Health Science Education is a secondary program of study that promotes health career opportunities to students in grades 9-12. Integration of health science courses, work-based learning experiences, HOSA-Future Health Professionals activities, and academics allow students to make informed decisions regarding an array of careers and educational pursuits.
Medical Terminology - Course Code: 554000
LEARN THE LANGUAGE OF HEALTH PROFESSIONS
Medical terminology is designed to develop a working knowledge of the language of health professions. Students acquire word-building skills by learning prefixes, suffixes, roots, combining forms, and abbreviations. Utilizing a body systems approach, students will define, interpret, and pronounce medical terms relating to structure and function, pathology, diagnosis, clinical procedures, and pharmacology. Students will use problem-solving techniques to assist in developing an understanding of course concepts.
Sports Medicine 1 - Course Code: 555500
INTERESTED IN A HEALTHCARE CAREER?
Sports Medicine 1 emphasizes sports medicine career exploration and the prevention of athletic injuries, including the components of exercise science, kinesiology, anatomy, principles of safety, first aid, cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), and AED use. Subject matter also includes legal issues, members of the sports medicine team, nutrition, protective sports equipment, environmental safety issues, principles of taping and wrapping, mechanisms of injury, and application of other sports medicine concepts. Students interested in healthcare careers in athletic training, physical therapy, medicine, exercise physiology, nursing, biomechanics, nutrition, psychology, and radiology will benefit from this course.
Sports Medicine 2 - Course Code: 555600
LEARN EMERGENCY TECHNIQUES
Sports Medicine 2 emphasizes the recognition and care of common injuries and illnesses sustained by a physically active population. Subject matter will include discussion of specific conditions and injuries that may be experienced by individuals participating in athletic activities. In addition, the concepts of therapeutic modalities and exercise in the care of injuries will be examined. A focus on deeper understanding of body systems and common pathologies will be included. Concepts related to the administrative aspects of the sports medicine program will also be covered. Students will apply legal and ethical principles through real-world scenarios in various sports medicine settings. Other career roles in sports medicine will be discussed as the Athletic Trainer takes the injured athlete through the pathway of recovery.