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Athletic Training
Aviation Education
Teacher Education
Physical Education
Health Promotion
Leisure Studies
Therapeutic Recreation
Occupational Education

Athletic Training

ATEP Clinical major

Traditional Path for BOC Certified Athletic Trainers:

  • Professional Athletic Trainer
  • University or College Athletic Trainer
  • Sports Medicine Clinical Athletic Trainer
  • Secondary school Athletic Trainer
  • Combination teacher/Athletic Trainer
  • Industrial Athletic Trainer
  • Athletic Training Education Programs
  • Hospital Setting Athletic Trainer

Alternative Path:

  • Corporate health programs
  • Health clubs
  • Clinical and Industrial health care programs
  • Performance enhancement
  • Research facilities

HHP Pre-profession option

Good Background For:

  • Physician
  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Physician Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Exercise Scientist
  • Any member of a Sports Medicine team (except Athletic Trainer)
Alternative Path:
  • Pharmaceuticals Sales Representative
  • Health and Wellness Products Sales Representative
  • Health and Wellness Administrator

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Aviation Education

Traditional Path:

  • Major Airline Pilot
  • Private Pilot
  • Military Officer
  • Aviation Services Manager
  • Airport Services Manager
  • Aviation Support Specialist

Alternative Path:

  • Flight Instructor
  • Technical Support Specialist
  • Crop Duster
  • Aviation Marketing & Promotions

Good Background For:

  • Astronaut
  • Airline Executive
  • Aerospace Technology Instructor
  • Professor

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Teacher Education

Traditional Path:

  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Overseas Teacher
  • Junior College/Two Year Institution Instructor
  • CareerTech Instructor

Alternative Path:

  • Corporate Trainer
  • Sales Representative
  • Marketing Representative
  • Child Care Provider/Owner

Good Background For:

  • Public and Private School Administration
  • Curriculum Development Specialist
  • Student Personnel Specialist
  • School Counselor
  • Professor
  • Youth Minister
  • Child Advocate

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Physical Education

Traditional Path:

Physical Education Teacher

  • Athletics Coach
  • Health and Wellness Consultant

Alternative Path:

  • Nursing Home Programs Director
  • Corporate Wellness Trainer
  • Professional Sports Umpire/Referee
  • Nutrition Specialist

Good Background For:

  • Physical Therapist
  • Human Kinetics Specialist
  • Professor

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Health Promotion

Traditional Path:

  • Fitness Instructor
  • Corporate Wellness Coordinator
  • Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Center Owner
  • Hospital Outreach/ Promotions Coordinator

Alternative Path:

  • Insurance Sales Representative
  • Pharmaceutical Representative
  • Nutritional Supplement Representative
  • Health Products Marketing Representative
  • Massage Therapist

Good Background For:

  • Physical/Occupational Therapist
  • Physician
  • Professor
  • Physician Assistant
  • Registered Nurse

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Leisure Studies
Leisure Services Management

Traditional Path:

  • Parks and Recreation Coordinator
  • Corporate Recreation Manager
  • Sports Club Manager/Owner
  • Country Club Manager/Professional
  • Ski Resort Manager
  • Camp/Wilderness Program Director
  • Resort Activity Director
  • State and National Park Interpreter
  • Youth Scouting Programs Professional
  • Special Events Coordinator

Alternative Path:

  • Restaurant Owner
  • Sports Club Manager/Owner
  • Fitness Center Owner/Operator
  • Outdoor Recreation Outfitter/Wilderness Shop Owner
  • Ski Resort Manager
  • Camp/Wilderness Program Director
  • Zoo Education Specialist

Good Background For:

  • Professor
  • Amusement Park Owner
  • National/International Non Profit Organization Director

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Therapeutic Recreation

Traditional Path:

  • Recreation Therapist/Coordinator
  • Adapted Sports/Activities Manager
  • Corporate Recreation Specialist
  • Parks and Recreation Coordinator
  • Camp Counselor for Individuals with Disabilities

Alternative Path:

  • Outdoor Adventure Coordinator
  • State Park Manager
  • Outdoor Pursuits Instructor
  • Camp Counselor
  • Corporate Recreation Specialist
  • Hospital Outreach Coordinator

Good Background For:

  • Counselor/Psychologist
  • Professor
  • Youth Minister
  • Nursing Home Program Director
  • Physical Therapist/Occupational Therapist

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Occupational Education

Traditional Path:

  • Vocational Education Instructor
  • Technical Skills Instructor
  • Computer Repair Specialist

Alternative Path:

  • Repair Shop Owner
  • Auto Body Specialist
  • Draftsman
  • On The Job Training Specialist

Good Background For:

  • Professor
  • Vocational/Technical School Program Administrator
  • Curriculum Development Specialist

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