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hmm so im kinda stuck for deciding on possible careers in the future. i definately want it to be in the sport science areas. what kind of careers are out there (other than personal trainer - which is an option but im not sure)

Im quite intelligent and know how to study and do well at school and WOULD like to study at university if possible (something to really challenge me - maybe research?) and do something a bit more out of the ordinary rather than just being a personal trainer.

make sense? haha grrr. im really into my sciences, and im really into my health, nutrition, everything to do with being healthy, building muscle and sports performance - even the medicine side of it such as steroids which interest me highly in the way they work.

what kind of jobs does everyone have?

any help would be awesome! :pfft: :lol: :nod: :D :grin:

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im working part time as a PT as im finishing my masters in science (sport and exercise) i will then continue to finish my PHD.

this can allow you to work in a range of feilds here are a few:

-research, eg supplementation, training protocols, rehab procedures, and testing the null hypothesis (determaining results of another study to be inconclusive: eg does creatine work?) you will have to conduct a lot of research at post grad level, sometihing i am currently doing.

-become a lecture at a university, institute

-working with teams as trainers,rehab specalists or nutritional consultants. i have done some of this, alot to start with is unpaid or low pay but good for experience and leads to further positions.

-specialise in a field, eg rehab(final phase, works along side a physio), nutritionist eg eating plans for people, sports teams, sick poulations, biomechanist eg looking at technique to dertermain most effective/efficent.

-working with local sport bodies eg green prescription, schools

there is a number of options PM me for any details. it does require good marks to get into a degree programme which will lead onto post grad studies so knuccle down at school.

PM me if you need to mate

NZPT

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-research, eg supplementation, training protocols, rehab procedures, and testing the null hypothesis (determaining results of another study to be inconclusive: eg does creatine work?) you will have to conduct a lot of research at post grad level, sometihing i am currently doing.

perfect :) how are you finding it?

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good once you get your head around protocol of running an experiement, there are lots of ethical things to get around and you have to control for internal validity (its the thing you are manipulating infact causing the change) and external validity(generalization of the study) so just a wee insight for you. but it is really great being able to choose a topic and run it!

ive always been good at applying myself so its good but takes alot of your time! you sound like a keen learner so anythings possible!

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You got your priority in the right place HaydzOr. There is an over supply of personal trainers in the globe today. Just about anyone can become a personal trainer now. You can buy those online certification courses and you are on your way. Many personal trainers you their jobs as stepping stones for other careers. Some work in other careers and end up as personal trainers. I am a little old fashioned and believe one should try to get the best education possible and then decide on what job one ones to do. As you have mentioned you like to study in the university and perhaps focus on sciences. I say thats a fantastic idea. Why don't you go and talk with your school councilors and ask them for their opinion. You can also go to the local university and talk to the councilors there. Many can offer you great advice. Whatever you decide to do, my best wishes on your wonderful future!

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