• Topics in CTE
  • Introduction to Health Professions A & B
    • A: Students will be introduced to careers available in the health care field.  Careers include but are not limited to first responders, emergency medical technicians, paramedics, and emergency dispatchers.  Students will learn what is required to become a successful healthcare professional, learn terminology in the healthcare field, learn and become certified in first-aid, and CPR/AED use. This course will also introduce the variety of professions available in the sports medicine fields including but not limited to CNA, athletic trainers, physical therapists, occupational therapists, personal trainers, nurses, etc.  Two trimesters of Intro to Health Professions can be substituted for the Health requirement) ($40 optional fee for CPR certification and supplies)  Prerequisites: Freshman or sophomore standing 
    • B: This course presents a study of medical terminology, prefixes, suffixes, word roots, combining forms, special endings, plural forms, abbreviations, and symbols.  All body systems, anatomical reference, pharmacology and medical specialties will be considered.  Emphasis is placed on spelling, definition, usage, and pronunciation.  (If class not offered due to enrollment, available online through IDLA) Prerequisites: Successful completion of Introduction to Health Professions A
  • Human Anatomy & Physiology A & B
    • Human anatomy and physiology is a course that will enable students to develop an understanding of the relationships between the structures and functions of the human body. This course is designed to provide an opportunity to investigate the human body, its structure, function, and how the human body reacts to external stimuli throughout everyday life. Students will also learn the mechanisms for maintaining homeostasis within the human body. Topics covered will include the basic organization of the body, and major body systems along with the impact of diseases on certain systems. students will learn through reading materials, study guides, unit worksheets, group work, projects, and labs with Anatomy in Clay. Students completing human anatomy & physiology will be prepared to take on post-secondary classes involving health related fields of study. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Introduction to Health Professions A & B with a C or better and Sophomore, Junior, or Senior standing
  • Physical Therapy 1A & 1B
    • This course covers the basic skills and fundamentals necessary for a student to begin their training as a physical therapist aide. The physical therapist aide pathway articulates and prepares a student for post-secondary courses to becoming a physical therapy assistant. Many students progress onto physical therapy school in their post-secondary education. This course will cover the basics of a physical therapy aide, including but not limited to; the history of physical therapy, infection control, Universal/Standard Precautions, vital signs, medical law and ethics, body mechanics, and common pathologies. Students will also learn to assist in the transport of patients, organize and maintain treatment areas, and prepare for each patient’s therapy session. There is a mandatory amount of 10 clinical hours spent in a physical therapy clinic.  Students must be BLS CPR certified. Prerequisites: Successful completion of Introduction to Health Professions A & B with a C or better and Junior or Senior standing. Students must be enrolledcurrently taking Human Anatomy and Physiology. 
  • Physical Therapy 2
    • This is the capstone course of the physical therapist aide/assistant pathway designed for students looking to further their career in physical therapy. Students will continue increasing their knowledge of the health care field of physical therapist aide/assistant. Students will learn and focus more in depth on common pathologies, rehabilitation treatments and techniques for common illness, injuries, and pathologies, therapeutic modalities, ambulation and gait training, patient transport, and specialty fields and settings, and how to treat a variety of patients. There is a mandatory amount of 15 clinical hours spent in a physical therapy clinic. Students must be BLS CPR certified.  Prerequisites: Successful completion of Introduction to Health Professions A & B and Human Anatomy and Physiology with a C or better and Senior standing.  
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