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1 Chapter 10: Career and Professional Development in Physical Education and Sport Identify career opportunities in physical education, exercise science, and sport.Be able to self-assess strengths, interests, goals, and career preferences.Identify leadership skills for professionals in the field of physical education, exercise science, and sport.List professional organizations in physical education, exercise science, and sport.
2 Growth of Career Opportunities Greater societal interest and knowledge demands a need for competent professionals to design, lead, and evaluate physical activity programs.Changing definition of physical education that has further developed subdisciplines and the need for professionals in those areas.
3 Career Opportunities Physical Education and Coaching careers School and nonschool settingsFitness- and Health-related careersCardiac Rehabilitation, Sports Nutrition, Corporate Fitness, etc.Personal Trainer-Sport Management careersAthletic Administration, Sport Retailing, Resort Sport Management, etc.Sport Media careersJournalism, Photography, Writing, Art, BroadcastingSport-Related careersLaw, Research, Consulting, Officiating, Entrepreneur, etc.
4 Choosing a CareerTake some of the anxiety away from choosing a career by thinking about these concepts...Select a “career pathway” as opposed to a specific job; there are many jobs to pursue within a given career area.A career choice can be changed.A career does not have to be a lifelong commitment.Evaluate your career satisfaction periodically.Know your strengths, interests, goals, and preferences before making a decision.
5 Career Decision-Making Process Reflect on your thoughts in these categories before making a decision...Self-assessment of strengths and abilities.Personal and professional goals.Work and lifestyle preferences.Career requirements.
6 Maximizing Professional Preparation Professional preparation is the attainment of knowledge necessary to be an educated person and that which is essential to understanding the chosen career field. This preparation can take the form of:EducationPracticumsCertifications and Professional CoursesPersonal developmentRelated experiencesProfessional involvement
7 Transferable Skills Budget management Speaking Negotiating Writing Transferable skills are those skills that have application to many different careers. Some examples are:Budget managementNegotiatingOrganizingComputer and analytical skillsSpeakingWritingTeaching/InstructingInterviewingPublic relationsLeadership
8 Professional Preparation Timetable A 4-year timeline focusing on these 10 categories is suggested for individuals concerned with preparing for a professional career.AcademicCareer goalsCampus activitiesProfessional activitiesVolunteer activitiesRelated workPracticumsCareer planningNetworkingCertificationsApplicationFor EmploymentFor Graduate School
9 Leadership“The art of influencing people to work together harmoniously to achieve set goals that they endorse.”Effective leadership is a skill that can be learned.Interactive nature of leadership---not all leadership characteristics will be necessary in every situation. Know the time and place to lead!Importance of leadership within the field
10 Leadership Qualities Intelligence Assertion Empathy Intrinsic motivationFlexibilityAmbitionSelf-confidenceOptimismHard workDeterminationPerseveranceConcern for peopleRespect for othersExcellent communication skillsKnowledge of the field(Anshel)(Weinberg and Gould)
11 Attributes Of A Skillful Leader Integrity, TrustworthinessWell-defined goalsFlexibleSelf-controlCommitmentCompetenceDevelops a “vision”Goal AssessmentEffective communicatorMotivates peopleProblem-solving skillsOpportunisticCourageous
12 Administrator Skills (McIntyre) Peer skillsEstablish and foster group and individual peer relationships.Leadership skillsDevelop a variety of leadership styles, planning skills, performance evaluation skills, and skills to foster positive morale.Conflict resolution skillsLearn to deal with group conflict in a positive manner.
13 Administrator Skills (McIntyre) Information-processing skillsGather and evaluate information, formulate action plans, and disperse information to others.Decision-making skillsIdentify problem, generate alternative solutions, evaluate possible outcomes of solutions, and select one solution from alternatives.Introspective skillsSensitive to one’s behavior and its effects on others.
14 Principles of Effective Leadership (Mack) Create a vision and commitment.Maintain integrity.Lead by example.Give credit for success and accept responsibility for failure.Praise group contributions.Communicate effectively.Delegate.Practice the Golden Rule.Create an environment for self-motivation.
15 Leadership Roles (Smith) Vision roleClearly communicate his/her vision to the group.Create a mission statement and set specific goals contributing to the attainment of the vision.Relationship roleFoster relationships that help move toward achievement of the goal.Team building, and networking to gain support.Control rolePrioritize activities to be undertaken and problems to be resolved, as well as determine the resources needed.Decision-making, delegation, and conflict management.
16 Leadership Roles (Smith) Encouragement roleRecognize the contributions of members to the group.Reinforce efforts through incentives and rewards.Support actions that move the group towards the goal.Information roleMaintain channels of communication within the group and the organization.Make sure members of group have necessary information to fulfill responsibilities.
17 Professionalism Commitment to the field Professional competence and conductPossession of required credentialsAdhere to ethical standardsAccountabilityCultural competencyEnthusiasmInterest in new developmentsLeadership skillsInvolvement in further advancement of the field and communityPersonal commitment
18 Belonging to Professional Organizations Provides... Opportunity for service.Opportunity to shape the future.A channel of communication.A means for interpreting the field.A source of help and assistance.An opportunity for fellowship.A forum for research.A means for distributing costs.Employment opportunities.
19 AAHPERDEstablished 1885.Committed to developing and maintaining healthy, active lifestyles for all Americans and to enhancing skilled and aesthetic performance.Comprises 6 national organizations:AALR, AAHE, AAALF, NAGWS, NASPE, NDAResearch ConsortiumPublications:JOPERD, Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport, Strategies, Update, and Health EducationStudent Action Council (SAC)
20 ACSMFounded 1954.Promote and integrate “scientific research, education, and practical applications of sports medicine and exercise science to enhance physical performance, fitness, health, and quality of life.”Affiliated with the International Federation of Sports Medicine (IFSM)Publications:Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise, Sports Medicine Bulletin, and the Encyclopedia of Sport Sciences and Medicine.
21 NATAFounded 1950To “enhance the quality of health care for athletes, and those engaged in physical activity, and to advance the profession of athletic training through education and research in the prevention, evaluation, management, and rehabilitation of injuries.”Established standards for athletic trainers through it education and certification programs.Publications:Journal of Athletic Training, NATA News
22 Subdiscipline Organizations North American Society for the Psychology of Sport and Physical Activity (NASPSPA)The International Association for the Philosophy of Sport (IAPS)North American Society for Sport History (NASSH)North American Society for the Sociology of Sport (NASSS)North American Society for Sport Management (NASSM)
23 Sport Organizations for Coaches and Professionals Examples for swim coaches:American Swimming Coaches AssociationAquatics Exercise AssociationUnited States Masters SwimmingUnited States DivingNational Interscholastic Swimming CoachesExamples for professionals interested in tennis:Intercollegiate Tennis Coaches AssociationSports On WheelsUnited States Professional Tennis AssociationUnited States Tennis AssociationWomen’s Tennis Association