WCCC Sports and Exercise Science

"We Rise By Lifting Up Others!"

Program Overview

Are you a high school student interested in health and fitness, physical therapy, or knowing how to fuel the body for sports and athletics? Do you want to help others achieve their goals by becoming a personal trainer or maybe explore the field of Sports Medicine? Get started and sign up for the two-year Sports and Exercise Science program at the Warren County Career Center.

In this program, Juniors and Seniors in high school will explore the MANY career options in Sports and Exercise Science. From Athletic Training to Sports Management to Physical Therapy, students will become prepared for their future career choice. Please read all about the Sports and Exercise Therapy program below. At the bottom of the page there is a link to the WCCC application.


The Sports and Exercise Science program lab is held at the Greentree Health Science Academy, located on the Atrium Medical Center Campus @ 5757 Innovation Drive in Middletown, Ohio. It is conveniently located in between the Atrium Family YMCA and the Atrium Medical Center Hospital for internship and job shadow opportunities!

Career Opportunities and Skills Gained in Sports and Exercise Science

Career Opportunities

  • Physical Therapist/PTA
  • Occupational Therapy/OTA
  • Athletic Trainer
  • Personal Trainer
  • Fitness Instructor
  • Sports Management/Marketing
  • Recreation Program Instructor/Director
  • Fitness Equipment Sales
  • Sports Nutritionist
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation Specialist
  • Pediatric Fitness Specialist
  • Exercise Physiologist

Some careers noted above may require additional education

Skills Gained

  • Injury Recognition and Prevention
  • Physical Rehabilitation and Treatment
  • Health and Wellness
  • Health Appraisal and Fitness Testing
  • Exercise Programming
  • Nutrition, Dietetics and Weight Management
  • Body Fat Analysis
  • Human Growth & Development
  • Human Anatomy
  • Biomechanics
  • Sports Injuries
  • Rehabilitation Techniques
  • Gait and Ambulation Training
  • Athletic Taping and Wrapping Methods
  • Range of Motion measurement

Internship and Job Placement

Students will observe and participate in a clinical setting in both the junior and senior year of high school at area schools, healthcare or fitness facilities.

Some past student internships have been completed at the following locations:

Franklin HS Athletic Training

Waynesville HS Athletic Training

Springboro HS Athletic Training

Drayer Physical Therapy

Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine

Lebanon Countryside YMCA

Atrium Medical Center Physical Therapy/Occupational Therapy

Atrium Family YMCA

Big picture

Certifications, College Credits and Scholarships!

This College Tech Prep program offers up to 13 college credits at Sinclair Community College:

- Introduction to Exercise Science (3)

- Fitness and Health Foundations (3)

- Medical Math (3)

- Human Biology (3)

- CPR/First Aid (1)

After completion of the 2-year program, students earn a $3,000 Miami Valley Tech Prep Scholarship to Sinclair!

Students have the opportunity to earn the following certifications:

  • AHA First Aid/ CPR/ AED certification
  • AMCA Physical Therapy Technician/ Aide certification
  • ACSM Personal Trainer certification
  • OSHA 10-hour general industry for Healthcare certification
  • FEMA certification

(Click on the pictures to take you to the industry website for more information)

Alumni Spotlight + Student Testimonials!

"The Sports Medicine program at WCCC has prepared me not only for college, but for life in general. Learning problem solving strategies and ways to stay motivated during difficult times is so important to everyone and I feel I got that from the program and Mrs. Wineberg. I am excited to be entering the field of exercise science at Sinclair Community College and feel that this program has given me the chance to succeed!"

- 2020 graduate

"I passed my first Exercise Science test at the University of Toledo with a 100% thanks to this class! The Sports Medicine class gave me the materials I needed for my first year in college."

- 2018 graduate

"I completed a year of school at a 4-year college, then decided to come back home and use the Miami Valley Tech Prep Scholarship to Sinclair and major in the same thing I was taking at the 4-year school. Thankful for opportunities when life throws you a curve ball."

- 2017 graduate

"I am working at a local fitness center training clients. The internship that I had in high school was the moment I knew I wanted to be a trainer. We learned anatomy and basic kinesiology to help me pass the personal trainer exam and now get to make money doing what I love everyday."

- 2016 graduate

"I am currently working as an athletic trainer and I owe this program a lot of the credit. I felt very prepared for the tough classes in college. And now, I am helping some of the current students in the Sports Medicine program get internship opportunities!"

-2013 graduate

For more information contact the program instructor Kristin Wineberg

Mrs. Wineberg is currently in her 13th year at the Warren County Career Center as the Sports Medicine instructor. She is an ACSM Certified Personal Trainer, holds a Physical Therapy Tech Certification and has her CPR/First Aid/AED instructor certification. When not teaching, you will find Mrs. Wineberg out running, at a UD basketball game or spending time with her family/traveling.