Medical Sciences Academy
- This year-long course introduces students to the diverse occupations and standards in the medical/health fields. Medical Core includes instruction in ethical and legal responsibilities, workplace safety, medical terminology, human anatomy & physiology, body systems & mechanics, standard precautions, and infection control. Students will explore career opportunities in therapeutic, diagnostic, and supportive fields. Students will gain practical hands-on training in taking vital signs: temperature, pulse, respiration and blood pressure for incoming patients.
- A year-long hands-on course where students learn how the anatomy and physiology of the human body systems interact with each other through sports. This course studies athletic training, nutrition, medical terminology, vital signs, and treatment principles for athletic injuries. At the conclusion of the course, students will be able to: perform CPR and basic first aid, identify major muscles and bones of the body, identify major body systems, recognize and use appropriate medical terminology, perform basic rehabilitative exercises, demonstrate skills and knowledge of the principles of exercise, effectively apply tape and bandages, and understand the postsecondary actions needed to pursue a career in the health services industry.
- An 18-week program where students participate in various fitness programs, programmed exercise sessions twice a week and maintain workout, fitness and nutrition journals. The purpose of this program is to learn different workout techniques, and study nutritional habits that will carry over into the adulthood. Individual fitness levels are assessed and structured workouts are organized giving students the opportunity to set and achieve personal success.
Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA)
The mission of HOSA is to empower HOSA-Future Health Professionals to become leaders in the global health community through education, collaboration, and experience.
The purpose of HOSA-Future Health Professionals is to develop leadership and technical HOSA skill competencies through a program of motivation, awareness and recognition, which is an integral part of the Health Science Education instructional program.
HOSA believes that these goals are vital to each member:
To promote physical, mental and social well-being.
To develop effective leadership qualities and skills.
To develop the ability to communicate more effectively with people.
To develop character.
To develop responsible citizenship traits.
To understand the importance of pleasing oneself as well as being of service to others.
To build self-confidence and pride in one's work.
To make realistic career choices and seek successful employment in the health care field.
To develop an understanding of the importance in interacting and cooperating with other students and organizations.
To encourage individual and group achievement.
To develop an understanding of current health care issues, environmental concerns, and survival needs of the community, the nation and the world.
To encourage involvement in local, state and national health care and education projects.
To support Health Science Education instructional objectives.
To promote career opportunities in health care.