Exercise Science & Rehabilitation Services Career & Technical Program (New 2021-2022)

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    The Exercise Science & Rehabilitation Services prepares individuals to assist in rehabilitation services under the supervision of physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and other therapeutic professionals, and to perform routine functions in support of rehabilitation. Includes instruction in roles and responsibilities of rehabilitation providers, basic function of the human body, disabling conditions, therapeutic skills, client management, and communication skills.

    “Exercise Therapy & Sports Science” is for high school students interested in pursuing careers in Sports Medicine, Athletic Training, Physical Therapy, Occupational Therapy, Exercise Physiology, Fitness Training, and Nutrition. The salary ranges for these careers range from $27,000-$205,000 depending on the level of post-secondary education and career choice. Students who complete this program could potentially earn certifications in the following areas: Personal Training, First Aid, CPR, and AED. The projected job growth for occupations related to this program is up to 33% higher than the average growth rate for all careers!

    Core Curriculum

    Legal and Ethical Issues, Communication, Infection Control, Disaster Preparedness, Emergency Care and First Aide, Human Needs and Development, Moving, Lifting, Positioning and Body Mechanics, Nutrition and Hydration, Basic Clinical Skills, Mental Health and Wellness, Rehabilitation and Restorative Care, Medical Terminology, Administrative Skills, Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology, Mathematics in Rehabilitative Care and Concussion Management.

    Industry Certifications

    OSHA-10

    First Aid

    AHA BLS CPR/AED

    Physical Therapy Aide Certification-American Medical Certification Association (AMCA)

    Certified Personal Trainer-American College of Sports Medicine  (ACSM))

    Career Opportunities

    Sports Medicine Physician

    Physical Therapist (Assistant; Aide)

    Occupational Therapist (Assistant; Aide)

    Licensed Massage Therapist

    Certified Athletic Trainer

    Exercise Physiologists

    Fitness Trainers & Instructors

    Registered Dietitian & Nutritionists