Exercise Science

Help People Live Healthier Lives

A student sitting on exercise equipment has her blood pressure taken by another student, while a third student looks on.
Prepare for Personal Training certification while gaining experience with health & wellness, athletics, and rehabilitation professionals.

Topics of Study

  • Career Exploration
  • Health and Physical Fitness
  • Anatomy
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Pre-Health Screening
  • Pre-Exercise Evaluation
  • Exercise Testing
  • Exercise Nutrition
  • Weight Management
  • Programming Design
  • Anaerobic Training
  • Strength Training
  • Cardio Training
  • Flexibility Training
  • Working with Special Populations
  • Entrepreneurship

College Credits

Monroe Community College Dual Enrollment 
HED 130: Foundations of Health and Wellness

Articulation Agreements

  • Genesee Community College
  • Monroe Community College
  • Niagara County Community College
  • SUNY Canton

Licensing / Industry-Based Certifications

  • American Red Cross First Aid/CPR/AED certification 
  • Prepare for the American College of Sports Medicine-Certified Personal Trainer Exam (ACSM-CPT) 

Professional Outlook

Physical Therapy Assistants: 36.7% projected growth in jobs from 2018-2028 in the Finger Lakes region

Median Finger Lakes region salary: $57,680 per year (in 2021)
 
Fitness Trainers: 13.5% projected growth in jobs from 2018-2028 in the Finger Lakes region
 
Median Finger Lakes region salary: $34,660 per year (in 2021)

Source: NYS Department of Labor

Teacher

Matthew Walther

Matt Walther has worked in education as a physical education teacher, coach, and counselor. He has experience in the fitness, sports performance, and personal training industries where he started and still runs his own gym. Matt combines his passion and knowledge of the exercise science field,  his teaching degree, and understanding of college and career readiness to provide his students a well-rounded career and tech experience. 

Enrollment Information

Meet with your school counselor to discuss how Career & Technical Education at WEMOCO can benefit your career development. Your counselor can help you begin the enrollment process.
Intro Video
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Program Overview - PDF

Exercise Science Program Information