Recreation, sports and fitness policy researchers, consultants and program officers (NOC 4167)

About this job

People in this occupation:

  • oversee and manage recreation, sports and fitness programs and activities
  • offer consultation, do research and develop programs and policies related to recreation, sports and physical fitness
  • work for federal, provincial and municipal governments, recreation, sports, fitness and health-care facilities, retirement homes, community centres, sports and fitness consulting firms and organizations
  • may be self-employed
Common job titles
  • co-ordinator, community recreation / leisure
  • fitness program consultant / supervisor
  • leisure analyst / co-ordinator
  • policy analyst, recreation / fitness
  • recreation consultant / co-ordinator
  • recreationist / recreologist
  • co-ordinator, community recreation / leisure
  • fitness program consultant / supervisor
  • leisure analyst / co-ordinator
  • policy analyst, recreation / fitness
  • recreation consultant / co-ordinator
  • recreationist / recreologist

Duties

Exercise therapists:

  • give fitness tests and assessments, and design, develop and deliver rehabilitative exercise programs in occupational and related health settings

Fitness appraisers:

  • give fitness tests and assessments, and design, develop and deliver fitness counselling

Fitness consultants:

  • offer expert advice and consulting services to community groups, corporations, schools and other organizations in the design and development of fitness programs and activities
  • may write proposals and press statements for corporations, industry and the fitness community

Kinesiologists:

  • run fitness and human movement tests and assessments
  • design and set up programs to maintain, rehabilitate or enhance movement and performance in the areas of sports, recreation, work and exercise

Recreation and sports program consultants

  • offer expert advice and consulting service to communities, corporations, institutions and other organizations in the design and development of recreation programs and activities

Recreation, sports and fitness policy analysts:

  • do research and develop government policies related to recreation, sports, fitness and athletic safety and standards

Recreation, sports and fitness program supervisors:

  • develop, plan and coordinate sports, fitness and recreation programs, and special sporting events

 

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in a conventional indoor office, fitness or recreational setting.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Recreation, sports and fitness program supervisors may progress to recreation, sports and fitness management positions with experience.

Movement among recreation, sports and fitness consultants may be restricted within individual area of expertise.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.