Exercise Science & Sports Medicine

Job Outlook

  • Explore a wide range of sports medicine and fitness careers through practical lab experiences and high-level academic coursework

  • Develop the skills necessary to become an athletic trainer or a physical/occupational therapist

  • Work with professionals to gain experience in exercise/sports science and physical/occupational therapy


What can I do when I graduate?

Fitness center worker
Health spa worker
Sporting facility worker
Physical therapy aide
Long-term care facility worker

What would I do in this class?

First Aid and emergency procedures
Sports-specific training
Fitness training and coaching
Nutrition and weight management
Sports psychology
Personal fitness
Injury prevention
Exercise physiology

What can I do with further training?

Athletic trainer
Physical Therapist/Assistant
Occupational Therapist
Strength conditioning coach
Exercise science researcher
Exercise Physiologist
Sports Physiologist

Program Quick Facts

To be successful in this field, Energy Operations students must be able to

  • Meet safety requirements to operate tools and machinery

  • Obtain a valid driver's license

  • Lift up to 75 lbs.

  • Be physically fit for required lifting, pushing, overhead work, etc.

  • Mechanically inclined

  • Dependable and works well with others

  • Successfully pass a pre-employment and random drug test


 College Credits

Available Certifications

Lab Fees

Jamey Harlan

 University of Akron
Kent State University

  • NASM Certified Personal Trainer

  • CPR ARC Heartsaver

  • BLS CPR/First Aid

  • EKG Technician

  • OSHA 10 

Level 1 - $57.00
Level 2 - $48.00
(optional testing fees for ACSM Grp Trainer Certification $279)
(optional testing fees for ACSM Personal Trainer Certification $279)
Exercise Science Level 1 & 2 Uniform Info

student doing exercise on the walking machine with a girl standing next to her