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Exercise Science and Sports Medicine

Program Description

This program prepares students for careers in exercise and rehabilitative procedures fields. While learning about anatomy and physiology, medical terms and patient injury assessment, students gain skills in athletic injury rehabilitation, emergency response methods, first aid and professional rescuer CPR. Students additionally learn how to design and implement exercise programs and perform client health history assessment testing.

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Skills Taught

  • Athletic Injury Rehabilitation
  • Emergency Response Methods
  • First Aid and Professional Rescuer CPR (Adult, Child, and Infant)
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Patient Injury Assessment
  • Exercise Program Design and Implementation
  • Client Health History Assessment Testing

Career-Based Learning Opportunities

  • Job Shadows of Professional and College Sports Teams
  • Internship Opportunities that could include YEP Fitness, YMCA, Girls and Boys Clubs, Sports Physical Therapy Clinic, Children's’ Hospital Sports Medicine, Drake Hospital Aquatic Therapy, Mercy Fairfield Aquatic Centers, Lean Styles Health & Fitness
  • Related Volunteer Opportunities with CPS and Regional Sports Events

Credentials and College Credit Opportunities

  • CPR/First Aid
  • American Council on Exercise (ACE) Personal Trainer Certification
  • ACE Group Fitness Instruction Certification
  • ACE WaterArt Therapy Instructor Certification
  • OSHA 10-Hour General Industry, Safety and Health Certification
  • National Career Readiness Certificate (WorkKeys)
  • Up to three college credits available in:
    • Medical Terminology

Career Opportunities

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Personal Trainer
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Medical Massage Therapist
  • Health and Wellness Coordinator
  • Nutrition Specialist

Student Organizations/Key Affiliations

  • Skills USA


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