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Health Careers Education
Introduction to the Fitness Professions
Students will explore the different aspects of the fitness industry and discover career opportunities within the field. Students will learn about the Code of Ethics that fitness personnel must follow and identify the legal guidelines of professional responsibilities that govern the fitness industry.
Lara Skaggs

1. Explore the different careers within the fitness industry
2. Produce a project that demonstrates the type of fitness professional they would like to become
3. Read and become familiar with the Code of Ethics for Fitness Professionals
4. Differentiate between "independent contractors" and "employees"
5. Decipher and read a legal contract
6. Learn about business structures
7. Define "scope of practice"
8. Determine legal responsibilities as fitness professionals
9. Describe legal concepts and defenses
10. Describe liability insurance
11. List other business concerns with legal implications

Career Majors That Sequence This Course
Career Cluster Pathway Career Major
Health Science Therapeutic Services Fitness Specialist