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Course Overview

In partnership with Ithaca College, students enrolled in this demanding one year program will gain exposure to a range of health careers from athletic training to physical therapy to speech pathology and more. By exploring the effects of exercise on human health, wellness and sports performance, students will gain greater understanding of the expectations for different careers through internships, community involvement, and independent research. Topics of study will include: anatomy, resistance training principles, mobility practices, and kinesiology. Students will design personal training programs as well as group fitness classes. Throughout the year, coursework and guest speakers will highlight various career paths in the sports and health sciences industry. New Visions students integrate their field experiences into their assignments, research projects, and discussions in the classroom.

Students will receive integrated high school academic credits for the following courses: English 12 Honors, Economics/Participation in Government Honors, Introduction to Kinesiology, Medical Terminology, and Physical Education upon completion of this program.

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Exercise Science & Human Performance Topics of Study

Topics of study will include:

  • anatomy

  • resistance training principles

  • mobility practices

  • kinesiology

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Exercise Science & Human Performance Career Fields

  • Recreational Therapy

  • Athletic Training

  • Sports Management

  • Physical Therapy

  • Physical Education or Health Teacher

  • Coaching

  • Fitness Instructor

  • Certified Personal Trainer

  • Gym Manager

  • Chiropractor

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach

  • Orthopedic Technician

  • Occupational Therapy

  • Speech Therapy

College Concurrrent Enrollment Credits


Tompkins-Cortland Community College Concurrent Enrollment :

-RECR 112 - Introduction to Kinesiology (3 credits)

-HLTH 104 - Medical Terminology I (3 credits),

-FITN 217 Cardio Conditioning (1 Credit) and

-FITN 215 Strength & Conditioning (1 credit) are earned upon completion of the program.

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