Sussex County Vocational Technical School District


This program prepares students to enter multiple health-related professional fields and postsecondary education paths of study. Each year there is an increased need for trained professionals to minister to the health needs of the physically active. Instruction in medically-approved, sound preventative, and recuperative health practices provides the Physical Therapy – Athletic Health Care students the tools necessary to succeed in these growing professional fields.

Physical Therapy – Athletic Health Care students are actively involved in classroom, laboratory, and clinical experiences. Students are required to complete 75 hours of job-shadowing and work-based learning experiences in the physical therapy field. Along with the learning experiences within the Physical Therapy – Athletic Health Care program, enrollment in anatomy/physiology, principles of biology and chemistry, psychology, and strength and conditioning provides students with a sound foundation for starting a career in athletic training, sports medicine, physical therapy, personal training, and various other health-related professions as well as college.

Physical Therapy – Athletic Health Care includes the following:

  •  Introduction to Health Care
  • Introduction to Athletic/Sports Training
  • Introduction to Physical Therapy
  • Physical Therapy Aide and Assistant Skills
  • Medical Terminology
  • Clinical Experiences
  • CPR and First-Aid Certification
  • Nutrition/Fitness
  • Care of Special Populations

Future Jobs & Career Paths

  • Physical Therapist
  • Physical Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapy Aide
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Recreational Therapist
  • Health/Physical Education Teacher
  • Certified Athletic Trainer
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Personal Trainer
  • Certified Strength & Conditioning Specialist
  • Massage Therapist
  • Chiropractor
  • Physician
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Paramedic
  • Nutritionist
  • Psychologist