In this program you will:
- Students will administer lab and field tests of cardiovascular endurance, body composition, joint flexibility and muscular strength, power, and endurance.
- Will apply procedures and techniques used in athletic training and in the care and rehabilitation of athletic injuries and therapeutic exercise.
- Learn clinical and field evaluative processes, injury prevention techniques, conditioning techniques, treatment, taping, bracing, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries and conditions.
- Students will design and implement conditioning programs, including nutritional considerations and ergogenic aids.
Certifications: CPR-First Aid, American Council of Exercise (ACE) Group Fitness Instructor, AMCA Physical Therapy Aide
College Credit: Earn up to nine semester hours of college credit in Medical Terminology, Fitness and Health Foundations, and Introduction to Exercise Science.
Career paths: Physical Therapy, Athletic Training, Personal Training, Radiology Technician, and Physician’s Assistant (post-secondary education required for some occupations).