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CTE Month Feature 3: SSHS Exercise Science And Wellness, And Health Science Programs

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February is Career and Technical Education Month, a public awareness campaign that takes place each February to celebrate the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across the country. To help Sulphur Springs High School celebrate CTE Month, KSST’s high school interns have compiled short videos featuring a few of the CTE programs offered at SSHS. One will be featured each week during CTE Month.

Principles of Health Science, Principles of Exercise Science and Wellness, & Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness Classes

Exercise Science and Wellness program and the Health Science program

KSST intern Jamie Cervantes interviewed Principles of Health Science, Principles of Exercise Science and Wellness, and Lifetime Nutrition and Wellness teacher Briana Williams about the Exercise Science and Wellness program and the Health Science program, which allows seniors to apply to participate in a practicum to work toward attaining a Certified Medical Assistant certification

A career path in Exercise Science is geared more toward personal training, how the body works, the biomechanics of it and how to break it down, and how to build a rehabilitation program. The career path for Exercise Science and Wellness is geared more toward attaining certification to work as a personal trainer once they graduate; which with postsecondary training can lead toward careers in physical therapy, athletic training or as an orthopedic doctor. The Exercise Science and wellness class is new this year. This class does not include the traditional types of testing and notetaking, but students are required to complete a type of assessment ot show they are retaining the material and able to demonstrate it.

The Health Science program is geared more toward nursing, medical assisting and orthopedic or other type of specialty doctor. There are multiple programs of study within the Health Science program, which students may discuss with SSHS Director of College and Career Readiness/Career and Technical Education Jenny Arledge to determine the best track to meet their goals.


Be sure to stay tuned to KSST Radio 1230, check out www.KSSTradio.com and the KSST social media accounts to ensure you don’t miss these weekly CTE features. If you missed the first two, be sure to the check them out at the links below:

Week 1: Interior Design Class – Architecture Program

Week 2: Design and Multimedia Arts Program – Graphic Design I and Advanced Graphic Design

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Author: Faith Huffman

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