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.
How to measure Pulse and Blood Pressure
Resistance Training Skills
Field Trips & Outings
Ohio State Sports Medicine
Entry-Level Career Opportunities
Group Exercise Instructor
Physical Therapy Aide
Advanced Career Opportunities
Cardiopulmonary Rehabilitation Specialist
Strength and Conditioning Coach
Teacher - Physical & Health Education
Physical therapist | PT Assistant
Occupational therapist | OT Assistant
13% projected to growth 2016-26
$36,138 Average Salary
23% projected growth 2016-26
$44,755 Average Salary
28% projected growth 2016-26
$86,520 Average salary
CPR | AED
ACMA Physical Therapy Aide
Edison State Community College - up to 7 Semester Hours
Sinclair Community College - up to 8 Semester Hours
CTAG Credits Available
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.