Health & Fitness / EMT

THE HEALTH & FITNESS/EMT PROGRAM curriculum has been aligned to Rhode Island and National Health & Physical Education standards as well as the National Emergency Medical Services Educational standards. Course curriculum addresses all skills and knowledge needed to be prepared for entry-level work. Completion of this CTE program will result in the Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certification.

STUDENTS IN THIS PROGRAM will be provided with hands-on opportunities to learn and demonstrate proficiency through labs and skills assessments. Students will also have internship and job shadowing opportunities for authentic work experiences. Students will:

  • explore health and fitness-related careers

  • explore introduction to Olympic weight lifting

  • explore coaching experience opportunities

  • explore introduction to sports medicine

  • learn & practice self-care strategies for mental & physical health

  • learn community health & wellness

  • learn basic knowledge, application, and skills of an emergency medical responder

  • gain field experience at local Fire Departments

Students in the program have access to cutting-edge equipment such as: MANIKEN®, Professional Grade Cardio & Weight Equipment, and Simulation Equipment.

Required & Recommended Courses


  • Health & Fitness Careers I and/or Health & Fitness Careers II

  • Health & Fitness Careers III

  • Health & Fitness Careers IV*


  • History of Sports in America

  • Sports Marketing and Management

  • Anatomy & Physiology

  • AP Biology

  • AP Chemistry

  • Spanish III & IV for Medical Careers

*College credit available

Credentials & Certifications

  • Basic Emergency Medical Technician

  • First Aid, CPR & AED

  • National Federation of High School Sports Course as follows:

      • RI Fundamentals of Coaching

      • Concussions in Sports

      • Heat Acclimation

      • Sportsmanship

      • Social Media for Students

      • Collapsed Athlete

      • ACL Injury Prevention

      • Bullying, Hazing & Inappropriate Behavior

      • Hazing Prevention for Students

Work-Based Learning Requirements

In our increasingly complex global society, CTE students are expected to be prepared to enter the workforce of the future by participating in a continuum of purposeful Work-Based Learning (WBL) activities that align with their CTE Programs. WBL experiences can include an industry project, a school-based enterprise, a service-learning project, or an internship.

WBL connects the CTE Program with the real world of work by providing students with the opportunity to interact with professionals in business and industry while applying what they are learning in the classroom. Through their involvement in WBL activities, students will also develop and demonstrate essential employability skills, such as responsibility, collaboration and communication, that are applicable in all work environments.

National Technical Honor Society (NTHS)

The National Technical Honor Society (NTHS) recognizes outstanding student achievement in Career and Technical Education (CTE) and encourages educational excellence, skill development, and workforce readiness.

Health & Fitness/EMT Program Eligibility Criteria:

  • Overall unweighted GPA of 3.0 or greater

  • Program unweighted GPA of 3.5 or greater

  • Enrolled in a CTE Program

  • Successfully completes Three CTE courses (2.5-3 credits) in the Health & Fitness/EMT Program.

  • Currently enrolled in and on track to successfully complete the Roger Williams University EMT course.

  • Obtains First Aid, CPR, and AED Certifications

  • Complete eighty cumulative hours of Work-Based Learning (WBL)


  • Special recognition at Graduation

  • NTHS scholarships

  • Other unique member privileges

  • Resume builder

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RI Pathway Endorsement

Seniors enrolled in a CTE Program are encouraged to base their Senior Passion Project on their CTE Program.

Senior Passion Projects based on the student’s CTE Program are required to qualify for the RI Pathway Endorsement Council Designation.

Program Summary at a glance

For more information about this program contact the Career Programs Supervisor at or 401-710-7579.

Click here to view the Health & Fitness/EMT Program Flyer.