Health Science

  • Health Science Programs of Study 

    • Diagnostic Services 
    • Nursing Services 
    • Therapeutic Services 
    • Sport & Human Performance 

    Diagnostic Services

    • Level 1 -C14H14 Health Science Education 
      • 1 credit, open to grades 9 & 10
      • Health Science Education is an introductory course designed to prepare students to pursue careers in the fields of public health, therapeutics, health services administration, diagnostics, and support services. Upon completion of this course, a proficient student will be able to identify careers in these fields, compare and contrast the features of healthcare systems, explain the legal and ethical ramifications of the healthcare setting, and begin to perform foundational healthcare skills.
    • Level 2 or 3 -C14H12 Diagnostic Medicine 
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Health Science Education 
      • EPSO: OSHA-10 Industry Certification 
      • Designed for students interested in medicine.  Includes the study of cardiology, imaging, the medical laboratory, radiology, and other forms of diagnostic medicine. Upon successful completion, students will be able to perform basic medical diagnostic skills.
    • Level 2 or 3 -C14H09H Honors Anatomy & Physiology or C14H09 Anatomy & Physiology
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Health Science Education
      • Satisfies 3rd lab science graduation requirement credit. 
      • EPSO: Medical Terminology Dual Credit Challenge Exam Volunteer State University, Dual Credit Challenge Exam MTSU
      • Health Science Education Anatomy and Physiology is a course in which students will examine human anatomy and physical functions. They will analyze the descriptive results of abnormal physiology and evaluate clinical consequences. Workable knowledge of medical terminology will be demonstrated.
    • Level 4 option 1 -C14H18 Cardiovascular Services 
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Health Science Education, Anatomy & Physiology, & Diagnostic Services 
      • EPSO: Certified EKG Technician (CET) Industry Certification
      • This course is designed for students interested in specific diagnosis and treatment of patients with cardiac and peripheral vascular disease.  Upon successful completion, students will have an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of those seeking employment in the cardiovascular field of healthcare.  Upon completion of this course, students will be proficient in the anatomy and physiology of the heart and knowledgeable about both invasive and non-invasive cardiovascular procedures.  Students who complete a clinical internship in addition to this course will be eligible upon graduation to sit for the Certified Cartographic Technician (CCT) exam; relevant standards are indicated below with (CCT).
    • Level option 2 -C14H11 Clinical Internship (WBL course)
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Health Science Education, Anatomy & Physiology, & Diagnostic Services 
      • Placement in this class is by application only.  Drug screenings, immunization, TB skin test, and physicals may be required before you participate in certain rotations.  A 90% attendance rate is required in order to receive credit in this class.  Students must have completed two health science classes with one of them being from any health science.
      • The internships are designed to be completed in a hospital, nursing home, rehab center, medical office, dental office, or other health care facility depending on the elective focus the student has selected.

    Nursing Services 

    • Level 1 -C14H14 Health Science Education 
      • 1 credit, open to grades 9 & 10
      • Health Science Education is an introductory course designed to prepare students to pursue careers in the fields of public health, therapeutics, health services administration, diagnostics, and support services. Upon completion of this course, a proficient student will be able to identify careers in these fields, compare and contrast the features of healthcare systems, explain the legal and ethical ramifications of the healthcare setting, and begin to perform foundational healthcare skills.
    • Level 2 or 3 -C14H15 Medical Therapeutics 
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Health Science Education 
      • EPSO: OSHA-10 Industry Certification 
      • Explores career opportunities and issues in health care while focusing on leadership development, anatomy and physiology, medical microbiology, pharmacology, and basic skills.  Upon successful completion of this course, students will have basic skills, such as checking blood pressure and will be taught the basics of lifesaving techniques such as CPR and first aid.
    • Level 2 or 3 -C14H09H Honors Anatomy & Physiology or C14H09 Anatomy & Physiology
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Health Science Education
      • Satisfies 3rd lab science graduation requirement credit
      • EPSO: Medical Terminology Dual Credit Challenge Exam Volunteer State University, Dual Credit Challenge Exam MTSU
      • Health Science Education Anatomy and Physiology is a course in which students will examine human anatomy and physical functions.  They will analyze the descriptive results of abnormal physiology and evaluate clinical consequences. Workable knowledge of medical terminology will be demonstrated.
    • Level 4 C14H16H Honors Nursing Education (WBL)
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Health Science Education, Medical Therapeutics, Anatomy & Physiology 
      • EPSO: Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) Industry Certification 
      • Placement in this class is by application only.  Have credit upon registration in a minimum of 2 Health Science classes.  Some clinical sites require a drug screening and or immunization including Hep B and a TB skin test in order to participate; therefore, a drug screening and or proof of immunization plus a TB Skin test will be required to participate at those sites. A 90% attendance rate is required in order to receive credit in this class.  Parent and Student informational meetings required prior to the start of class. Dates to be announced.
      • Focuses on the study of dealing with direct bedside nursing care.  Includes clinical experience and supervised practice (for selected students) in a nursing home setting. Upon successful completion, the student will be eligible to take the state exam for Certified Nursing Assistant.

    Therapeutic Services 

    • Level 1 -C14H14 Health Science Education 
      • 1 credit, open to grades 9 & 10
      • Health Science Education is an introductory course designed to prepare students to pursue careers in the fields of public health, therapeutics, health services administration, diagnostics, and support services. Upon completion of this course, a proficient student will be able to identify careers in these fields, compare and contrast the features of healthcare systems, explain the legal and ethical ramifications of the healthcare setting, and begin to perform foundational healthcare skills.
    • Level 2 or 3 option 1 -C14H15 Medical Therapeutics 
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Health Science Education 
      • EPSO: OSHA-10 Industry Certification 
      • Explores career opportunities and issues in health care while focusing on leadership development, anatomy and physiology, medical microbiology, pharmacology, and basic skills.  Upon successful completion of this course, students will have basic skills, such as checking blood pressure and will be taught the basics of lifesaving techniques such as CPR and first aid.
    • Level 2 or 3 Option 2-C14H09H Honors Anatomy & Physiology or C14H09 Anatomy & Physiology
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Health Science Education
      • Satisfies 3rd lab science graduation requirement credit
      • EPSO: Medical Terminology Dual Credit Challenge Exam Volunteer State University, Dual Credit Challenge Exam MTSU 
      • Health Science Education Anatomy and Physiology is a course in which students will examine human anatomy and physical functions. They will analyze the descriptive results of abnormal physiology and evaluate clinical consequences. Workable knowledge of medical terminology will be demonstrated.
    • Level  3 Option 1 -C14H20 Pharmacological Sciences
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Health Science Education
      • EPSO: Certified Pharmacy Technician (CPT) Industry Certification 
      • This course is designed to provide technical instruction and skill development for the student to become gainfully employed in the pharmacy field. The purpose of the Pharmacy Technician program is to provide learning experiences that enable graduates to obtain basic competencies needed for employment as a Pharmacy Technician in either the institutional or retail setting.  A technician is an individual who, under the supervision of a pharmacist, assists in the performance of activities of the pharmacy department not requiring the professional judgment of a pharmacist. Technicians must be appropriately trained for functions performed. Upon successful completion of this course and graduation from High School, the student will be eligible to take the state exam for Certified Pharmacy Technician
    • Level 3 Option 3 -C14H21 Dental Science 
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Health Science Education & Medical Therapeutics
      • Dental Science is an applied course in the Therapeutic Services program of study intended to prepare students with an understanding of the roles and responsibilities of the dental health care professional within the application of dental care. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to differentiate the many careers in dentistry, assess, monitor, evaluate, and report on the dental health of patients/clients and relate this information to overall health, apply appropriate dental terminology, and perform clinical supportive skills. In addition, students will continue to build a health science career portfolio that will follow them throughout their chosen program of study.
    • Level 4 -C14H11 Clinical Internship (WBL course)
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Health Science Education, Anatomy & Physiology, & Medical Therapeutics 
      • Placement in this class is by application only. Drug screenings, immunization, TB skin test, and physicals may be required before you participate in certain rotations. A 90% attendance rate is required in order to receive credit in this class. Students must have completed two health science classes with one of them being from any health science.
      • The internships are designed to be completed in a hospital, nursing home, rehab center, medical office, dental office, or other health care facility depending on the elective focus the student has selected.
    • Level  4 Option 2 -C14H10 Medical Assisting 
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Health Science Education
      • EPSO: Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)
      • Medical Assisting is a level 2 or level 3 course designed to prepare students to pursue careers in
        medical assisting. Upon completion of this course, a proficient student will be able to implement
        communication and interpersonal skills, provide care safely, prevent emergency situations, prevent
        infection through infection control, and perform the skills required of a medical assistant. At the
        conclusion of this course and an appropriate clinical internship, students may sit for the Certified
        Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) exam.

    Sport & Human Performance

    • Level 1 -C14H14 Health Science Education 
      • 1 credit, open to grades 9 & 10
      • Health Science Education is an introductory course designed to prepare students to pursue careers in the fields of public health, therapeutics, health services administration, diagnostics, and support services. Upon completion of this course, a proficient student will be able to identify careers in these fields, compare and contrast the features of healthcare systems, explain the legal and ethical ramifications of the healthcare setting, and begin to perform foundational healthcare skills.
    • Level 2 or 3 option 1 -C14H08 Rehabilitation Careers
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Health Science Education 
      • EPSO: OSHA-10 Industry Certification 
      • This course is designed for students interested in various therapies which include, but not limited to, physical therapy, occupational therapy, or sports medicine/athletic training. Upon successful completion, students will gain skills in ankle taping and another prevention taping, rehab of injuries, nutrition, and personal fitness. Students completing this class can apply to the clinical internship class their senior with the completion of A&P.
    • Level 2 or 3 Option 2-C14H09H Honors Anatomy & Physiology or C14H09 Anatomy & Physiology
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Health Science Education
      • Satisfies 3rd lab science graduation requirement credit
      • EPSO: Medical Terminology Dual Credit Challenge Exam Volunteer State University, Dual Credit Challenge Exam MTSU
      • Health Science Education Anatomy and Physiology is a course in which students will examine human anatomy and physical functions. They will analyze the descriptive results of abnormal physiology and evaluate clinical consequences. Workable knowledge of medical terminology will be demonstrated.
    • Level 4 Option 1 -C14H22 Exercise Science 
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Health Science Education, Rehabilitation Careers
      • EPSO: Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Industry Certification 
      • Exercise Science is an applied course designed to prepare students to pursue careers in kinesiology and exercise physiology services.  Upon completion of this course, proficient students will be able to apply concepts of anatomy and physiology, physics, chemistry, bioenergetics, and kinesiology to specific exercise science contexts. Through these connections students will understand the importance that exercise, nutrition, and rehabilitation play in athletes or patients with debilitating or acute metabolic, orthopedic, neurological, psychological, and cardiovascular disorders.  In addition, students have the opportunity to incorporate communication, goal setting, and information collection skills in their coursework in preparation for future success in the workplace.
    • Level 4 Option 2 -C14H11 Clinical Internship (WBL course)
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Health Science Education, Anatomy & Physiology, & Rehabilitation Careers 
      • Placement in this class is by application only. Drug screenings, immunization, TB skin test, and physicals may be required before you participate in certain rotations. A 90% attendance rate is required in order to receive credit in this class. Students must have completed two health science classes with one of them being from any health science.
      • The internships are designed to be completed in a hospital, nursing home, rehab center, medical office, dental office, or other health care facility depending on the elective focus the student has selected.