Career in Health and Fitness

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    Jun 30, 2013 4:09 AM GMT
    So I'm about to graduate college, and I really want a job in the health/fitness/nutrition field. My major is journalism.

    What do you guys suggest? I want a positive environment. My ultimate job would be a life counselor ha. Maybe for overweight people. I could motivate them. Or even change people's lives around.

    But anyways:: What's out there? anyone in that field? I would love some feedback/tips to get a job that i love
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    Jul 02, 2013 3:19 AM GMT
    I doubt with a journalism degree that you'll be able to land a job in the field you're seeking without basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology. In other words, you just can't motivate overweight people to lose pounds without having some comprehension on how people gain and lose weight from a cellular level point of view.

    Since you're about to graduate, my suggestion is to find a local YMCA and see if they have such health programs. From there, you may be able to find out how their health employees got their jobs.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Jul 02, 2013 7:32 AM GMT
    Erik101 saidI doubt with a journalism degree that you'll be able to land a job in the field you're seeking without basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology. In other words, you just can't motivate overweight people to lose pounds without having some comprehension on how people gain and lose weight from a cellular level point of view.

    Since you're about to graduate, my suggestion is to find a local YMCA and see if they have such health programs. From there, you may be able to find out how their health employees got their jobs.


    Not true. You can get your certification in personal training and write material on the subject and you can quote anyone's professional advice as long as you give them credit for their work when you use it. Also, he can also get an MBA in any field he desires Erik.icon_idea.gificon_idea.gificon_idea.gif

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  • Joeyphx444

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    Jul 02, 2013 8:08 AM GMT
    You could work for a fitness mag or do a fitness blog or something. Incorporate both icon_biggrin.gif
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    Jul 02, 2013 11:33 AM GMT
    You could workout, get all buff, and do muscle porn.

    That counts as a health and fitness career, right?
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    Jul 02, 2013 11:50 AM GMT
    I work as a dietitian in private practice and it's very much like being a counsellor some times (listening to other people's problems, motivating them, being with them on their health journey).

    I work mainly with lower socioeconomic people so that focus tends to be more on basic advice and support rather than really detailed nutritional knowledge. This what makes me a good dietitian is more about my communication skills rather than my scientific knowledge. Still you need to have a good understanding. I studied 4 years to get my qualification it was very competitive to get in (high score needed).

    It's definitely a great career if you like helping people, have patience and like a challenge. I find it very rewarding when I can convince to change people who are resistant to it. Feel free to message me to ask me any more questions.
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    Jul 03, 2013 5:50 PM GMT
    take some course in sports medicine?