• Health Science Career Cluster

    SPORTS THERAPY & EXERCISE MANAGEMENT
     Instructor: Sean Castineira

    CIP Code: 51.2604

     

     
     
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    The Sports Therapy & Exercise Management program is designed to prepare students for a number of technical fields related to kinesiology. Instruction includes theory and applications related to: strength training and high intensity training, weight management, nutrition, resistance training, exercise programming, exercise physiology, mental health and wellness, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, athletic training, injury recognition and management, rehabilitation and restorative care, and medical terminology. Students will learn to design safe and effective exercise prescriptions, conduct individual exercise programs, and fitness testing.  Students will be prepared for employment in a wide variety of settings that include fitness clubs, hospitals, corporate wellness programs, strength and conditioning, and clinical rehabilitation programs. In addition, the program serves as a strong foundation for students wishing to pursue advanced degrees in the field of exercise science or enter professional disciplines such as physical or occupational therapy.


     

    AVAILABLE INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS

    American Heart Association Heartsaver CPR and AED

    American Red Cross First Aid

    Personal Fitness Trainer

     

    COLLEGE ADVANCED CREDITS

    Coming soon

     

    PROGRAM RECOMMENDATIONS

    Laboratory science

    Mathematics fundamentals

    Read and interpret technical material at grade level

     

    PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS/ESTIMATED COSTS

    Activity fees (approximately $25)

    Annual clearances, including PA Child Abuse History Clearance, PA Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Background Check (approximately $50)

    Appropriate uniform attire (approximately $50)

    Physical examination, including Hepatitis B and Tuberculin Skin Test (at student’s expense)

    Workbooks (approximately $30)

     
    Sports Therapy & Exercise Management Career Wheel