Greater Johnstown Career & Technology Center

Sports medicine 

Sports Medicine prepares students to assist in rehabilitation services under the supervision of physical therapists, occupational therapists, and other therapeutic professionals.

Students will learn to perform routine functions in support of rehabilitation providers, including instruction in roles and responsibilities of rehabilitation providers, basic function of the human body, disabling conditions, therapeutic skills, client management, and communication skills.

Students will strive to become a driving force on a professional healthcare team to deliver high-quality patient care.

Hands-On Training

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Patient Prep and Positioning
  • Therapeutic Modalities
  • Primary Care
  • OSHA Infection Control
  • Exercise Science and Prescription


  • First Aid/CPR/AED
  • OSHA 10-Hour Healthcare
  • Bloodborne and Airborne Pathogens
  • In conjunction with the National Academy of Sports Medicine, students may earn:
    • Certified Personal Trainer
    • Certified Group Fitness Instructor
    • Certified Exercise Specialization
    • Performance Enhancement Specialization
    • Behavior Change Specialization
    • Nutrition Certification

PA SOAR Program

To qualify for free SOAR credits offered at participating colleges:

  1. Students must be enrolled in an approved Program of Study (POS) in the PDE SOAR program.
  2. Students must prepare for both college and a career by taking college prep academics, for example: College Prep English or Algebra II by their junior year of high school.
  3. Students must achieve a 2.5 GPA in the CTE program.
  4. Students must score competent or advanced on the end-of-CTE-program test, called the NOCTI, which is taken during the spring semester of their senior year of high school.
  5. Students must complete the SOAR statewide articulation competency list for their Program of Study.

For more information about this program, visit CollegeTransfer.Net.