This new CTE course will provide students with a foundation to pursue post-secondary degrees and professional certifications in the athletic and health-related fields.  The course will explore the science of human health through designing a systematic approach to exercise and conditioning.  Students will learn the parameters of fitness training including: resistance training, body fat and weight loss, nutrition, flexibility, agility, and more.  Exercise Science students will be able to design, implement, modify, track and update personal fitness training programs based on individual needs.

 

Anticipated Course Content

  • Equipment Orientation and Safety Procedures
  • Injury Prevention and First Aid/CPR
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Nutrition
  • Cardiovascular Training
  • Strength and Circuit Training
  • Fitness Screening and Evaluation
  • Wellness
  • Weight Management
  • Flexibility and Range of Motion
  • Professional certifications – CPR/First Aid, American Council on Exercise (ACE)

 

Program Considerations

  • Ability to apply problem solving skills to meet client fitness needs
  • Ability to work independently and as a team member
  • Ability to work in close proximity with people
  • Adhere to safety, hygiene, confidentiality and ethical standards
  • Be able to communicate verbally and in writing
  • Ability to lift a minimum of 25 lbs. unaided
  • Ability to follow multi-step directions

 

Related College Studies and Employment Opportunities

Recreation Studies

Occupational Therapy or Occupational Therapy Assistant

Physical Therapy or Physical Therapy Assistant

Exercise Science

Athletic Training

Coaching

Nutritionist

Certified Personal Trainer

Group Exercise Instructor