Exercise Science

Exercise Science

Exercise Science introduces students to fitness, athletic training, strength & conditioning therapy, and rehabilitation. Students learn to use physical therapy, injury recognition, and sport-specific exercises to train the physically active.

Excellent interpersonal communication skills are needed to coach and motivate patients, athletes, and clients to use exercise equipment and techniques. Total fitness through proper weight management and nutrition and the use of exercise are also important aspects of the course.

Skills Learned

  • How to measure Pulse and Blood Pressure
  • Resistance Training Skills
  • Stretching Techniques
  • Nutrition Management
  • Goniometer Measurements
  • Splinting/Taping Injuries
  • Fitness Assessments

Field Trips & Outings

  • Ohio State Sports Medicine
  • Cincinnati Bengals
  • Local Schools
  • YMCA


Entry-Level Career Opportunities

  • Personal Trainer
  • Group Exercise Instructor
  • Physical Therapy Aide

Advanced Career Opportunities

  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Health Promotion
  • Wellness Coach
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Biomechanist
  • Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Dietitian/Sports Nutritionist
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Teacher - Physical & Health Education
  • Physical therapist | PT Assistant
  • Occupational therapist | OT Assistant
  • Researcher
  • Medical doctor

Earning Potential

  • Exercise Physiologists
    13% projected to growth 2016-26
    $36,138 Average Salary
  • Athletic Trainers 
    23% projected growth 2016-26
    $44,755 Average Salary
  • Physical Therapists
    28% projected growth 2016-26
    $86,520 Average salary 

Certifications Earned

  • CPR | AED
  • First Aid
  • ACMA Physical Therapy Aide 

College Agreements

Edison State Community College - up to 7 Semester Hours
Sinclair Community College - up to 8 Semester Hours
CTAG Credits Available 

Our Instructor

Megan Geise, Level l & ll Instructor
937.778.1980 x704
All students in this program are also members of the Upper Valley Career Center Skills USA Chapter.

Skills USA Mission:
SkillsUSA empowers its members to become world-class workers, leaders and responsible American citizens. SkillsUSA improves the quality of our nation’s future skilled workforce through the development of Framework skills that include personal, workplace and technical skills grounded in academics.
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