• Course Description:

    Sports Therapy and Exercise Science has evolved from an art form to a genuine science through the advent of technology and innovation. Practitioners were once considered merely highly manipulatively skilled individuals. Today their skills and knowledge go well beyond those boundaries to include numerous segments within the career pathway.



    Skills Learned:

    Students enrolled in the Sports Therapy and Exercise Science program will learn Safety, Legal and Ethical Issues related to Patient Care; Effective Oral and Written Communication; Infection Control; Emergency Care and First Aide; Moving, Lifting, Positioning, and Body Mechanics; Nutrition and Hydration; Basic Clinical skills; Mental Health and Wellness; Rehabilitation and Restorative Care; Medical Terminology; Anatomy, Physiology and Pathophysiology.

    Related Occupations and Earnings:

    Practitioners have numerous subcategories of employment opportunities. The salary ranges from $40,000 to $100,000 dollars per year.

    Post-Secondary Opportunities:

    Colleges that are participating in this state-wide articulation: Saint Francis of Loretto, PA; Penn State; Alvernia University



    Grading Procedures:
    60% Hands on Work 40% Theory

    Suggested Prerequisites:
    Algebra I and II, Geometry, College Prep Math (Recommended); College Prep English, I, II, III & IV; Biology, Chemistry, Physics; Civics, U.S./World History


    *Industry & Skills Certifications:

    Current: Heart Saver, CPR, AED

    Future: National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Certification



    Student Requirements:
    Critical Thinking, Communication, Coordination, Manual Dexterity, Time Management, Reading & Interpreting, Controlled Precision.

    Student Costs:
    Work uniform (polo shirt, khakis), White work shoes, Crew length white socks, Watch with sweep hands, Calculator


      Text Book:

    NASM Essentials of Personal Fitness Fourth Edition by Michael A. Clark, Brian G. Sutton, Scott C. Lucett


    Central Westmoreland Career and Technology Center




    Mr. Erkel – STES Instructor

    Phone Number – 724-925-3532 x. 1327


    Office Hours: 7:15am to 8:00am

    11:45am to 12:00pm

    2:30pm to 2:45pm

    Please leave a voicemail message outside of these times.

    * Cost, if applicable, may be the responsibility of the Student.