How do we know there is a need for Exercise Science professionals?
Employment of fitness professionals is expected to grow faster than the average. This is driven by an increase in physical fitness opportunities due to:
Individuals spending more time and money on recreation, fitness and leisure
Businesses recognizing the need for recreation, fitness and wellness programs
America’s aging population
Rising obesity levels
Growing competition in athletics
What are some of the things I would do/learn junior year?
Careers opportunities under the exercise science umbrella
Introduction to health and wellness
Bones, joints, muscles
Working out with various equipment, such as BOSU, stability ball, no equipment, Thera-bands, medicine balls, etc.
Muscles at work, such as types of muscle contraction, strength development, etc.
Performance enhancing substance use and abuse
Proper weight lifting procedures and muscles worked
What are some of the things I would do/learn senior year?
Evaluation in the field of fitness
Planning and implementing workouts with weights, BOSU ball, stability ball, etc.
Nutrition and healthy weight management
Prevention, recognition, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries
In-class internships at various locations, such as Miami Valley South, Primary Village South PE, Dixie Chiropractic, Bethany Village, etc.
Aquatic unit at Recreation Center (we actually get in the pool)
What are some examples of projects we do?
Showcase - similar to a science fair but work/compete in small groups against Exercise Science programs from other schools
Muscle manual - learn specifics about 50 main muscles of the body
Labs - taping, elastic bandaging, workouts, therapeutic modalities
Research and present concerning topics such as careers, alternative health care, ergogenic aids, weight machines, athletic injuries
4-week training program
Personal nutrition evaluation
How will I benefit from taking Exercise Science, Sport and Recreation Health Care Tech Prep?
Students will qualify for college credit (earn up to 19 college credit hours), a $3,000 scholarship, advanced standing and numerous internship opportunities.
What are the possible college credits that can be earned?
Human Biology - Bio 1107 (4 credits) - taken in the Exercise Science block during junior year with Mr. Cary; requires an average passing grade on five online tests administered in class
Intro to Healthcare Delivery - ALH 1101 (2 credits) - taken throughout the junior year; consists of online course work and quizzes
Intro to Exercise Science - ENS 1116 (3 credits) - receives credit for the course upon successful completion the Exercise Science program
First Aid and CPR - ENS 1110 (2 credits) - we will work with the fire department to become certified in first aid and CPR
Basic Athletic Training - ENS 2312 (3 credits) - offered during senior year block entailing two tests, two quizzes and two article reviews
Beginning Algebra - MAT 1270 (3 credits) - completed senior year and entails two midterms and a final exam; students complete several practice tests to prepare properly
Medical Terminology - HIM 1101 (2 credits) - completed senior year and entails five online exams
When you graduate and complete the program, these credits will be on a transcript provided by Sinclair Community College. What are some possible career areas I could pursue?
Phlebotomist, Radiology Aide, Nurse Aide, Dental Assistant, Medical Assistant, Personal Trainer, Home Health Aide
After Associate Degree
LPN, Dental Assist, Dental Hygienist, Dietetic Technician, Physical Therapy Assistant, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Paramedic/EMT, Pharmacy Tech, Medical Lab Tech, Surgical Tech, Sonographer/Radiographer
After Bachelor’s Degree
Registered Nurse (BSN), Dietician, Respiratory Therapist, Speech/Language Pathologist, Audiologist, Athletic Trainer, Registered Dietician, Medical Technologist
Beyond Bachelor’s Degree
Dentist, Physical Therapist, Occupational Therapist, Optometrist, Physician Assistant, Physician, Nurse Practitioner, Ophthalmologist, Veterinarian, Exercise Physiologist, Chiropractor, Pharmacist, Radiologist, Pathologist
Possible Work Settings
Health Clubs, Recreation Centers, Laboratories, Schools or Universities, Military, Sports Equipment Retailers, Private Homes, Community Outreach Programs, Cruise Ships, Police, Fire, EMS, Health Care Facilities (hospitals, extended care facilities, retirement facilities), Corporate or Community Fitness Centers What do I have to do to Apply for the CHS Exercise Science, Sport, and Recreation Health Care Tech Prep program?
Fill out the application in advisory and check the Exercise Science box. Return the application to your advisor or the Career Education office as soon as possible. After that, Mrs. Whitaker will contact you through advisory to sign up for an interview time. If you have any further questions or need more information about the program, feel free to speak with Mrs. Whitaker in C260 or