ERIC Number: ED262016
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985-Apr-17
Reference Count: 0
Necessary Competencies for Corporate Wellness Professionals.
Gorman, Dean R.; And Others
A research study attempted to identify necessary components of a strong corporate wellness training program and to establish a sound research base from which valid curricular decisions could be made concerning program design. Responses from a 52-item questionnaire were received from 248 corporate wellness professionals. Results indicated that the respondents felt the five most important areas of knowledge for their work were: (1) principles of exercise and conditioning; (2) exercise prescription and individual program planning; (3) CPR certification; (4) program planning and administration; and (5) exercise physiology. It is recommended that strong professional preparation programs for wellness professions include competencies and experiences in the following areas: communication, management, counseling, report writing, marketing, psychology, injury care and prevention, exercises for special populations, and elementary word processing. Trained corporate wellness professionals should also be encouraged to participate in professional organizations and enroll in a masters degree program. The survey instrument is appended. (JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the National Convention of the American Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (Atlanta, GA, April 17-21, 1985).