, population and individuals.

You will be able to develop programs or interventions to improve participation in physical activity at an individual, community and population level, and evaluate program effectiveness.

You may find employment in sport and recreation, education, consultancies, aged care, government, community organisations or regulatory bodies. With further study you could also work in research or clinical settings.

Melbourne Burwood Campus

Skills and attributes

You will need to demonstrate the following skills and attributes to gain employment in physical activity and health:

  • Organising and planning skills
  • Analytical skills
  • Communication skills for individual consultations, group exercise and feedback
  • Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team setting
  • Good interpersonal skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Conscientiousness for good health

 Related roles include:

  • Sport program managers or coordinators
  • Community sport and recreation officers
  • Health promotion officers
  • Instructor Personal
  • Trainer Health
Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus

Salary and job outlook

You can learn more about graduate salaries and graduates job outcomes for physical activity and health graduates at Graduate Careers Australia.

Look at industry trends and employment prospects by visiting Australian Government Job Outlook.

Professional associations are an invaluable connection to industry information, networking and professional development opportunities. Most offer student membership discounts. Follow the link to search for professional associations related to your course.

Book an appointment with Jobshop for more information.

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