Sports Exercise Therapy - NEW

new program coming fall of 2020

Sports Exercise Therapy introduces students to fitness, athletic training, exercise science, sports medicine, personal training, and rehabilitation. Students will be prepared to work as a physical therapy aid and/or certified personal trainer, or move on to college for further study of athletic training, exercise science, physical therapy, or occupational therapy.
Students will..
  • Learn to use professional equipment and the newest techniques to gain hands on skills with injury prevention and rehabilitation. 
  • Assess an individual's overall health, fitness, and nutrition status to develop a personal improvement plan. 
  • Explore a wide-range of sports medicine and fitness careers through practical lab experiences. 
  • Learn to use physical therapy, injury recognition, and sports-specific exercises to train the physically active. 
  • Learn how to help people live healthier lives through exercise, rehabilitation, and nutrition.  
Students will learn the following skills:
Measure pulse and blood pressure
Resistance Training
Stretching Techniques
Nutrition Management
Goniometer Measurements
Splinting/Taping Injuries
Fitness Assessments 
POTENTIAL CAREERS
Physical Therapy
Certified Trainer
Occupational Therapy
Exercise Science
Athletic Trainer
Sports Medicine
Biomechanics
Kinesiology

INDUSTRY CERTIFICATIONS
ACE
AMCA 
AHA: CPR /First Aid
OSHA 10 hour General Industry (Healthcare)
NHA: EKG

CAREER TECHNICAL ORGANIZATION
HOSA -- Health Occupations Students of America

COLLEGE CREDIT OPTIONS
Vantage Career Center has partnered with Northwest State Community College to offer courses both online and in our building. These are part of College Credit Plus. Students can also opt to attend local campuses to meet academic requirements. Contact Student Services for more information.  

Career Pathways

A Career Pathway is a collective look at education and training, wage and outlook information for related occupations.  The Vantage Sports Exercise Therapy program can be part of the Career Pathways listed below. Whether a student is interested in going to college, getting a certificate or working right after high school, career pathways can be customized for any ambition or plan. 
These career pathways were developed around Ohio’s in-demand occupations, according to the July 2015 In-Demand Occupations. Secondary and post-secondary courses reflect career-tech programs approved by the Ohio Department of Education and Ohio Board of Regents. For additional career planning resources, visit OhioMeansJobs.com.

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Contact Us

Please contact any of the individuals listed below to get more information about the program. 
Wendy Baumle
Wendy Baumle
Sports Exercise Therapy
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2136
Paula VanTilburg
Paula VanTilburg
Career Tech Supervisor
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2146
Tonya Temple
Tonya Temple
Student Services Supervisor
Office: 419-238-5411 x 2160