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Program Description

Sports, Health and Fitness Technology is a two-year program for students interested in pursuing careers in the Fitness, Sports Medicine, and Therapy industries. The technical focus of the program is on anatomy, exercise physiology, strength and conditioning, nutrition, medical terminology, sports medicine and therapy techniques.

In addition, a core body of knowledge (e.g., communication, group-collaboration, legal and ethical, health and safety) is provided to prepare students for the 21st century. Students transitioning to post-secondary education will receive reinforcement and additional
training in these areas. The curriculum is driven by industry standards which prepare students for a variety of certifications/licenses.

College Credit

Upon meeting specific criteria, students have the opportunity to earn various types of college credit for career technical courses taken at Lorain County JVS. Students also have the opportunity to participate in Ohio's College Credit Plus program. College credit opportunities vary by program and are subject to change.

Student Organizations

Students are encouraged to become involved with the career-technical student organizations related to their programs, such as HOSA-Future Health Professionals. These organizations help develop leadership skills,  cooperation, social interactions, and good citizenship. All members have opportunities to participate in regional, state, and national competitions to showcase their skills and earn college scholarships. Students who excel academically and have a commitment to community service may become a member of the National Technical Honor Society.

Employment Resources

Strong partnerships between the JVS and business and industry help students gain work experience through work-based learning experiences, the JVS Summer Internship Program, and senior early job placement. The JVS is committed to helping successful graduates find employment in their career field. A detailed explanation of the student eligibility requirements for these experiences is included in the student handbook.

The JVS maintains an online job board to help connect students and alumni to local employment opportunities.


Teacher Information

Mr. Jason Christner

Dept: High School
Job Title: SHFT Instructor
Email: Click here to send a message

Program Highlights

  • American Heart Association Health Care Provider CPR/AED Certification
  • American Red Cross First Aid Certification
  • Health & Fitness Assessment Training
  • Nutrition & Weight Management
  • Exercise Programming
  • Orthopedic Injury Evaluation and Treatment
  • Taping & Splinting Techniques
  • Rehabilitation Techniques
  • Psychology of Sport & Injury

With Additional Training

  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapist Assistant or Aide
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy Assistants
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Fitness Trainer
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