PROFESSIONAL INSERTION OF THE GRADUATES FROM A PHYSICAL EDUCATION COURSE WITH EMPHASIS ON HEALTH TRAINING
Abstract The objectives of the study were to understand the employability of the graduates from a Physical Education course with emphasis on health training from the perspective of the Unified Health System and to analyze the relationship between this insertion and the interdisciplinary and interprofessional training proposed by the institution – in this case, the Federal University of São Paulo – Baixada Santista Campus , São Paulo, Brazil. For that, in 2012, an exploratory qualitative research was developed, which analyzed part of the database of a study that aimed to evaluate the interprofessional education project in the health training program of the institution. From the total sample of this research (107 volunteers), 15 graduates from the Physical Education course, formed in the 1st and 2nd classes, were included in the study. Data analysis was performed by a posteriori categories. The results showed that the graduates were inserted in areas common to Physical Education (gymnastic academies, personal trainer, physical evaluation, among others), in postgraduation and, less frequently, in the Unified Health System environment. It is concluded that the employability of Physical Education professionals in the Unified Health System is still small, even for a course with this emphasis.