Health Science Academy

Description of program

This program introduces students to a wide range of health careers and allows them to concentrate their high school coursework in the direction of a potential career in health science. Integrated academics combined with healthcare knowledge and skills provide the framework for a strong healthcare delivery system in the 21st century. It is recommended for students who want to prepare for further study in an array of health-related fields at the postsecondary level. Students who advance in the program will do internships completed in a hospital, extended-care facility, rehabilitation center, medical office, imagery laboratory, or other healthcare facility. Career and technical student organizations are integral, co-curricular components of each career and technical education course. These organizations serve to enhance classroom instruction while helping students develop leadership abilities, expand workplace-readiness skills, and broaden opportunities for personal and professional growth.

This program is great preparation for the following careers

Clinical Laboratory Technician, Dental Assistant/Hygienist, Dentist, Dietitian, Emergency Medical Technician, Licensed Practical Nurse, Medical Assistant, Nurse Practitioner, Nursing Assistant, Occupational Therapist/Assistant, Optometrist, Pharmacist, Phlebotomist, Physical Therapist/Assistant, Physician, Physician Assistant, Registered Nurse, Radiologic Technologist, Respiratory Therapist, Veterinarian, Veterinarian Technologist/Technician, and many more.


Registered Nurse – $79,380

Physical Therapist Assistant – $60,000

Emergency Medical Technician – $41,000

Available certifications

  • American Heart Association Basic Life Support Certification
  • American Heart Association BLS Instructor
  • Certified Medical Assistant
  • Stop the Bleed Certification

Coursework and descriptions

Foundations of Health Science (prerequisite for all other Health Science courses; introduces students to a wide range of health careers)

Health Science Internship (limited to students in grades 11 and 12 and includes theory and lab components; completed in a health care facility)

Medical Terminology (incorporates medical terminology with anatomy and physiology and the disease process to teach the language of medicine)

Here’s something else that makes this coursework exciting

Hands-on learning

For more information on this program

Contact the program director, Staci Naugher, at