• Health Science

    Mission Statement:
    To provide a comprehensive and fully integrated health-related curriculum with clinical application that will prepare students for highly-skilled jobs within the health care profession. 
     
    (Open to High School Seniors Only) 

    Health Science is a 1-year program offered to high school seniors who wish to investigate and observe a variety of healthcare occupations.  This course will provide students with skills related to the healthcare industry such as taking vital signs, body mechanics, medical terminology, and other entry-level skills.  Students will receive CPR & First Aid training.  Qualifying students will also be given the opportunity to take the state Certified Nurse Assistant examination.

    Students cover the following topics: 

    • Introduction to Anatomy & Physiology of the body and related diseases
    • Observation of various health occupations
    • Basic entry level skills for nursing and other allied healthcare fields
    • Career planning
    • Medical terminology
    • CNA Instruction and Completion

    Students will:

    • Identify and demonstrate professional behavior with regard to roles and functions of healthcare professionals
    • Explore the opportunities for careers in health occupations and demonstrate career management skills
    • Demonstrate professional interpersonal and communication skills
    • Identify and demonstrate safety/sanitation procedures; and apply principles of Microbiology
    • Describe the importance of human anatomy and physiology to the career of a health professional
    • Modify patient care based on an understanding of human life stages and basic human needs
    • Perform procedures common to multiple healthcare disciplines

    STUDENTS SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETING THE CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANT PORTION OF THE HEALTH SCIENCE CURRICULUM CAN BECOME A CERTIFIED NURSE ASSISTANT!

    Students in Health Science become..

    Nurses
    Physical Therapists
    Physicians
    Occupational Therapists
    Nurse Practitioners
    Respiratory Therapists
    Dentists
    Veterinarian
    Sports Medicine
    Licensed Practical Nurse
    Med Lab Technician
    Optometrist
    Physician Assistant
    Child Care Professional
    EMT/Paramedic
    Radiology Technician
    CNA
    Dietician, etc...