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Therapeutic Health Careers

Wrapping an ankle photoDescription:
Therapeutic Health Careers is a one-year program for students interested in athletic training, physical therapy, fitness, physiology of exercise, nutrition, and other sports medicine-related fields. This program includes course work and practical hands-on applications in the following areas: prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports injuries; taping and wrapping of injuries, first aid/CPR, emergency procedures, nutrition, anatomy and physiology, fitness/conditioning/strength programs, and sports medicine.

Hours:
Morning session – 8:10 – 11:10 a.m.
Afternoon session – 12:45 – 3:45 p.m.

Career Major Name:  Therapeutic Health Services
Clock Hours/Weeks of Instruction:  525/21
Normal Completion Time:  21 weeks for full-time status

Required Courses:

  • Core Healthcare Provider CPR and First Aid
  • Anatomy
  • Physiology
  • Exercise Physiology
  • Applied Concepts in Fitness
  • Essentials of the Athletic Training Profession
  • Essentials of Physical Therapy Profession
  • Kinesiology in  Sports Medicine
  • Therapeutic Modalities in Sports Medicine Careers
  • Therapeutic Exercise for Sports Medicine Careers
  • Clinical Mentorship in Sports Medicine

Career Opportunities:

  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • Occupational Therapy Aide
  • Fitness Specialist
  • Athletic Trainer Assistant

For more information on occupations go to http://www.onetonline.org

Application Process:
High school students see your home school counselor
Adults contact Mid-America counselor (405) 449-3391

Average Salary:
$14,040-$24,690

Accreditation:
OSBCTE (Oklahoma State Board of Career & Technology Education)

Certifications:

ACT WorkKeys National Career Readiness Certificate

  • Bronze
  • Silver
  • Gold
  • Platinum

ODCTE Competency Certification

  • Athletic Training Student Aide
  • Group Fitness Instrutor
  • Exercise Science and Sports Medicine
  • Personal Trainer
  • Advanced Health and Fitness Specialist
  • Certified Personal Trainer
  • Weight Management Specialist

Physical Therapy Technician/Aide Certification (PTTC) – Amcaexams.com

**CTSO: HOSA

**Career Technical Student Organization (CTSO)