• 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: 

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

    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...