The Health Science Career Cluster teaches students about planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostics services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development. To pursue a career in the health science industry, students should learn to reason, think critically, make decisions, solve problems, and communicate effectively. Students should recognize that quality health care depends on the ability to work well with others. In addition to becoming CPR certified, students in the Health Science Career Cluster have the opportunity to earn industry certification including Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA), Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), and Microsoft.
Students at Kennedale High School have the opportunity to take courses in the Health Science cluster by following a career cluster pathway below. Students who complete a coherent sequence of at least three courses for four or more credits will earn the public services endorsement. The number of credits for each course below is indicated in parenthesis.
Teacher: Chriss Burke
Year 1: Principles of Health Science (1)
Year 2: Medical Terminology* (.5)
Year 3: Practicum in Health Science I (2)
Year 4: Practicum in Health Science II (2)
Health Science – Sports Medicine:
Teacher: Derek Lopez
Year 1: Principles of Health Science – Sports Medicine (1)
Year 2: Health Science – Sports Medicine (1)
Year 3: Practicum in Health Science – Sports Medicine I (2)
Year 4: Practicum in Health Science – Sports Medicine II (2)
*Students in either of the two cluster career pathways are encouraged to take medical terminology, although not a requirement for Sports Medicine.
Career and Technical Student Organziation (CTSO):