Human Services

  • Human Services Programs of Study 

    • Dietitics & Nutrition 
    • Cosmetology 
    • Human & Social Sciences 

    Dietitics & Nutrition Courses & Sequencing 

    • Level 1 - C19H19 Introduction to Human Studies
      • 1 credit, open to grades 9 & 10
      • The Introduction to Human Studies course is designed to focus on learning to make decisions, set priorities, understanding physical and emotional development during adolescence, coping with pressures, managing personal resources, using consumer information, developing positive interpersonal relationships, establishing a satisfying living environment while planning for a healthy lifestyle – including dietary options, nutrition and fitness, self-grooming; and exploring career options.
    • Level 2 - C19H15 Nutrition Across the Lifespan
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Introduction to Human Studies
      • Nutrition Across the Lifespan is for students interested in learning more about becoming a dietitian, nutritionist, counselor, or pursuing a variety of scientific, health, or culinary arts professions. Upon completion of this course, proficient students will understand human anatomy and physiological systems, nutrition requirements, as well as social, cultural, and other impacts on food preparation and integrity. Artifacts will be created for inclusion in a portfolio, which will continue to build throughout the program of study.
    • Level 3 - C19H16 Nutrition Science & Diet Therapy 
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Introduction to Human Studies, Nutrition Across the Lifespan
      • Satisfies one lab science credit required for graduation
      • EPSO: Tennessee Specific Industry Certification Exam for Dietetics and Nutrition Industry Certification
      • Nutrition and Diet Therapy is an applied knowledge course in nutrition for students interested in the role of nutrition in health and disease.  The course covers the development of a nutrition care plan as part of the overall health care process.  Methods for analyzing the nutritional health of a community are explored.  Finally, the relationship of diet and nutrition to specific diseases will be researched including the role of diet as a contributor to disease and its role in the prevention and treatment of disease.
    • Level 4 option 1 - C19H20H Honors Human Services Practicum (WBL)
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Introduction to Human Services, Lifespan Development, Family Studies or Nutritional Science & Diet Therapy 
      • Human Services Practicum is a capstone course in the Human Services career cluster that provides a practicum experience for students as they develop an understanding of professional and ethical issues. The capstone course will be based on the knowledge and skills from previous courses in the human services cluster. Upon completion of the course, students will be proficient in components of communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, information technology, ethical and legal responsibilities, leadership, and teamwork. Instruction may be delivered through school-based laboratory training or through work-based learning arrangements such as cooperative education, mentoring, and job shadowing.
    • Level 4 option 2 - Psychology 
    • Level 4 option 3 - Sociology 

    Cosmetology Courses & Sequencing 

    • Level 1 - C19H12 Cosmetology I
      • 1 credit, open to grades 9 & 10
      • Cosmetology I is the first level of cosmetology, and it prepares students with work-related skills for advancement into the Design Principles of Cosmetology course.  Content provides students the opportunity to acquire basic fundamental skills in both theory and practical applications of leadership and interpersonal skill development.  Content stresses safety, environmental issues, and protection of the public and designers as integrated with principles of hair design, nail structure, and cosmetic procedures.  Laboratory facilities and experiences simulate those found in the cosmetology industry.
    • Level 2 - C19H14 Cosmetology II
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Cosmetology I
      • Cosmetology II is the second level of cosmetology and prepares students for work-related skills and advancement into the Chemistry of Cosmetology course.  Content provides students the opportunity to acquire knowledge and skills in both theory and practical application.  Advanced knowledge and skills in hair design, nail artistry, and cosmetic applications will be enhanced in a laboratory setting, which duplicates cosmetology industry standards.  Upon completion and acquisition of 600 hours for Manicuring, students are eligible to take the Tennessee Board of Cosmetology manicuring examination for a Tennessee Shampoo Tech / Manicure License. Students will be required to buy a manikin. Approximate cost $30-$35.
    • Level 3 - C19H13 Cosmetology III
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Cosmetology I, II
      • Cosmetology III is the advanced level of cosmetology and it prepares students to perform work-related services using chemicals in the cosmetology industry.  Content provides students the opportunity to acquire foundation skills in both theory and practical applications.  Laboratory facilities and experiences will be used to simulate cosmetology work experiences.  Upon completion and acquisition of 1500 hours, students are eligible to take the Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology examination for a Tennessee Cosmetology License.  Upon completion and acquisition of 600 hours for Manicuring, students are eligible to take the Tennessee State Board of Cosmetology Manicuring examination for a Tennessee Manicuring License.  Students will be required to purchase a color manikin. Approximate cost $50.00. Students will be required to buy a manikin. Approximate cost $30-$35.
    • Level 4 C19H21 Cosmetology IV
      • 1-2 credits, prerequisite(s): Cosmetology I, II, III
      • EPSO: Tennessee Cosmetologist License 1010
      • Cosmetology IV is the capstone course in the Cosmetology program of study intended to prepare students for careers in cosmetology by developing an understanding and practical skills in efficient and safe work practices, career and business analysis, advanced hair techniques, and chemical services, and state board theoretical and practical application.  Proficient students will have applied the full range of knowledge and skills acquired in this program of study toward experiences in practical applications of cosmetology practices as approved by the instructor.  Laboratory facilities and experiences simulate those found in the cosmetology industry.

    Human & Social Sciences Courses & Sequencing 

    • Level 1 - C19H19 Introduction to Human Studies
      • 1 credit, open to grades 9 & 10
      • The Introduction to Human Studies course is designed to focus on learning to make decisions, set priorities, understanding physical and emotional development during adolescence, coping with pressures, managing personal resources, using consumer information, developing positive interpersonal relationships, establishing a satisfying living environment while planning for a healthy lifestyle – including dietary options, nutrition and fitness, self-grooming; and exploring career options.
    • Level 2 - C19H17 Lifespan Development 
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Introduction to Human Services 
      • The Lifespan Development course is designed to prepare students to understand the emotional, intellectual, moral, physical, and social growth and development throughout the lifespan of a child.  Instructional content includes child development theories and research; prenatal development; the study of infants, toddlers, preschoolers, school-age children through adolescence; while exploring related careers.
    • Level 3 - C19H18 Family Studies
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Introduction to Human Services, Lifespan Development
      • Family Studies is an applied knowledge course that examines the diversity and evolving structure of the modern family.  Course standards focus on the demographic, historical, and social changes of interpersonal relationships, as well as parenting, and the effect of stressors on the family.
    • Level 4 option 1 - C19H20H Honors Human Services Practicum (WBL)
      • 1 credit, prerequisite(s): Introduction to Human Services, Lifespan Development, Family Studies or Nutritional Science & Diet Therapy 
      • Human Services Practicum is a capstone course in the Human Services career cluster that provides a practicum experience for students as they develop an understanding of professional and ethical issues. The capstone course will be based on the knowledge and skills from previous courses in the human services cluster. Upon completion of the course, students will be proficient in components of communication, critical thinking, problem-solving, information technology, ethical and legal responsibilities, leadership, and teamwork. Instruction may be delivered through school-based laboratory training or through work-based learning arrangements such as cooperative education, mentoring, and job shadowing.
    • Level 4 option 2 - G04H15 Psychology 
    • Level 4 option 3 - G04H14 Sociology 

    Optional Course that can replace any Level 4 CTE Course

    • C25H16 Work-Based Learning: Career Practicum (WBL)
      • 1 credit, up to 2 credits per year, open to grades 11 & 12
      • Admission into this class is by application only. A student must have a 90% attendance rate for the semester immediately preceding enrollment in this class. Their place of employment must correlate to their chosen Elective Focus and a significant portion of the hours worked must be during the normal school day.
        Students must be enrolled in a CTE that is related to their job. Students must maintain school attendance of a minimum of 90%, passing grades in all courses, and be able to legally drive to the job site. This course allows students to leave the school campus daily to gain real-world occupational experience.