Exercise Science & Rehabilitation Services

Health care is among the nation’s fastest growing industries and offers a broad range of professional opportunities. In our Exercise Science & Rehabilitation Services program, students explore medical science and its practical applications.

As they prepare to launch careers in health care or pursue postsecondary degrees, students master the following concepts and skills:

  • Perform CPR with an AED and administer basic first aid, including to choking victims
  • Measure and record patient height, weight, vital signs and blood glucose level
  • Assist colleagues with patient physical exams; move, lift and position patient
  • Assist patient with personal hygiene and grooming; make patient beds
  • Prepare and serve patient meals; measure and record intake and output

Working in a high-tech program lab outfitted with seven nursing suites, a rehabilitation room and an operating room, students develop their bedside manner by practicing with medical mannequins and each other. Students also participate in clinical training and upperclassmen may secure co-op positions at Good Shepherd Rehabilitation, Lehigh Valley Health Network and HCR ManorCare facilities.

Medical terminology and in-depth study of the human body’s systems and diseases are central components of the program. Proper use of personal protective equipment, patient safety and infection control are emphasized, too.

Industry Credentials

Health Occupations students can earn the following certifications and credentials in high school:

  • Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider via American Heart Association
  • Certified Nursing Assistant via Pennsylvania Department of Health
  • OSHA Certification via CareerSafe®
  • Pennsylvania Skills Certificate via NOCTI®

College Credits

The following schools have articulation agreements with LCTI that allow Exercise Science & Rehabilitation Services students to earn college credit for work they complete in high school:

  • Lehigh Carbon Community College

Career Pathways

with credentials:

  • Home Health Aide
  • Nursing Assistant
  • Pharmacy Technician

with associate degree:

  • Radiographer
  • Respiratory Therapist
  • Surgical Technologist

with bachelor’s degree:

  • Health Educator
  • Registered Dietician
  • Registered Nurse


Teacher: Michaelina Greenawalt

Email: greenawaltm@lcti.org

Teacher: Jonell Kiechel

Email: kiechelj@lcti.org

Teacher: Heather Mariotti

Email: mariottih@lcti.org

Counselor: Christina Luey

Phone: 610-799-1339
Email: lueyc@lcti.org

CIP Code: 519999

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Industry Partners

Representatives from the following local businesses serve on the Health Occupations program’s Occupational Advisory Council:

  • Good Shepherd Rehabilitation
  • Lehigh Valley Health Network
  • HCR Manor Care

Student Organizations

Health Occupations students are eligible for membership in the following Career & Technical Student Organizations, or CTSOs:

  • HOSA
  • SkillsUSA

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Our mission at LCTI is to prepare all students for successful careers and lifelong learning.