Teaching Opportunities

Bachelor's Degree/Entry Level

  • Elementary School Teacher
  • Junior High/Middle School Teacher
  • Overseas School Programs
  • Military School Programs
  • Youth Servicing Agencies Coordinator

Further Education and/or Experience Often Required

  • Community College Teacher
  • Adapted Physical Education Specialist
  • Administrator for Health Resort Sport Program
  • Athletic Trainer

Graduate School


Coaching Opportunities

  • Interscholastic Programs
  • Intercollegiate Programs
  • Commercial Sports Camps
  • Commercial Sports Clubs
  • Community Sports Programs
  • Military Sports Programs

Enhancing Employability

  • Participate in internships and field experiences.
  • Volunteer in related activities, such as Senior Games, Special Olympics, etc.
  • Attend Career days and locally sponsored workshops and seminars.
  • Develop skills such as computer literacy, communication skills (both written and oral) and expertise in some special interest areas.
  • Develop teaching portfolio (including video tapes, evaluations, observations, reflections).

Potential Employers

  • All public/private schools
  • Community colleges/technical schools
  • Institutions of higher education (colleges/universities)
  • Athletic administration departments
  • Intramural/campus recreation programs
  • Professional sports teams
  • Sporting goods companies (Nike, Converse, Adidas)

Sample Job Descriptions

Public School Teacher: Responsible for teaching prescribed curriculum to a targeted population; plans, organizes, coordinates and conducts classes according to local and state guidelines.

Athletic Trainers in High Schools: Establishes professional, trusting relationships with physicians, coaches, athletes and parents in interscholastic sports programs; helps develop injury prevention methods, evaluates injuries and administers treatment and rehabilitation.

College/University Coach: Recruits student athletes, plans games and practices, works directly with admissions and financial aid offers, develops community support and carrying out on- and off-field coaching duties.


Related Fields

  • Adapted Physical Education
  • Biomechanics
  • Motor Development
  • Motor Learning
  • Sports Management
  • Sports Nutrition
  • Sports Psychology
  • Sports Officiating
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