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Exercise Sciences and Rehabilitation Therapy

Instructor: Mr. Michael Smith, PTA


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Course Description

CIP Code: 51.2604

Rehabilitation Aide


The Exercise Sciences and Rehabilitation Therapy 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 Sciences and Rehabilitation Therapy Uniform can be ordered HERE.

  • Blue Polo top with Khakis for class

  • Blue/Gray t-shirt alone with athletic shorts/pants for lab

  • Appropriate athletic shoes/sneakers


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 and Rehabilitation Therapy Program may earn the following certifications:

  • Personal Training Certification (ACSM)

  • 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

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