Athletic Health Care and Fitness Tech Prep


This hands-on program provides knowledge and real-life experiences in the prevention, recognition, treatment, rehabilitation and administration of athletic, as well as other common injuries. Under the direction of a certified and state-licensed athletic trainer, students develop both basic and advanced skills in the classroom and lab setting during the first year of the program. Two credits of Anatomy and Physiology are also earned in the two years of the program under the direction of a licensed science teacher with extensive experience coaching and participating in a wide variety of sports.

Instruction in the second year focuses on individual career exploration in which students have the opportunity to work and learn outside of the classroom with local professionals in medical, clinical and fitness facilities.  Application of knowledge, program design, and evaluation techniques are emphasized.

This program is well-suited to individuals who have career interests in athletic training and fitness, physical therapy, exercise science, medicine, strength/conditioning, nutrition, paramedic/firefighting, and medical specialties.  Students have the ability to earn post-secondary credits when available.



COURSE:Athletic Health Care and Fitness
GRADE LEVEL:10, 11, 12
LENGTH:Two years
CREDIT at Kent:
Level I – Adv Anatomy and Physiology 1; Tech Theory 1; Lab 1.
Level II – Adv Anatomy and Physiology 1; Tech Theory 1; Lab 1.
Are you looking for an educational experience that is fun, exciting and fast-paced?  Look no further than Athletic Health Care and Fitness.  This program will provide knowledge and real life experiences in recognizing, initially treating and rehabilitating athletic injuries.  Under the direction of a licensed athletic trainer, students will assist injured athletes from the onset of injury to their full return to competition.  Students will also learn about prevention of injury through the practice of proper sports nutrition, conditioning and weight training.  Learning about the proper use and selection of sports related equipment will also provide students with knowledge and experience in injury reduction.  The Athletic Health Care and Fitness Program will help you select and prepare for a future in fitness or a variety of health related careers.
  • Two years
  • 7:30-10:15am –  (Level I)
  • 11:55-2:30pm –  (Level II)
  • Assisting with treatment and rehabilitation of injuries
  • Assisting the athletic trainer with evaluation and initial treatment of injuries
  • Carrying out duties assigned by the athletic trainer
  • Assisting in fitness setting
  • Prevention of athletic injuries
  • Recognition of athletic injuries
  • First Aid and CPR
  • Treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries
  • Conditioning principles
  • Weight training principles
  • Exercise and fitness programs
  • Assertive and relate well with people
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Desire to help people in need
  • Dependable and reliable
  • AHCF club
  • Biology
  • Sciences
  • English
  • Math

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