HEALTH SCIENCE EDUCATION
This program offers a sequence of courses that provides coherent and rigorous content aligned with challenging academic standards and relevant technical knowledge and skills needed to prepare for further education and careers in the Health Science career cluster. Students are prepared with competencies required to assist qualified health professionals in providing diagnostic, therapeutic, preventive, restorative, and rehabilitative services to patients in health care facilities, in the home and in the community.
The programs are designed not only to develop clinical or technical skills but also to teach roles, relationships, and responsibilities in the health care setting. Students participate in job shadowing rotations in hospitals, doctor’s offices, clinics, and laboratories.
The content includes but is not limited to performing skills representative of one to three areas of allied health care in the laboratory and clinical settings. Major areas of allied health are defined as physical therapy, emergency, radiation, laboratory and respiratory medicine, and occupational therapy. Other areas of health, medicine, dentistry, or veterinary may be included, with instructor provided competencies.
If you are interested in getting involved in our Health Science Education Business Advisory Council, please contact Sara Lefils
Health Occupation programs in Marion County are:
One out of every five (5) jobs in the United State is in the Health Care Field.
Jobs in this cluster include:
- Physical Therapy Assistant
- Radiology Technician
- Medical Assistant
- Surgical Technician
Health Occupations Students of America (HOSA), a career and technical student organization for Health Science students offers the opportunity to be involved in competitions on medical subjects while students are learning.