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Fitness and Wellness Careers Practice
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Compare and contrast an occupational therapist and a physical therapist.
Responses will vary. A sample response follows: Occupational therapists usually work with those who have disabilities, while physical therapists work with the general population. They both perform similar work with the individuals although the end goals for their patients are often very different. In the case of occupational therapists, the hope is often to obtain some basic motor skills. Physical therapists often work to get their patients back to playing complex sports and participating in rigorous activities.
Which of the following fitness and wellness professionals plans food and nutrition services?
An occupational therapist helps those with mental and physical disabilities to live life to their best ability.
Some positions in the fitness and wellness field don't require skill and knowledge.
Justify the extra time in college required to become a sports physician.
Sports physicians have to perform complex diagnoses of injuries and problems. They also may be required to perform surgery during the course of treatment. These responsibilities require extensive knowledge and practice, so the advanced degree is necessary.
If you think working the health and wellness field could be interesting, which position would be the easiest to try out?
group fitness instructor
Why should expected salary not be the only factor you consider when choosing a health and wellness career?
Salary is of course important, but it's not the only factor to consider. You should think about the type of person you are and what you enjoy doing on a daily basis. Health and wellness careers offer a wide variety of positions with great options for a fulfilling life, but everyone enjoys a job that better matches their personality.
What services can you expect from a personal trainer?
Personal trainers can help to direct your workout regimen and provide motivation during difficult times. They are knowledgeable in the exercises and activities that will help to achieve your fitness goals.
Which degree should you work toward if you're not sure which health and wellness career is of interest?
The most general degree to work toward if you're uncertain about your direction is a bachelor's degree in one of the health and wellness fields. As you work on this 4-year degree, you should try to get some experience in the field to help make an informed decision on your career.
Describe the roles and responsibilities of a physical therapist.
A physical therapist will assist you with exercises and activities that will help alleviate pain or accelerate healing from an injury. You typically will visit the physical therapist several times a week until you have achieved satisfactory results.
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