Health Careers

The Health Office/School Nurse will serve as a resource to students regarding various health-related professions. The school nurse will serve as a liaison between students and Morristown Memorial Hospital's "Shadowing Program" offering a first-hand perspective of health careers.

Juniors and seniors interested in this program or career information should see the PDF attachment located at the end of this page. If you have any questions see Nurse Smith in the Health Office.

Links to Health Careers

I. First Aid/CPR/EMT-B Training Information

American Heart Association -  Local CPR & first aid courses being offered.

American Red Cross - Local first aid, CPR courses being offered & how to become involved in the Red Cross Youth Council

National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians

New Jersey Office of Medical Services - Training sites, upcoming EMT-B courses, CEUs, and other information

II. Interested in a career in Nursing?

Online Nursing Schools and Nursing Degree Directory

III. Are you thinking of becoming an athletic trainer?

Click here for a list of accredited athletic training programs

IV.  To find out about athletic trainers in a specific setting, check the following:

Armed Forces Athletic Trainers

Professional Baseball Athletic Trainers' Society 

Professional Football Athletic Trainers' Society 

Professional Hockey Athletic Trainers' Society

V. Interested in a career in Physical Therapy?

Go to

To find information on accredited Physical Therapy schools, go to

VI.  For those interested in a career in fitness:

American College of Sports Medicine - For those interested in obtaining Personal Training Certification - no college degree required. Certification to be a health/fitness instructor, exercise specialist, & registered clinical exercise physiologists require a minimum of a Bachelor's Degree.

Aerobics & Fitness Association of America - For those interested in becoming an aerobics, pilates, yoga, kickboxing, or step instructor. No college degree required, but must be CPR certified.

National Academy of Sports Medicine - For those interested in becoming a certified personal trainer. Must be 18 & CPR certified. A college degree is required for the Performance Enhancement Specialist Certification

The National Strength & Conditioning Association - For those interested in becoming a strength & conditioning specialist. A college degree is required for certification. For those interested in becoming a certified personal trainer, must be CPR certified & no college degree required.

VII.  For information on other allied health careers see below:

American Academy of Dermatology

American Kinesiotherapy Association

American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) - For information on becoming a Sports Medicine Physician.

American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine - For further info on certified sports medicine physicians.

American Occupation Therapy Association

Association of Schools of Allied Health Profession - To explore different health professions

Commission of Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) - Explains the importance of accreditation & helps you to find an accredited program in the area you are seeking.

VIII.  Learning Sites

Auscultation Assistant - This site was designed for second-year medical students at UCLA to help them distinguish the different audio characteristics of heart murmurs and breath sounds.

Human Kinetics - This site offers a variety of sports-med-related texts & videos.

Muscles in Action- to help you understand the anatomical terms of movement.

Loyola University Medical Education Network Learn 'Em - to help you understand the anatomy of muscles, bones, nerves, & arteries; & to assist you with knowing dermatomes, & cutaneous innervation.

Southern California Orthopedic Institute - This site has some good anatomical pictures & a description of the shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, knee, ankle, & spine.