This program will educate and prepare the students for a career in an exercise science related field, whether it is physical therapy, athletic training, personal training, or any number of other healthcare fields. The students will have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience with athletic training and personal training. They will also have the opportunities to earn college credits and sit for the certification exam for personal training. This program is affiliated with HOSA-Future Health Professionals.

Skills and Traits Necessary for Success:

  • Read and comprehend directions
  • Apply academic information to practical skills
  • Communicate effectively verbally and in writing
  • Works well independently and in groups
  • Accepts critique from staff and students
  • Innovative problem solver
  • Capable of sequencing information into a logical progression
  • Cooperative attitude
  • Hard-working and self-motivated
  • Willingness to learn

Careers in Sports Medicine & Exercise Science:

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Physical Therapist
  • Orthopedic Physician
  • Strength and Conditioning Coach
  • Massage Therapist
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Sports Psychologist

College Credit Opportunities:

  • Cuyahoga Community College: Earn up to 10 credits that will transfer to any state school
  • CTAGs: Earn up to 6 credits

Industry Credentials:

  • National Academy of Sports Medicine-Certified Personal Trainer
  • First Aid/CPR/AED-Basic Life Support

Two-Year Program:

  • Grade 11: Exercise and Athletic Training, Athletic Injuries and Prevention
  • Grade 12: Fitness Evaluation and Assessment, Nutrition and Wellness

Instructor:

Casey R. Graham, MS, ATC, CSCS, NASM-CPT
c_graham@chuh.org