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Therapeutic Rehabilitation/Exercise Pathway

CTE Pathways: Connecting High School to College and Career
Career and Technical Education courses help you get started on your pathway to success.

Program Description
Designed to teach students components of exercise science/sports medicine; including exploration of therapeutic careers, medical terminology, anatomy and physiology, first aid, injury prevention principles, the healing process, rehabilitation techniques, therapeutic modalities, sport nutrition, sport psychology and performance enhancement philosophies.

You Will Learn
  • Exploration of therapeutic careers.
  • Application of medical terminology.
  • Anatomy and physiology as it applies to the prevention and care of injuries.
  • How to administer first aid.
  • How to apply injury prevention principles.
  • How to administer therapeutic modalities and rehabilitation techniques.

Pathway Brochure
Class availability may vary at your high school.
-Therapeutic Rehabilitation/Exercise - PDF

Student Leadership Organization
HOSA (Health Occupations Students of America) is the student leadership organization for Health Science Education students. HOSA provides students with opportunities to attain the knowledge, skills and leadership characteristics necessary to succeed in a health care profession, through leadership training, career training, and service projects.

Beyond High School
There are a number of options for education and training beyond high school, depending on your career goals.

  • Certificate
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelorís degree
  • Professional degree
  • On-the-job training
  • Apprenticeship
  • Military training

 

Sample Occupations
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Chiropractor
  • Health Science Education Teacher
  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapist Assistant
  • Physical Therapist Aide
  • Massage Therapist
  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant

Workforce Trends
Athletic Trainer: Employment is expected to grow 24 percent through the year 2016. Job growth will be concentrated in health care industry settings, such as ambulatory heath care services and hospitals. Growth in sports-related positions will be somewhat slower and competitive, as most professional sports clubs and colleges, universities, and professional schools already have complete athletic training staffs.

Physical Therapist: Faster than average employment growth with an average growth of 27 percent through the year 2016. An aging and active population, coupled with more recovery from previously debilitating diseases and conditions, will continue to generate strong demand for therapy services.

Physical Therapist Assistant: Employment is expected to grow 29 percent through the year 2016. The nation's active elderly population, coupled with cost- conscious management practices, will spur demand for these workers.

Physician: Average growth. Demand for services of physicians and surgeons will continue as the population ages and as technology allows for treatment of previously untreatable conditions.

Physician Assistant: Employment is expected to grow 24 percent through the year 2016. A growing health services industry and cost containment efforts by physician's offices and hospitals should generate strong demand and favorable job prospects.

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2008-2009 Edition

Utah Wage
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