Health Sciences

  • WCTSMAAre you interested in a career that will always be in demand? The focus of the Health Sciences and Therapeutic Services pathway is to provide students with a head start into the health/medical field along with learning skills allowing for a healthy lifestyle. All classes will involve certification in CPR & First Aid along with most receiving Tech Prep credits. Sports Medicine classes emphasize hands-on application of injury and evaluative concepts, whereas Medical Careers & Health focuses on learning and key principles necessary for success in the health/medical field. All students in Sports Medicine must be concurrently enrolled in the practicum where the application of skills occurs outside of the classroom environment with our students and athletes.

    Classes will actively participate in WCTSMA, our Career & Technical student organization; but daily leadership, teamwork, community service and professional development will occur in all aspects of the class. Students will have the ability to attend leadership conferences and state competitions to enhance learning and display their academic achievements through the WCTSMA. 

    MEDICAL CAREERS
    Course Code:  MED 105
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:  Health, CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  None
    Grade Level: 9—12
    College Credit:  No
    Certification:  First Aid/CPR

    This class will focus on the student interested in pursuing a health and medical career after high school. It will involve guest speakers and career interviewing focused on health science foundations and giving students a head start into the medical field. Qualities of a healthcare worker along with the safety, medical terminology, anatomy/physiology, CPR/First-aid and health maintenance will be explored. This class is a great option for those who are unable to perform the practicum hours for Sports Medicine or want a higher level health credit.

    SPORTS MEDICINE—BEGINNING
    Course Code:  MED 100/101
    Full Year:  1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  PE, CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  Medical Career is recommended
    Grade Level: 10—12
    College Credit:  Yes, Pierce KINS259 (3 cr) and Pierce KINS155 (5 cr)
    Certification:  First Aid/CPR, Precision - Success Skills (300)

    Students will learn subjects such as basic human anatomy/physiology, taping, bracing and treatment of athletic injuries, emergency procedures, CPR and first aid, nutrition, fitness and body composition evaluation will also be covered. Students will learn and apply skills both in the classroom and training room. All students are expected to be concurrently enrolled in the Sports Medicine Practicum class taking place seventh period and requiring 90 hours of documented training experience.

    SPORTS MEDICINE—ADVANCED
    Course Code:  MED 106/107
    Full Year:  1.0 credit (.5 each semester)
    Credit for Graduation:  Health, CTE or Elective
    Prerequisite:  Beginning Sports Medicine
    Grade Level: 11—12
    College Credit:  Yes, Pierce HSCI229 (2 cr) AND Bates AMA117 (4 cr), Clover Park CAH102A (5 cr) or Pierce TECM150 (5 cr) 
    Certification:  First Aid/CPR, Precision - Success Skills (300)

    Students will focus on prevention, recognition, and treatment of athletic injuries.  All body regions and their related injuries will be identified and students will apply their knowledge through work with students /athletes during and after school.  All students are required to be concurrently enrolled in the Sports Medicine Practicum class.  This will take place seventh period and will require 90 hours of documented training experience.

    SPORTS MEDICINE—PRACTICUM
    Course Code:  MED 102
    One Semester:  0.5 credit
    Credit for Graduation:   CTE
    Prerequisite:  Current enrollment in Beginning or Advanced Sports Medicine
    Grade Level: 10—12
    College Credit:  No

    This course will support the sports medicine class and involve the hours a student spends outside of class time applying skills through work with athletes and students of YHS.  Up to 1/3 of the total hours can be earned in community work sites or CTSO activities, supporting a student's unique health/medical interests.  This will take place seventh period (after school) and will require 90 hours of documented training experience working under the direct supervision of a licensed healthcare provider.