The exercise science pathway includes training in sports and recreational health care. Students who enjoy learning about fitness, athletic injuries and prevention, and proper nutrition will benefit from this pathway.
The course will cover the folllowing subjects:
- Strength and conditioning, flexibility, speed and agility techniques
- Nutrition and exercise program design
- Physical theraphy and rehab concepts
- Taping and bandaging techniques
Students in this program will learn:
- Human anatomy and physiology
- Health appraisal and fitness testing
- Exercise programming
- Nutrition and weight management
- Injury recognition and prevention
- Rehabilitation techniques and safety practices
Higher Education Options
Students enrolled in Exercise Science need to take anatomy and physiology, preferably as juniors, as part of their college prep curriculum. Students may earn credit if they meet the post-secondary schools criteria, and requirements.
Articulation Agreements with the following institutions:
- University of Akron
- Youngstown State University
- Kent State University
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Students who have completed this program are prepared for careers as:
- Athletic trainer
- Fitness instructor
- Personal trainer
- Physical education teacher
- Recreation director
- Sports medicine
- Physical therapy
- Nutrition counselor
A graduate will earn Health Care Provider CPR, First Aid, and OHSA 10 accreditation.
The purpose of the HOSA organization is to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program.