Health Sciences I

High School Credits

4 credits per semester, Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors and Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas

Course Description

For Students

Anatomy & Physiology:
• Human Body & Functions
• Label Body Parts

Medical Terminology:
• Vocabulary Terms
• Abbreviations & Meanings

Health Science I:
• History of Health Science
• Rules/Regulations
• Various Health Careers
• Take Vitals (Heart rate, etc.)

You will also have the opportunity to be involved with our Health Science Student Organization (HOSA), where you will learn about leadership, competitive events, and much more!


For Parents

5282 Health Science Education I content includes skills common to specific health career topics such as patient nursing care, dental care, animal care, medical laboratory, public health, an introduction to health care systems, anatomy, physiology, and medical terminology. Leadership skills developed through HOSA participation are also included. Lab experiences are organized and planned around the activities associated with the student’s career objectives. Job seeking and job maintenance skills, personal management skills, self analysis to aid in career selection and completion of the application process for admission into a post secondary program of their choice are also included in this course.

Anatomy & Physiology is a course in which students investigate concepts related to Health Science, with emphasis on interdependence of systems and contributions of each system to the maintenance of a healthy body. Introduces students to the cell, which is the basic structural and functional united of all organisms, and covers tissues, integument, skeleton, muscular and nervous systems as an integrated unit. Through instruction, including laboratory activities, students apply concepts associated with Human Anatomy & Physiology. Students will understand the structure, organization and function of the various components of the healthy body in order to apply this knowledge in all health related fields.

Medical Terminology prepares students with language skills necessary for effective, independent use of health and medical reference materials. It includes the study of health and medical abbreviations, symbols, and Greek and Latin word part meanings taught within the context of body systems. This course builds skills in pronouncing, spelling, and defining new words encountered in verbal and written information. Students have the opportunity to acquire skills in interpreting medical records and communications accurately and logically. Emphasis is on forming a foundation for a medical vocabulary including meaning, spelling, and pronunciation. Medical abbreviations, signs, and symbols are included.



CPR, First Aid, AED

Dual Credit Institution


Dual Credit Courses

HLHS 100 Introduction to Health Careers
HLHS 101 Medical Terminology

Potential Careers/Salary

Certified Nursing Assistant - $26,590 per year
Licensed Practical Nurse - $44,090 per year 
Medical Services Manager - $96,540 per year
Medical Scientist - $80,530 per year 
Occupational Therapist - $81,910 per year 
Occupational Therapist Aide - $56,070 per year 
Radiologic Technologist - $58,960 per year 
Registered Nurse - $68,450 per year 
Physical Therapist - $85,400 per year 
Physician’s Assistant - $101,480 per year
Physician/Surgeon - $208,000 per year 
Family Physician - $208,000 per year
Nurse Practitioner - $107,460 per year

Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Nurse Anesthetists, Nurse Midwives, and Nurse Practitioners, on the Internet at (visited March 04, 2018).

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