Sports Medicine & Exercise Science


The Sports Medicine and Exercise Science program requires its students to master a rigorous academic schedule, along with career-specific courses in emergency procedures, sports specific training, injury recognition/evaluation/ prevention, exercise physiology, fitness training, and nutrition/weight management.

Bureau of Labor Statistics Data

The % of job growth expected in these careers through the year 2026:

25% Doctor of Physical Therapy *22% Athletic Trainers *30% Physical Therapist Assistants

Course Offerings

Technical Focus
  • Anatomy & Physiology

  • Biomechanics

  • CPR, AED & First Aid

  • Exercise Prescription

  • Fitness Assessment

  • Health & Physical Fitness

  • Injury Prevention

  • Injury Evaluation

  • Modalities

  • Rehabilitation Treatment

  • Introduction to Nutrition

  • Sports Psychology

  • Tapping & Wrapping

  • Health & Wellness

  • Soft Skills & Employability

College Credit Articulation
  • Medical Terminology I: 2 credits

  • Medical Terminology II: 2 credits

  • Management of
    Athletic Injuries: 3 credits

  • Nutrition: 3 credits

  • Resistance Training: 3 credits

A total of 13 hours of college credit
are available for this program.

Career Opportunities
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Physical Therapist
  • Licensed Athletic Trainer
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Strength/Conditioning Specialist
  • Collegiate Athletic  Department 
  • Chiropractor
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Orthopedic Surgeon
  • Physician's Assistant
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Massage Therapist
  • Sports Psychologist and or Marketing
  • Athletic Coach
  • Recreational Therapist / Health Educator

Admission Requirements

  • GPA of 2.5 or higher

  • Completion of Algebra & Biology With “C” or better

Industry Credentials

Industrial Credentials
  • Physical Therapy Aide-AMCA
  •  Automated External Defibrillator (AED)
  • Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • First Aid
  • Physical Therapy Technician/Aide Certification-AMCA
  • Basic Life Support-AHA
  • Heart Saver First Aid-AHA
  • Bleeding Control Basics 1.0 Course -
    Stop the Bleed

Meet The Instructor

Lauren Copen
Sports Medicine & Exercise Science Instructor
740.373.2766 x1180
Professional Credentials
BS in Athletic Training, Boston University MS 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
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
Contact Information

The Career Center High School
21740 State Route 676
Marietta, OH 45750

Phone: (740) 373-2766
Fax: (740) 376-2244

Should you need to report a positive Covid-19 test or case to the Career Center, please call 740-373-2766, extension 1160.

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