Exercise Medicine and Personal Trainer

  • Barry Tech | Health Services | Exercise Medicine and Personal Trainer in Long Island

  • About This Course

    This course is comprehensive and cutting edge, preparing students for an emerging career. The New York State Department of Labor identified it as one of the top 24 emerging occupations. Students will learn the systems of the human body and their interrelationships to health, fitness, disease, exercise, nutrition, strength, conditioning, injury, injury prevention and designing exercise programs for the athlete, general and special populations. Students will learn how to differentiate facts from fallacies as the relate to the human body, exercise and nutrition. This comprehensive course integrates classroom work with practical hands-on training/health fitness instruction and communication skills. Successful completion of the course prepares students to earn National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) from the Academy of Applied Personal Training Education (AAPTE), the National Council on Strength and Fitness (NCSF) and/or the American Council on Exercise (ACE). This coursework builds a solid foundation for educational and career interests such as athletic training, physical education, exercise science, exercise physiologist, sport psychologist, strength coach, dietician/nutritionist and associated allied health and medical careers.

  • Students Will Learn

    • Anatomy and physiology of human performance
    • Exercise mechanics
    • Exercise program designed for strength, endurance and cardiorespiratory fitness
    • Weight management through exercise and nutrition
    • Concepts in nutrition supplements and anabolic steroids
    • Clinical and fitness assessment (flexibility, blood pressure, resting heart rate) and body composition
    • Human anatomy – introduction to the structure and function(s) of the muscular skeletal/ nervous and cardiovascular systems
    • Anatomical terminology
    • Nutrition
    • Functional anatomy
    • Medical terminology
    • Health and medical conditions
    • Mechanisms of injury
    • Athletic, exercise and sports-related
    • CPR-AED emergency and first aid procedures
    • Spinal mechanics
    • Flexibility, and range of motion
    • The business and ethics of personal training
    • Integrative mind-body health
    • Mindfulness
    • Medication

  • Course Available: Grades 11–12
    Course Length: 2 years/CDOS Eligible  
    Location: Barry Tech


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