Health Science

Health Science – Therapeutic Nursing Services, Therapeutic Clinical Services, Emergency Services, & Clinical Exercise Physiology

Health Science Education is an educational program designed to prepare students in grades 9-12 for careers in health care. The program provides students:

  • an academic foundation that includes reading and writing (charts, reports, manuals…); the performance of mathematical operations, such as computations involving weights and measures; and the application of science knowledge, such as biology, chemistry and physics.
  • hands-on experiences in a health care facility. These include job shadowing, clinical internships, cooperative education and other work-based experiences.
  • an opportunity to become a certified nurses aide.
  • health care mentors who assist with learning opportunities in a health care facility.
  • community involvement with health care partnerships.
  • opportunities for Tech Prep programs to earn college credit while in high school.
  • preparation for employment in new and innovative health care careers

Source: TN CTE Website

PATHWAY CONCENTRATION COURSES & ELECTIVES

  • Health Science Education
  • Medical Therapeutics
  • Rehabilitative Sports Therapy
  • Anatomy/Physiology (Honors)
  • Nursing Education
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Clinical Internship
  • Exercise Science
  • Work-Based Learning: Career Practicum

ASSOCIATED SKILLS

Successful Health Science students:

  • show leadership and citizenship.
  • have good people skills.
  • work well in a team.
  • apply hand-on technical skills.
  • demonstrate excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • display a willingness to learn.
  • adapt to changing information/technology.
  • apply Science, Math and Language Arts within the health care setting.

POST-SECONDARY

DEGREES, DIPLOMAS, AND CERTIFICATES/LICENSURE

Certificate and Technical Programs

Technical School and Colleges

  • Cleveland State CC
  • Chattanooga State Community College
  • Roane State Community College
  • TTC-Athens
  • TTC-Chattanooga

Associate’s Degree

Colleges

  • Cleveland State CC
  • Chattanooga State Community College
  • Roane State Community College

Bachelor’s Degree

Colleges and Universities

  • UT- Chattanooga
  • ETSU
  • MTSU
  • UT-Knoxville

Advance Degree

Colleges and Universities

  • UT- Chattanooga
  • ETSU
  • MTSU
  • UT-Knoxville

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INDUSTRIAL CERTIFICATIONS

  • American Heart Association Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)
  • Emergency First Responder (EMR)

CLUBS AND ORGANIZATIONS

HOSA:

HOSA is a student organization whose mission is to promote career opportunities in health care and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.

CAREERS

  • Registered Nurse
  • Emergency Nurse
  • EMT
  • Paramedic
  • Occupational Therapist Assistant
  • Dental Hygienist
  • Medical Doctor
  • Medical Laboratory Technician
  • Surgical Technologist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Radiologic Technologist
  • Dietitians
  • Nutritionists
  • Certified Nursing Assistant
  • License Practical Nurse
  • Pathologists
  • Anesthesiologist
  • Sports Medicine/ Athletic Training
  • Phlebotomist

WHERE IS IT OFFERED?

Bradley Central High School

Walker Valley High School

 

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