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).
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
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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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
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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