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Exercise Science and Rehabilitation

Turn your love of exercise, training, and wellness into an exciting and lucrative career! EASTERN’s newest program, Exercise Science and Rehabilitation, will provide an in-depth look at the many career opportunities in this field, learn how to treat sports-related injuries and provide personal training. This program will involve studying the body under physical stress such as exercise, physical sports, or occupational therapy. This helps physical therapists, coaches, and trainers ensure the safety and health of their patients and clients. One-year seniors will be considered if space is available in the program.

  • Career Pathways:

Whether you choose an entry-level position, earn a bachelor’s degree or certification, or continue on to medical school, there’s a unique path for everyone in this field. The program will help prepare students for careers in physical therapy, athletic training, personal fitness, and sports medicine. Topics include routine rehabilitation, the roles and responsibilities of rehabilitation providers, anatomy and physiology, nutrition and wellness, and therapeutic techniques.

  • Postsecondary/Advanced Placement:

The employment outlook for careers in this field show continued growth. Our goal is to ensure our students are ready for a related postsecondary program or able to confidently enter the field in an entry-level position. Local related postsecondary programs are available at Thomas Jefferson University, Temple University, and Rutgers University.

  • Industry Certifications:

Students can potentially earn OSHA Healthcare, CPR/ First Aid, ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, and AMCA Physical Therapy Aide.

  • Materials and fees:

Approximately $100 - $375


Meet Your Instructor

Ms. Shelley Helm

Student Awards

  • Attendance Award
  • Director’s Award
  • EASTERN Foundation Award
  • Educators’ Association Award
  • Foundation Award for High Student Achievement
  • Hatboro Rotary
  • SkillsUSA Advisors Award
  • Springfield Township High School Alumni Association Award (STHSAA)
  • Straight A
  • Student of the Month

Class Awards

Each class at EASTERN competes for the Class Monthly Attendance Award. This is calculated based on the best attendance percentage of the AM and PM session.