Exercise Science Career in Ohio - OH
By Karen Weil, allied health world contributing writer
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Ohio has an older population, and fitness plays a huge factor in the quality of life. 9.6% of adults in the state have asthma, and 10.1% have diabetes. Both these conditions are manageable; indeed some diseases can be prevented when a person has good diet and an active lifestyle. How can you help bring these and other statistics down? Become a part of the growing health and fitness movement!
There are many possible exercise science careers in Ohio. How do you know which is right for you? One option, for those who pursue the right education, is to become cardiopulmonary rehabilitation specialists, working with individuals with conditions from asthma to heart disease.
Another is to become a personal trainer and help athletes and laypersons alike achieve better fitness. Personal trainers are different than athletic trainers in that they work with individual clients. The certifications are different, and personal training is a generally less regulated industry. Certifications to demonstrate competency, though, can be earned through the National Council on Strength and Fitness and other organizations.
Still other exercise science graduates work as directors of wellness. Some design education programs for casual or more serious sports and fitness enthusiasts or work in fitness-related research.