Health Sciences
Health Sciences

  • Explore the healthcare industry while focusing on medical/lab procedures, medical terminology, anatomy, physiology, and infection control

  • Interact with professionals to gain the edge for employment in the healthcare industry while developing an understanding of legal and ethical practices

  • Prepare for a career to promote healthy lifestyles, diagnose diseases, and treat injuries 

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Health Sciences Career Tree:

Career Tree

Health Sciences Sequence of Courses:

  Career Awareness
Career Exploration Career Preparation
Career Training
Recommended Course Sequence Principles of Health Science
(1 credit)
Health Science Theory
(1 credit)
Anatomy and Physiology
(1 credit)
Practicum in Health Science-Certified Medical Assistant
(2 cr

Health Sciences Courses:

Principles of Health Science
This course is designed to provide an overview of the therapeutic, diagnostic, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development systems of the health care industry.

Health Science Theory 
This course will foster hands-on exploration and increase student awareness of health care careers and skills needed to successfully prepare for the health care industry.

Anatomy & Physiology
This course is designed for students to conduct laboratory and field investigations, use scientific methods, and make informed decisions using critical thinking and scientific problem solving. Students will study a variety of topics, including the structure and function of the human body and the interaction of body systems for maintaining homeostasis. Students must meet the 40% laboratory and fieldwork requirement. This course satisfies a high school science graduation requirement and will be included in the calculation of the weighted GPA.

Practicum in Health Science Clinical Medical Assistant  (Internship)
This course is designed to give students practical application of previously studied knowledge and skills. Practicum experiences take place within NISD Clinics. An examination for Certified Medical Assistant is required at the end of the course.

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What type of student should take these courses?

  • Students interested in any career in the healthcare field
  • Students that want to positively impact others’ quality of life


Careers Related to Pathway:

  • Physician
  • Physician Assistant
  • Nurse
  • Nurse Practitioner
  • Dentist
  • Physical Therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Pathologist
  • Athletic/Personal Trainer
  • Firefighter, Paramedic, EMT 
  • X-Ray Technician
  • Phlebotomist
  • Medical Assistant 
  • Psychiatrist
  • Surgeon