Sports Medicine and Exercise Science

















Advisory Council Members

Lisa Augustine, LCCC
Anne Bruno, Bodies in Balance
Chris Faciana, Cuyahoga Community College
Jim Hartley, Sports Quarters
Dana Paden, Form2Fit Ltd
Kristin Seeley, Buckeye Activity Center
Anthony Skuban, Xerxes Athletics
Trish Strazar, Millennium Rehabilitation
Loretta Vojtko, HOPS Therapy Services

College Credit – Students have the opportunity to earn college credits in this program

Gail Connors, Instructor

Extension:  332

Began at MCCC:  2001

  • Kent State University:  Bachelor’s Degree, Career-Technical Education
  • Cuyahoga Community College:  Associate’s Degree, Physical Therapist Assistant
Industry Experience
Mrs. Connors has worked as a Physical Therapist Assistant in many different clinical settings. She started at Metro General Hospital working in rehabilitation in units such as spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, burn unit, orthopedics, and pediatrics.Mrs. Connors also worked in the home health setting for many years specializing in pediatrics. She was an active owner/partner in Contemporary Physical Therapy Services for 10 years, which provided fitness for various populations and physical therapy services.Mrs. Connors has taught fitness as a group fitness instructor at many different facilities and teaches a wide variety of classes such as spinning, yoga, step, aerobic dance, and strengthening at two area facilities.
  • Group Fitness Instructor
  • ROPES Course Facilitator
  • Ohio Department of Education:
    • Teaching License
    • Designated Master Teacher
Interests/Hobbies I enjoy my bike (the kind you push the pedals), the outdoors, and reading.