Exercise Sciences and Rehab Therapy

Instructor: Dr. Ashley Gray, DAT, LAT, ATC

Email: agray@cmths.org

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Course Description

CIP Code: 51.2604

Rehabilitation Aide

 

The Exercise & Rehabilitation Sciences program is a 2-year program for 11th and 12th grade students and designed for a number of technical fields related to kinesiology.

 

Instruction includes theory and applications related to strength training and high intensity training, weight management, nutrition, resistance training, exercise programming, exercise physiology, mental health and wellness, pathophysiology, athletic training, injury recognition and management, rehabilitation and restorative care, medical terminology.

 

Students will learn to design safe and effective exercise prescriptions, conduct individual exercise programs, and fitness testing. Students with an eager aptitude for the sciences, specifically Biology, will thrive in this program.

 

Students will prepare for employment in a wide variety of settings that includes assisted care living facilities, fitness clubs, hospitals, corporate wellness programs, strength and conditioning, and clinical rehabilitation programs. In addition, the program serves as a strong foundation for students wishing to pursue advanced degrees in the field of exercise science or enter professional disciplines such as physical or occupational therapy.  Specific healthcare certifications, and dual-enrollment college credit and clinical opportunities are included in the program.

Course Content

Topics of study include

  • Anatomy and Physiology

  • First Aid and CPR

  • Evaluation and Assessment of Injuries

  • Taping and Bracing

  • Therapeutic Exercise and Restorative Care

  • Nutrition and Weight Management

  • Strength and Conditioning

  • Medical Terminology and Documentation

  • Exercise Physiology

Required Uniform & Materials

The CMTHS Required Exercise Science and Rehab Therapy Uniform can be ordered HERE.

  • TBA Athletic Sneakers

  • Appropriate athletic pants

  • Watch with a second hand or stopwatch

  • School supplies: 3 inch 3-ring binder, black/blue pens, flash drive, 3x5 index cards

 

Additional Requirements:

Related Occupations

  • Physical Therapist

  • Physical Therapy Assistant

  • Occupational Therapist

  • Athletic Trainer

  • Personal Trainer

  • Nutritionist

  • Strength and Conditioning Coach

  • Speech Language Pathologist

  • Physical Therapy Aide

Potential Certifications

Students in the Exercise Sciences & Rehab Therapy Program may earn the following certifications:

  • Personal Training Certification (ACSM)

  • CareerSafe OSHA Certification for Healthcare workers

  • Emergency Care and Safety Institute (ECSI) Certifications for the following:

    • First Aid

    • Healthcare Provider CPR

    • Sports First Aid and Injury Prevention

    • Standard First Aid, CPR, and AED

Post-Secondary Education

Recent graduates from the Exercise Sciences and Rehab Therapy program may attend:

  • Montgomery County Community College

  • West Chester University

  • Neumann College

  • PA School of Muscle Therapy

  • Gwynedd Mercy College

  • Harcum College

Dual Enrollment with MCCC

The Exercise Science and Rehabilitation Therapy Program is a Dual Enrollment Class with Montgomery County Community College (MCCC). MCCC has approved our instructor, Dr. Ashley Gray, as an adjunct professor. As a result, students will receive transcripted college credit(s) that can be used to continue their post-secondary education at MCCC or any number of institutions. Students must earn a grade of "B"or higher to receive the credit(s). Exercise Science and Rehabilitation Therapy students can earn credit at MCCC towards ESW 236 - Personal Health and Wellness.