sports and exercise science

Sports and Exercise Science (NEW!)

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    If you are interested in sports, exercise, conditioning, nutrition and fitness, this new program is for you! Our pathways can lead you to careers in personal fitness, athletic training or therapeutic careers. This challenging program provides instruction into techniques approved by the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) and the National Strength and Conditioning Association. Greene County Career Center commitment to the program includes the development of a state-of-the-art fitness/workout facility complete with diagnostic and therapeutic equipment. You will learn how to create exercise and fitness plans for adults and children.  You don’t have to be an athlete to apply for Sports and Exercise Science. Students who care for others and have a strong interest in human anatomy, science and math can excel in this career field. The two-year course of study will be broken down into exercise and athletic training; nutrition and wellness, fitness evaluation and assessment and athletic injuries and prevention.

    Career Opportunities

    ENTRY LEVEL
    Personal Trainer
    Group Exercise Instructor

    ADVANCED POSITIONS
    Exercise Physiologist
    Wellness Coach
    Biomechanist
    Athletic Trainer
    Physical Therapy Assistant
    Physical Therapist
    Physical Education Teacher
    Occupational Therapy Assistant
    Occupational Therapist
    Strength and Conditioning Coach
    Rehabilitation Specialists
    Certifications and
    Credentials
    First Aid
    CPR

    Did You Know?
    According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, it is projected that a 29 percent increase in employment is expected over the 2008 to 2018 decade. This rate of employment is much is faster than the national average for all occupations with the demand attributed to several factors. An aging population and growing concern over health will increase the need for qualified health and fitness professionals.

    (Source: www.heathcareerweb.com) College Connections Greene County Career Center is working with area colleges and universities to establish internship, college credit and scholarship opportunities for this new program.

    Contact: Janet Baughn, Career Counselor, at jbaughn@greeneccc.com.

     

     

     

     

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