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Exercise Science & Physical Therapy Tech

Students will study the core concepts from the fields of athletic and fitness training and Pre-Physical Therapy. Areas of emphasis include anatomy and physiology, athletic injuries, prevention, and rehabilitation, basic treatment and therapeutic methods, and personal wellness and nutritional coaching. Students who successfully complete the program can take exams to become Certified Personal Trainers through the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and/or Physical Therapy Technicians through the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA).

Exercise Science & Physical Therapy Tech Instructor

Phillip Bellotta

Phone: 330-729-4100 EXT: 1508


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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

College Connection

Exercise Science & Physical Therapy Tech 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.

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Career Resources

Exercise Science & Physical Therapy Tech Career Options

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

Exercise Science & Physical Therapy Tech Industry Credentials

Exercise Science students will be elegible to earn credits in:

  • Personal Trainer (3 credits)
  • EMT (12 credits)
  • CPR (1 credit)
  • OSHA (1 credit)
  • Physical Therapy Tech

Exercise Science & Physical Therapy Tech Industry Organization

HOSA future health professionals

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.

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7300 North Palmyra Rd., Canfield, OH 44406

High School - 330-729-4000 Adult Division - 330-729-4100

The MCCTC offers a group of passionate professionals ready to help you begin your career. Since 1972, MCCTC has provided thousands of students with the education to lead a successful career and life. Once enrolled in one of our diverse programs, your options and potential are limitless.

The Mahoning County Career and Technical Center offers adults an opportunity to start or advance in a career. MCCTC Adult Career Center offers Industry Credential Programs, professional development classes and other courses to put you on the right track.

Governing Board Members

  • Mrs. Marie Dockry, President
  • Ms. Beth Donofrio, Vice-President
  • Mr. Ronald Shives, Board Member
  • Jeffery Good, Board Member
  • Mr. Richard S. Scarsella, Board Member
  • Mr. Michael Stanko, Board Member
  • Attorney Kathi McNabb-Welsh, Board Member
  • John Zehentbauer - Superintendent

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