Wellness, Exercise and Nutrition

The key to preventing disease and promoting good health is through moderate exercise and a healthy diet.

The professionals responsible for guiding individuals toward a proper exercise and diet regimen are trained in wellness, exercise and nutrition. They can work as certified personal trainers, health educators, massage therapists and dieticians or nutritionists.

Most careers in health and wellness require either an associate degree or a bachelor’s degree. Common coursework includes medical nutrition, healthy eating and exercise techniques, anatomy and physiology, biology and immune system functioning.

Professionals in the health and wellness field can work for hospitals, nursing homes, treatment facilities and wellness centers or gyms. Demand for wellness, exercise and nutrition workers is expected to grow by 21 percent over the next decade, according to data provided by the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

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