Community Health Education Associate in Arts (AA) - University Transfer Information

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Mr. Paul Swanson

(850) 484-2538
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Department Head
Ms. Susan Morgan
(850) 484-2137
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Introduction to the Community Health Education Associate in Arts (AA) - University Transfer Program

Provides the first two years of a baccalaureate degree for students who want to become a Physical Education Teacher.

Students should consult with an advisor at the college or university they plan to attend for the specific courses recommended by that institution. We strongly encourage you to contact the Pensacola State College History, Languages, and Social Sciences Department for assistance in planning your program of study.

Beyond Graduation . . .

This program is the first two years of a four-year degree focused on disease prevention and community wellness. Career settings include public and private health units and non-profit agencies dealing with public health issues such as cancer, heart disease, birth defects, obesity, substance abuse, child abuse, and sexually transmitted diseases.

Occupations

Recreation and Fitness Studies Teacher, Postsecondary

Teach courses pertaining to recreation, leisure, and fitness studies, including exercise physiology and facilities management. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Athlete and Sports Competitor

Compete in athletic events.

Coach and Scout

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in the fundamentals of sports. Demonstrate techniques and methods of participation. May evaluate athletes’ strengths and weaknesses as possible recruits or to improve the athletes’ technique to prepare them for competition. Those required to hold teaching degrees should be reported in the appropriate teaching category.

Athletic Trainer

Evaluate and advise individuals to assist recovery from or avoid athletic-related injuries or illnesses, or maintain peak physical fitness. May provide first aid or emergency care.

Fitness Trainer and Aerobics Instructor

Instruct or coach groups or individuals in exercise activities. Demonstrate techniques and form, observe participants, and explain to them corrective measures necessary to improve their skills.



Employment Trends

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Escambia/Santa Rosa Counties
Occupation
Health Educators
2015 Cur. Openings
90
2023 Prj. Openings
98
Est. Annual Openings
3.3
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$59,088.33
Occupation
Community Health Workers
2015 Cur. Openings
48
2023 Prj. Openings
54
Est. Annual Openings
2
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$33,225.46
Okaloosa / Walton Counties
Occupation
Health Educators
2015 Cur. Openings
25
2023 Prj. Openings
28
Est. Annual Openings
1
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$38,585.75
Occupation
Community Health Workers
2015 Cur. Openings
19
2023 Prj. Openings
25
Est. Annual Openings
1.3
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$39,148.89
All Florida Counties
Occupation
Health Educators
2015 Cur. Openings
3119
2023 Prj. Openings
3610
Est. Annual Openings
141.4
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$42,527.75
Occupation
Community Health Workers
2015 Cur. Openings
2503
2023 Prj. Openings
2989
Est. Annual Openings
125
2015 Avg. Median Salary
$31,556.88


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