Health Science Academy

The Health Science Academy gives you the chance to explore a career in the health field while earning college credit before you graduate from high school!

This academy will begin to prepare you for entering the healthcare workforce in medical and dental offices, hospitals, laboratories, long-term care facilities, and more.

Careers in healthcare are in high-demand and the job opportunities continue to expand. As new technologies develop, our ability to diagnosis and treat patients improves allowing individuals to live longer healthier lives.

Career Opportunities

Your career opportunities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Certified nursing assistant (CNA)
  • Dental assistant
  • Dental hygienist
  • Licensed practical nurse (LPN)
  • Medical laboratory technician
  • Occupational therapy assistant
  • Physical therapist assistant
  • Register nurse (RN)
  • Respiratory care technician

Program Costs

  • Your school district pays for your courses and provides the textbooks.
  • You are responsible for transportation costs to the course locations.
  • You are responsible for any supplies, field trips, and activities in and out of the classroom.

Who can participate?

  • Any 9th–12th grade student who meets the requirements.
  • Students who are able to travel to the course locations.

What can you do after you graduate from high school?

If you complete the Health Science Academy, you will receive up to 22 credits (approximately a $3,000 value) toward your college degree!

You can continue your education at Hawkeye in programs such as:

Where are courses located?

Course locations may vary; contact your guidance counselor for availability.

Health Science Academy Courses

The course sequence may vary.

Courses marked with an asterisk (*) have minimum score requirements; contact your guidance counselor for details.

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Semester 1 – Fall
ENG-105 Composition I Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. * -OR- 3 General education course
SPC-101 Fundamentals of Oral Communication 3 General education course
HSC-108 Introduction to Health Professions 2
Total Credits 5

Semester 2 – Spring
HSC-113 Medical Terminology 2 General education course
SOC-110 Introduction to Sociology 3 General education course
Total Credits 5

Semester 3 – Fall
BIO-151 Nutrition 3 General education course
BIO-168 Human Anatomy and Physiology I 4 General education course
PSY-111 Introduction to Psychology 3 General education course
Total Credits 10

Semester 4 – Spring
BIO-173 Human Anatomy and Physiology II Prerequisite and/or corequisite required. See course description for more details. 4 General education course
PSY-121 Developmental Psychology 3 General education course
Health Elective 3
Total Credits 10

Health Electives
EMS-114 Emergency Medical Responder 2
PNN-100 Nursing Assistant 3

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