• Health Science

    This course introduces the student to health care, with an emphasis on core skills and knowledge applicable to many professional health care disciplines. The curriculum integrates anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, and basic care skills through practical applications found in the health care setting. Students should enjoy working at a fast pace and be considering a healthcare career requiring a minimum of four years of post-secondary education.

    Credits & Certifications

    • 2nd World Language Credit
    • 3rd Science Credit
    • Dual Enrollment: Kalamazoo Valley Community College
    • College Credit: Baker College, Davenport University, Ferris State University, Kalamazoo Valley Community College
    • Certifications: CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer

    Eligibility & Prerequisites

    • This course is available to 11th and 12th grade students.
    • Proof of immunizations
    • Drug test and background check
    • Professional health attire expected
    • Potential out-of-pocket expenses for HOSA participation
    • Students provide their own transportation during job shadowing
    • Extended hours for 2nd year internship

    Career Opportunities

    • Nutritionist
    • Nursing
    • Physician Assistant
    • Pharmacist
    • Medical Doctor


    "I had an internship in an emergency room and just seeing all the different health care professionals working together to have a smooth operation was really phenomenal." — Amira Saad, Portage Central High School