Sports Medicine & Rehabilitative Therapy
Location: East Campus (Oley) Instructor: Scott Cote | Jennifer Maryniak CIP Code: 51.2604
The Sports Medicine and Rehabilitative Therapy (SMaRT) program is designed to prepare students for a number of technical fields in kinesiology.
Instruction will include theory and applications related to: strength training and high intensity training, weight management, nutrition, resistance training, exercise programming, exercise physiology, mental health and wellness, anatomy and physiology, pathophysiology, athletic training, injury recognition and management, rehabilitation and restorative care, and medical terminology.
Students will learn to design safe and effective exercise prescriptions, conduct individual exercise programs, and fitness testing. Students will be prepared to assist in rehabilitative services under the supervision of physical therapists, occupational therapists, speech-language pathologists, and other therapeutic professionals, and to perform routine functions in support of rehabilitation.
Students may seek employment in a wide variety of settings that include fitness clubs, hospitals, corporate wellness programs, strength and conditioning, and clinical rehabilitation programs. In addition, the program will serve as a strong foundation for students wishing to pursue advanced degrees in the field of exercise science or enter professional disciplines such as a physical or occupational therapy.
Graduates of the program are well prepared for entry level employment in rehabilitative services or continued higher education. Students therefore will be required to schedule and maintain strong academic coursework along with the CTE curriculum. Internship opportunities and dual program college coursework will be developed to support the program.
NASM – National Academy of Sports Medicine -Certified Personal Trainer
AMCA (American Medical Certification Association) – Physical Therapy Aide Certification
CPR / First Aid
OSHA / CareerSafe 10-Hour Certification
Berks Career and Technology Center is approvde by the American Medical Certification Association to provide exams for Physical Therapy Aide Certification.
Required Safety Gear
· Two Light Blue Short Sleeve Polo Shirts with BCTC Logo
· One Charcoal grey crewneck sweatshirt with BCTC Logo
|Khaki pants – proper fitting and no holes||Athletic shoes/ sneakers||N/A|
First Year Students:
Sports Medicine Essentials: Core Concepts in Athletic Training and Fitness Instruction (3rd Edition) – by Jim Clover (Textbook)
ISBN #: 978-1-13328-124-5
Sports Medicine Essentials: Core Concepts in Athletic Training and Fitness Instruction (3rd Edition) – by Jim Clover (Workbook)
ISBN #: 978-1-13328-125-2
*Workbook must be purchased NEW
Anatomy Student Self-Test Coloring Book – by Ken Ashwell Ph.D.
ISBN #: 978-1-43801-051-9
*Book must be purchased NEW
First & Second Year Students
Simmers DHO: Health Science (8th Edition) – by Louise Simmers and Karen Simmers-Nartker and Sharon Simmers-Kobelak (Textbook)
ISBN #: 978-1-13369-361-1
Simmers DHO: Health Science (8th Edition) – by Louise Simmers, Karen Simmers-Nartker (Workbook)
ISBN #: 978-1-13370-320-4
*Workbook must be purchased NEW
Second Year Students
Physical Therapy Aide: A Worktext – (3rd Edition) by Roberta C. Weiss
ISBN #: 978-1-41801-317-2
Students may rent this book from Vitalsource.com:
Physical Therapy Aide: A Worktext
Approximate Cost – $40.00 for 180 days
Tool / Supply / Protective Equipment
|Quantity Needed||Level 1, 2, or 3||Approximate Cost||Suggested Vendor|
|Footwear Requirement: Clean athletic shoes or sneakers||1 pair||Levels 1, 2, & 3||$50.00||Any store|
|3″, 3-Ring Binder||1||Levels 1, 2, & 3||$10.00||Any office supply store|
|Ever Ready First Aid Plastic 12″ Goniometer 360 Degree||1||Levels 1, 2, & 3||$6.95||Amazon|
|Medline NON171330H Tape Measure, Cloth 72″||1||Levels 1, 2, & 3||$5.36||Amazon|
Program Entrance Recommendations:
- Reading at grade level
- Algebra I or Geometry
- Problem solving/troubleshooting skills
- Ability to work independently and in a team
- Hand-eye coordination
- Mechanical aptitude
- Rehabilitation Aide
- Fitness Instructor / Coordinator
- Fitness / Personal Trainer