Sports Medicine - Rehab Therapy

The SMART-EST program is designed for students that are looking towards the fields of: physical therapy, occupational therapy, physical rehabilitation, exercise physiology, and sports medicine. Students will develop valuable skills in diagnosis, differential diagnosis, assessment and prevention, along with prognosis and the rehabilitation of bodily injuries and related health conditions. Students will learn the therapy and application principles of a patient care plan including: assessment, evaluation, interventions of exercise, manual therapy, modalities and neuro re-education.

Students will also develop goal setting and discharge plans for patients. Students will participate in nutrition understanding, as they learn how to develop proper diet plans for healthy individuals and they will learn how to tailor diet plans for special populations. Students participating in the SMART-EST program would could be a Personal Trainer/Coach and Physical Therapy Aid out of high school. The program provides a core base that a student may build a post-secondary degree or advanced certification upon..

Career Paths

Personal Trainer, Physical Therapist, Dietician, Sports Psychologist and more.

College Credits

Waynesburg University (7), La Roche University (3), Duquesne University (3). Learn more.

Courses of Study

Physical and Occupational Therapy, Physical Rehab, Exercise Physiology, Sports Medicine and more.

Industry Support

Thank you to our Occupational Advisory Committee.
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Mr. Darren Vtipil, MPT
Mr. Darren Vtipil, MPT

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