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Sports Health & Fitness

Sports Health & Fitness

Fitness First

Students in the Sports, Health and Fitness program will learn the basics of how the body functions. In-depth understanding of this concept allows our students to better understand how sports-related injuries occur and how to treat them. You will be on the front line during lessons about strength and conditioning. Check out how health, wellness and nutrition are directly connected to sports and fitness management. Experience, first-hand, our brand-new exercise facility. Learn how to take care of your own body, become stronger and teach others to do the same. Tackle classes like exercise physiology and biochemistry in a fun and enjoyable environment. Our industry-certified instructor will walk through this program every healthy step of the way.

You will learn how to use:
• CPR and AED training devices                                        **Some courses**
• Blood pressure cuffs                                                          also qualify as
• Free weights and machines                                              college credit!
• Bikes, treadmills and ellipticals
• Body composition and analysis tools
• Stethoscopes
• Anatomical charts and models
• Tape, bandages and splintering materials
• Rehabilitation equipment

College or Trade School Program Options for Sports, Health and Fitness High School Majors

Lorain High’s Sports, Health and Fitness curriculum prepares you for entry into secondary education degree programs in physical therapy, physical therapy assisting, occupational therapy, occupational therapy assisting, athletic training, personal training or strength and conditioning specialist. You can choose either a trade school or traditional college to complete a certification or go into an associate, bachelor’s or master’s level programs.

Estimated time of completion for a full-time student:
  • Associate degree | Two years
  • Bachelor’s degree | Four years
  • Master’s degree | Six years
Career Possibilities

Multiple career options exist for students in this field of study. Some careers require certification completion, while others require higherlevel degrees. Possible job titles for you after college could be physical therapist, physical therapy assistant, occupational therapist, occupational therapist assistant, athletic trainer, personal trainer, strength and conditioning specialist. Visit the Bureau of Labor Statistics @ www.bls.gov and type in your career area of interest for the most up-to-date information on these careers, pay scale, employment outlook and more.
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