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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.
Students design, implement, modify, track and update personal fitness training programs based on individual needs. Students learn how to integrate anatomy and physiology, nutrition, equipment function, and individual body assessment into a fitness plan.

Fast Facts

Job Projections for Physical Therapy Assistants: 26 percent annual growth in new jobs through 2028.
Median U.S. Salary: $48,090 per year (in 2018).*
Job Projections for Fitness Trainers and Instructors: 13 percent annual growth in new jobs through 2028.
Median U.S. Salary: $39,820 per year (in 2018).* 

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 

Units of Study

Flexibility & The Musculoskeletal System, plus:

  • Cardiorespiratory Function & Assessment
  • Health and Exercise Career Exploration
  • Bioenergetics and Muscular Endurance
  • PED’s, Drugs, and Alcohol
  • Biomechanics of Exercise and Muscular Strength
  • Anthropometric Assessment & Nutrition
  • Anatomy
  • Skeletal System (Upper Body)
  • Skeletal System (Lower Body)
  • Muscular System (Upper Body)
  • Muscular System (Lower Body)
  • Exercise Psychology
  • Initial Consultation
  • Aerobic Endurance Training Program Design
  • Unique Needs: Cardiovascular & Respiratory Conditions
  • Resistance Training Program Design
  • Plyometric and Speed Training
  • Unique Needs: Resistance Training for Athletes
  • Unique Needs Preadolescent, Older, or Pregnant
  • Unique Needs: Nutritional & Metabolic Concerns
  • Unique Needs: Orthopedic Injury, and Rehab. Concerns
  • Unique Needs: Spinal Cord Injury, MS, Epilepsy, & CP

College Credits / Articulation Agreements

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

Preparation for the National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Personal Trainer (NSCA-CPT) Certification Exam 

























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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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