Health Science

  • Planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development.

    Program of Study: Therapeutic Services

    Renton School District courses in this Career Cluster include:

    Foundational Courses

    HEALTH SCIENCES – CAREER EXPLORATION
    .5 credit
    (Health and Fitness or Career and Technical Ed credit)
    Prerequisite: 10th through 12th grades. Instructor approval may be required – check with your counselor.
    This class offers students the opportunity to explore the high-demand, high-wage career field of healthcare.  Students will work in the classroom to study a variety of healthcare related topics such as ethics, confidentiality, safety regulations, professional behavior, medical terminology and medical math.  Upon successful completion of training, students will receive certification in: CPR/First Aid, HIV/AIDS Education, Bloodborne Pathogens. Fees for individual certifications will apply.

    ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY 1-2
    1.0 credit
    (Science or Career and Technical Education credit)
    Prerequisite: Health Sciences – Career Exploration
    This course is designed to prepare students for further study and training in the field of healthcare and covers the basics of human anatomy and physiology including anatomical terminology, basic biochemistry, cells and tissues, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, endocrine, cardiovascular, lymphatic/immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Exploration into human growth and development, and the body's response to stress, diet and disease will enhance basic principles. Course includes both in-lab and virtual lab experiences.

    MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY
    .5 credit
    Prerequisite: Health Sciences – Career Exploration
    Medical Terminology is designed to prepare students for further study and training in the field of healthcare.  Students will expand on information presented in Health Careers Exploration to study the fundamentals of medical terminology with emphasis on basic rules, vocabulary, pronunciation, and abbreviations related to body structure and anatomical systems.  Students will also gain an understanding of pathologies, medical procedures, and medical specialties.

    Exercise Science

    COMPONENTS OF EXERCISE
    .5 credit
    (Health and Fitness or Career and Technical Ed credit)
    This class provides the student with introductory skills and knowledge needed to pursue interests and careers in Exercise Science. This knowledge is used by personal trainers, coaches, strength and conditioning specialists, exercise physiologists, physical therapists, athletic trainers, and sports equipment designers. The coursework examines the foundations of exercise and physical activity needed for people to optimize their physical and mental health. Students will examine their own abilities in order to determine plans for achieving their own fitness goals, as well as creating fitness programs for clients based on individualized needs.

    SCIENCE OF EXERCISE
    .5 credit
    (Science or Career and Technical Education credit)
    Prerequisite: Components of Exercise
    Ever wondered how science applies to what you do every day? Science of Exercise builds upon knowledge gained from fitness courses course to allow students to explore how the body responds to physical activity. The course includes field-based scientific lab and virtual lab experiences to gain skills used by fitness and healthcare professionals working in exercise physiology, athletic training, cardiac rehabilitation, physical therapy, and even in the design of sports equipment
     

    Sports Medicine

    INTRODUCTION TO SPORTS MEDICINE
    .5 credit
    (Health and Fitness credit or Career and Tech Ed credit)
    This class serves as an introduction to the concepts of sports and rehabilitation medicine. Students explore the effects of injury and the environment on the body and their implications to athletic performance. Specific emphasis is placed on the prevention of injury and initial treatments to prevent re-injury. Students will gain knowledge and skills regarding evaluating patient status, athletic injury taping, emergency planning, as well as leadership in sports and medical settings. Upon successful completion of training, students will receive certification in: CPR/First Aid, HIV/AIDS Education / preventing disease transmission. See Sports Medicine Practicum course for optional additional credit.

    MUSCULOSKELETAL ANATOMY
    .5 credit
    (Science or Career and Technical Education credit)
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Sports Medicine or Health Sciences – Career Exploration
    Musculoskeletal Anatomy builds upon knowledge gained from the Anatomy and Physiology course to provide students with a more detailed examination of the gross anatomy of the muscular and skeletal systems and the function and control of individual joints. Students will learn to identify muscles, bones, connective tissues, and joints, as well as identifying the major blood vessels and nerves. Course includes both in-lab and virtual lab experiences.

    ATHLETIC INJURY RECOGNITION
    .5 credit
    (Health and Fitness or Career and Tech Ed credit)
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Sports Medicine
    Students explore specific injuries and conditions. Students learn how acute, chronic, and hereditary conditions occur. Students will also learn how conditions can be differentiated by an evaluation of the mechanism, signs, and symptoms found during physical examination. Specific emphasis is placed on the recognition and immediate treatment of head and neck injuries. This course serves to explore some of the decision making skills required for careers where diagnostic decisions are made. It is recommended to take Musculoskeletal Anatomy or Anatomy & Physiology before taking this course. See Sports Medicine Practicum course for optional additional credit.

    ATHLETIC REHAB AND PREVENTION
    .5 credit
    (Health and Fitness or Career and Tech Ed credit)
    Prerequisite: Introduction to Sports Medicine
    This course provides students with the opportunity to explore the role of prevention and rehabilitation in sports and even in everyday life. Students will learn the processes and decision-making involved with rehabilitation planning and treatment. Students will learn how to apply various physical activities and therapeutic modalities used in rehabilitation. This course serves to explore some of the decision making skills required for careers where therapeutic decisions are made. It is recommended to take Musculoskeletal Anatomy or Anatomy & Physiology before taking this course.  See Sports Medicine Practicum course for optional additional credit.

    SPORTS MEDICINE PRACTICUM
    Credit based on hours completed 
    (Health and Fitness credit or Career and Tech Ed credit)
    Prerequisite: Concurrent enrollment in a Sports Medicine course
    Students will interact with athletes in various sports medicine settings including the training room and at athletic competitions. Opportunities will allow students to apply knowledge and skills related to sports and emergency medicine. Students will gain experience by learning to apply various preventative, emergency, and rehabilitation treatments while working with athletes.

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