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4 Health & Fitness Courses In Visayas For A Career In Healthcare

6 min read

Jul 11, 2019

What do you get out of a healthy lifestyle? Good health and a good career, possibly. 

When people say they want a career in healthcare, the first thing that comes to mind would probably be professionals in white lab coats with matching stethoscopes around their necks. But did you know there are a lot of job opportunities in the healthcare industry aside from being a doctor or a nurse? 

If you’re from the Visayas and are planning to pursue a career in healthcare, we found these 4 health-related courses that might interest you as you plan for college. Check ‘em out!

Bachelor of Exercise and Sports Science

Chances are, you already know why exercise and sports are good for your body. But how about the science behind these physical activities? Do you know how many laps you really need in a morning run? 

In this degree program, you will! Understand the relationship between exercise and health, and apply it in your career as a health and fitness professional. 

In a time where technology makes everything easy and accessible, there’s a growing need for society to stay active and healthy. That’s why a healthcare expert focused on exercise and sports needs to lead the way. Are you up for the challenge?

 

Where can I take this course?

What will I learn in this course?

  • Biomechanics
  • Sports nutrition
  • Growth, development, and aging
  • Exercise physiology & psychology
  • Fitness testing and exercise prescription

What jobs can I take with this course?

  • Athletic trainer
  • Exercise physiologist
  • Sports medicine physician

 

Bachelor of Science in Health, Fitness and Lifestyle Management

Are you a health and wellness advocate? Are you that friend who always cooks a hearty meal or invites the squad for a quick run? If yasss, then this degree is for you! While it’s a relatively new degree, the Health, Fitness, and Lifestyle Management program is not one to be ignored. After all, everyone needs to be healthy and stay healthy to function. 

Staying true to the mantra “prevention is better than cure,” this degree will equip you with knowledge and skills for health and fitness management. That way you can help people embrace healthy habits as a lifestyle… not just when they’re just sick or trying to lose weight IYKWIM.

Where can I take this course?

What will I learn in this course?

  • Consumer health
  • Wellness education
  • Exercise physiology
  • Stress management
  • Therapeutic communication and epidemiology

What jobs can I take with this course?

  • Fitness instructor
  • Health educator and coach
  • Community or corporate health education coordinator

 

Bachelor of Secondary Education – Music, Arts, Physical Education & Health (MAPEH)

If all things MAPEH excite you and you’ve made it your life’s mission to share it with as many people as possible, then there’s no better course for you than a teaching degree in MAPEH! MAPEH might be considered a minor subject in school, but it’s just as important as other academic subjects. (The hyperactive kids in school agree, probably.)

With a degree in secondary education, you’ll learn relevant teaching techniques to help students understand and appreciate MAPEH at an early age. Who knows how many students will love music, arts, physical education, and health because of your teaching!

Where can I take this course?

What will I learn in this course?

  • Foundations of MAPEH
  • Philippine and Asian music
  • Social dimensions of teaching
  • Athletics, individual, dual & combative sports
  • Anatomical, mechanical & physiological bases of movement

What jobs can I take with this course?

  • Sports official
  • Physical education teacher
  • Outdoor activity coordinator

 

Bachelor of Science in Public Health

If the first 3 courses impact the healthcare industry on a more individual level, public health emphasizes the public or interest of a large group of people and their health challenges. Wherever there’s a health issue, there’s a public health professional around!

Should you take this course, you’ll be heavily immersed in research as you examine and relate one health issue to the other, and propose data-driven solutions to solve one problem to another. Sounds like a real-life superhero!

P.S. Note that there’s also a Bachelor of Arts in Public Health for people who are more interested in the social aspect of public health. Take your pick!

Where can I take this course?

What will I learn in this course?

  • Epidemiology
  • Global health
  • Moral issues of healthcare
  • Public health policy and politics
  • Behavioral, social, and community health

What jobs can I take with this course?

  • Nutritionist
  • Epidemiologist
  • Public health educator

 

Healthcare is one big industry full of opportunities to help people achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle. We’re pretty sure there’s always room for you in the industry. Choose any of these courses in college and find your way in the healthcare job fit for you. Kaya ni nimo!

Learn more tips and advice on choosing the right path in college. Read more helpful articles like this on the College Life blog section at Edukasyon.ph now!

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Written By:

Angel Cruz

Angel is a storyteller who enjoys a good cup of coffee while listening to her family and friends' everyday stories. As a Development Communication graduate, she firmly believes that communities are the birthing ground of change where real people with real stories are just waiting to be heard. She is passionate about learning, coffee, and the next generation. On her spare time, you can find her happily lost in bookstore shelves, grocery alleys, coffee shops... or taking a nap.

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