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

MCC Dual Enrollment: 
  • HED 130: Foundations of Health and Wellness

Articulation Agreements

Articulation Agreements:
  • Genesee Community College
  • Monroe Community College Physical Therapy Assistant Program
  • SUNY Canton   
  • Niagara County Community College 

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

Job Projections for Physical Therapy Assistants: 26 percent annual growth in new jobs through 2028.
 
Median U.S. Salary: $48,990 per year (in 2019).*
 
Job Projections for Fitness Trainers and Instructors: 13 percent annual growth in new jobs through 2028.
 
Median U.S. Salary: $40,390 per year (in 2019).* 

Education Requirements: There are a wide range of educational requirements for exercise and fitness related careers depending on the career choice. These can range from on-the-job training to advanced degrees. 
 
*Source: U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics 

Teachers

Nina Barbero

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.
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