342-Sports and fitness workers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Sports and fitness workers
ISCO Code: 
Job Description: 
Sports and fitness workers prepare for and compete in sporting events for financial gain, train amateur and professional sportsmen and women to enhance performance, promote participation and standards in sport, organize and officiate sporting events, and provide instruction, training and supervision for various forms of exercise and other recreational activities.

Main Tasks include -

  • participating in competitive sporting events
  • conducting sports training to develop ability in and knowledge of the sport
  • compiling rules concerning the conduct of sporting competitions, and controlling the progress of these events
  • planning, organizing and conducting practice sessions
  • developing and designing fitness programmes
  • delivering group exercise classes and personal tuition in a variety of fitness activities
  • promoting sports and sports skills development, and overseeing the participation of young people in sport.

Occupations in this minor group are classified into the following unit groups:

3421 Athletes and sports players
3422 Sports coaches, instructors and officials
3423 Fitness and recreation instructors and program leaders