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Sports Medicine & Exercise Science

Technical Focus

  • Athletic Injuries & Prevention

  • Exercise & Athletic Training

  • Nutrition & Wellness

  • Sports Exercise Psychology


Career Opportunities


Entry-Level Careers (with program completion)

  • Aerobics Instructor

  • Certified Personal Trainer

  • Fitness Trainer

  • Physical Therapy Technician

Technical Careers (Apprenticeship, Associate’s Degree, Advanced Certification, Experience, etc.)

  • Athletic Trainer Assistant

  • Massage Therapist

  • Physical Therapy Aide

  • Physician Assistant

Professional Careers (Bachelor’s, Master’s, Ph.D., Specialized Training, Experience, etc.)

  • Athletic Coach

  • Chiropractor

  • Collegiate Athletic Department

  • Dietician

  • Exercise Physiologist

  • Licensed Athletic Trainer

  • Occupational Therapist

  • Orthopedic Surgeon

  • Physical Therapist

  • Recreational Therapist/Health Educator

  • Rehabilitation Specialist

  • Sports Nutritionist

  • Sports Psychologist and/or Marketing

  • Strength/Conditioning Specialist

Industry Credentials

  • Bleeding Control Basic 1.0 Course

  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)/First Aid

  • Physical Therapy Technician Certification (PTTC)


College Credit Courses

  • Exercise and Athletic Training (3 Credit Hours) - CTAG

  • Introduction to Nutrition (3 Credit Hours) - CCP

  • Medical Terminology (3 Credit Hours) - CTAG

  • Resistance Training (3 Credit Hours) - CCP

A total of 12 hours of college credit are available for this program.


Meet The Instructor


Lauren Copen

Sports Medicine & Exercise Science Instructor
740.373.2766 x1180
Professional Credentials
Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training
Boston University Masters of Science in Physical Education with a concentration in Athletic Training
Ohio University Career-Technical Teaching Certificate
The University of Rio Grande
BLS for HCP, American Heart Association Heartsaver First Aid Certified, American Heart Association Certified Athletic Trainer, NATABOC Licensed Athletic Trainer, OTPTAT Board of Ohio Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Fitness Trainer, International Sports Science Association Certified TRX Instructor, Level 1 Certified BLS Instructor, American Heart Association Certified Physical Therapy Technician, American Medical Certification Association Certified Yoga Instructor-International Sports Science Association, Pending Feb 2021 Certified Sports Nutritionist-The Shaw Academy, Pending March 2021, Schoology Master Teacher
Hobbies & Interesting Facts
TRX Group Instructor Hybrid with Weights-Fitness with Phyllis Tuesdays at 4:30pm TRX Group Instructor-Fitness with Phyllis Wednesdays at 4:30pm. Cheering for the Marshall University Thundering Herd Baseball Team