Sports Medicine and Exercise Science

Health Science Career PathwaySport Medicine


Is SPORTS MEDICINE & EXERCISE SCIENCE for you?

Would you like to...

  • Use advanced exercise equipment and techniques designed to motivate patients, athletes, and clients
  • Teach the importance of total fitness through proper nutrition and exercise
  • Apply physical therapy, injury recognition, and athletic training to enhance rehabilitation

In this lab you need to be/have:

  • Passion to work with others
  • Good science and math skills
  • Work ethic
  • Willing to work flexible hours

IN SPORTS MEDICINE & EXERCISE SCIENCE YOU WILL EARN CERTIFICATION IN:

  1. First Aid Certification
  2. CPR Certification
  3. AED Certification

SKILLS TAUGHT IN SPORTS MEDICINE & EXERCISE SCIENCE:

  • Injury Recognition & Prevention
  • Exercise Programming
  • Nutrition & Weight Management
  • Employability Traits

TYPICAL WAGES FOR JOBS IN THIS FIELD:

Physical Therapy Assistant $51,040
Occupational Therapy Assist. $52,040
Athletic Trainer $42,400

* Ohio Career Information System, 2010
* May require post-high school degrees

CAREER OPTIONS OPEN WITH THIS CERTIFICATION:

  • You will be trained in all the skills necessary to become a NASM Personal Trainer, to obtain that certification; you will need to pass an exam offered offsite. To take the exam you must be 18 years of age or older.

CAREER OPTIONS WITH ADDITIONAL TRAINING / EDUCATION:

  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Physical Therapist (Masters/DR)
  • Athletic Coach
  • Fitness Director
  • Teacher
  • Strength & Conditioning Coach

ARTICULATED AGREEMENTS

  • North Central State College
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