Sports Medicine and Exercise Science

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?Sports Med Icon

In this lab you need to have:

  • Passion to work with others
  • Good science and math skills
  • Strong work ethic
  • Willingness 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. You must be 18 years of age or older to take the exam.

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 CoachSports Medicine and Exercise Science

ARTICULATED AGREEMENTS

  • North Central State College
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