Tia Moore, M.Ed, NBCT, NASM- CPT, CES, is a Physical Education and Health and Medical Sciences teacher and has been with the Governor’s Health Sciences Academy since summer 2019 and has worked closely with GW faculty to design and create the dual-enrollment courses in the Sports Medicine pathway. Moore has been critical in launching four Academy courses alongside Joe Signorino of GW SMHS:
- HFR 1105: Survey of Anatomy and Physiology for Health and Rehabilitation
- HFR 1107: Illness and Injury for Health and Rehabilitation
- HFR 1109: Exercise Sciences for Health and Rehabilitation
- HFR 1111: Cases in Health and Rehabilitation
Moore says, “the best opportunities offered in the Academy allow students to take coursework and navigate through a specific health or medical field. [Students] are able to gain a structured foundation in the beginning of their high school experience and then move into coursework with a higher focus in their field of interest during their junior and senior years.”
Moore believes that the most exciting aspect of the Academy is the students’ ability to get real-world experiences inside and outside of the classroom while completing professional certifications and earning college credit. The students in Moore’s sports medicine courses get to complete exciting collaborations with school athletic trainers, personal trainers, and physical therapists. These students also conduct the necessary training to become certified personal trainers as they start their health career pathways.
When asked to share words of wisdom with our students, Moore quoted Albert Schweitzer: “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” Moore added, “if you love helping others, or have an interest in health or medicine, find ways to nurture those creative and inquisitive ideas. We need more people in the world who have a true passion for what they do."