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Sports, Health and Fitness Technology

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

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. 

Teacher Information

Jason Christner
High School

SHFT Instructor
Phone: (440) 774-1051 ext. 22326

LCJVS student wrapping another students' ankle
4 S[ports, Health and Fitness Technology students working out on a workout ball.
2 LCJVS students practicing CPR
Two LCJVS students wrapping another students abdomen.

Career Pathways

With Additional Training:

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

College Credits

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. The JVS website also hosts links to online resources for labor market data, as well as statewide and national career information.