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Sports Medicine

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Our Instructor

Megan Geise, Level l & ll Instructor
geisem@uppervalleycc.org
937.778.1980 x704

student info

What We Do in Sports Medicine

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Sports Medicine 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

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Career Development

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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 SImagealary

  • Physical Therapists
    28% projected growth 2016-26
    $86,520 Average salary 

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.

Skills USA

Work-Based Learning Opportunities

Students who qualify have the opportunity to participate in one of three options for career development during their senior year. All three programs allow students to work within their career field while attending school on a modified schedule, so you they gain skills, experience and competitive wages.

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Field Trips & Outings

  • Ohio State Sports Medicine

  • Cincinnati Bengals

  • Local Schools

  • YMCA

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 

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