Exercise Physiology

  • One of the fastest-growing fields in healthcare!

    Exercise Physiology is the study of the body’s response and ability to adapt to physical activity and is a subfield of exercise science, that focuses on how physical activity can improve health and wellness. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, between now and 2026, the number of jobs available for Exercise Physiologists is projected to increase at more than double the national rate. Fitness trainers and instructors who use the skills learned in the program are in high demand as well, with a projected increase of 10 percent forecast for the same time period, so right now is a fantastic time to prepare for a career in exercise physiology.

    Students in the program will experience rigorous field related project-based learning, technical-skills practice, and professional development activities to obtain the knowledge and skills required to pass the NASM Certified Personal Trainer certification and enter the healthcare workforce.

    Dual Enrollment Program

    Gwinett Tech Dual Enrollment Program

    The Dual Enrollment program provides eligible students opportunities to earn both high school and college credit while studying at Grayson Tech. Students will take the college-level course ALHS 1040 Introduction to Health Care and ALHS 1011 Structure and Function of Human Body. These courses introduce the fundamental principles, practices, and issues common in the health care profession, and the basic normal structure and functions of the human body at a collegiate level. Students will be required to have passed a college entrance exam such as the ACCUPLACER, ACT, SAT, or PSAT to qualify for credit.

    The program embeds Anatomy and Physiology course as a fourth-year science for graduation and admittance to college.

    Certifications Offered

    • NASM Certified Personal Trainer
    • National Health Science Assessment
    • Sports Medicine Assessment
    • BLS First/Aid AED Certification
    • GeorgiaBest (GaDOL)

Phone: 770-554-7093


Degrees and Certifications:

Eddie Knox

“Promoting safe and healthy communities one step at a time”

Eddie Knox moved to Gwinnett County shortly after attending college at Valdosta State University. He studied athletic training at Valdosta State University and proceeded to work in a diverse dynamic setting in Atlanta, Georgia. Passionate about sports medicine, he was given the opportunity to work with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in year 2009. Shortly afterwards, in year 2010, Eddie moved to Gwinnett County and started working in the clinical setting as a certified athletic trainer. He began athletic training outreach through Gwinnett Medical Center Sports Medicine Program. Eddie has been actively working in the sports medicine field for eight years and has plans to continue the direction of sports medicine through interactive public health and athletic training services. Currently, he works with the Mountain View High School program and is actively involved in sports medicine daily activities as the Head Athletic Trainer. In addition, Eddie has completed his Master Degree of Public Health, with a focus in epidemiology from Benedictine University. He has interacted with the Georgia Department of Public Health, and piloted a injury prevention program for agencies in the state of georgia. With encouragement from health professionals alike, Eddie has continued to embrace new opportunities of development in the field of athletic training and sports medicine. These new opportunities include research and publication additions.  In his free time, Eddie enjoys spending time with his wife and two children, recreational activities, and DIY projects.

Phone: 770-554-7093


Degrees and Certifications:

Jane Loudermilk

Jane Loudermilk is the Sports Medicine instructor at Grayson Tech. She graduated from Samford University in 2008 with a degree in education and minor in Biology. After graduation she taught at a small private school in Birmingham, Alabama while getting a master's degree in education. Jane and her family moved from Alabama to Cincinnati, Ohio where she worked with a special education program, coached varsity volleyball and her husband was an athletic director. Upon moving to Georgia she was hired to teach Physical Education and Health at Shiloh Middle School. After leaving Shiloh, she taught at Norton Elementary school. Then moved to Mountain View High School to teach Health and Physical Education while coaching with the varsity volleyball team. For the last two years Jane has been working at 180 Sports Performance where she trained all levels of athletes in sport performance and return to play rehab. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with her husband and four children.

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Student walking on a treadmill
  • Skills Learned

    • Human Kinesiology
    • Exercise Physiology
    • Exercise Techniques
    • Program Design
    • Nutrition and Wellness
    • Behavioral Coaching
    • Client Relations

  • Daily Activities

    • Certification
    • Human Movement
    • Fitness Assessments
    • Flexibility Training
    • Program Development
    • Field Related Research
    • Career Studies

  • Careers

    • Cardiovascular Tech
    • Exercise Physiologist
    • Medical Assistant
    • Personal Trainer
    • Research Assistant
    • STR & C Coach
    • Wellness Coordinator

  • Colleges and Universities

    • University of Georgia
    • Columbus State
    • Georgia Southern
    • Augusta University
    • Georgia State
    • Georgia Gwinnett
    • Gwinnett Technical

Student using the exercise equipment in the Exercise Physiology room
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