CTE: Health Sciences

  • Nutrition and Fitness | Medical Careers | Biomedical Sciences

     

    Family Health (CTH 301/302)

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit: Health, Occupational/CTE or Elective 0.5

    Family Health is designed to prepare students for life-long decision making, problem solving, critical thinking, and management skills related to health and wellness issues of families. The topics will enable students to assume an active role in developing healthy lifestyles for themselves and others. Integrating the Washington Health and Fitness standards and competencies from the National Standards for Family and Consumer Sciences Education, this course focuses on the interrelationships of healthy choices and a productive, satisfying life. Upon successful completion of this course, students will earn a .5 “Health” credit. (This class also satisfies the graduation requirement of .5 CTE credit)



    CTE: Nutrition and Fitness

     

    Introduction to Nutrition and Fitness (CTF 401)

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit: Health or Occupational/CTE or Elective .5

    College Credit may be available if students take the Introduction to Nutrition & Fitness and Science of Nutrition and Fitness and meet the requirements; see note at beginning of Career/Technical Education Section.  This is the first course in the series for Nutrition & Fitness.  Students must take this class and may choose either the Science of Nutrition & Health or Nutrition & Fitness for Lifelong Health to complete the series. In this course, students will learn about the role nutrition plays in overall health. Topics will cover basic nutritional needs, digestion, diet analysis, planning balanced meals, how to prepare nutritious foods through healthy cooking, safe and sanitary handling of food, nutrition careers, fitness baseline data, and how to plan and execute a fitness program. The focus is to help students learn how good nutrition and fitness affects health.

     

    Science of Nutrition and Health (CTF 402)

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Intro to Nutrition & Fitness (CTF401)

    Credit: Physical Education or Occupational/CTE or Elective .5

    College Credit may be available if students take the Introduction to Nutrition & Fitness and Science of Nutrition and Fitness and meet the requirements; see note at beginning of Career/Technical Education Section.  In this course, students will learn in-depth about the role nutrients play in overall health, as well as health implications of nutrient excesses & deficiencies.  Also covered will be safe and sanitary handling of food, nutrition careers, and how to plan and execute a fitness program. Food labs will center around healthy choices for each nutrient.

     

     

    Nutrition and Fitness for Lifelong Health (CTF 403)

    Grade Level: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Intro to Nutrition & Fitness (CTF401)

    Credit: Physical Education or Occupational/CTE or Elective .5

    In this course students will learn about "Nutrition & Fitness for Lifelong Health". Topics will cover wellness, food safety, mental health, weight management, long-term fitness goals and activities, nutrition across the life cycle, meal management and special diets.  Foods labs will center around special dietary needs.

     

    CTE: Medical Careers

     

    Introduction to Medical Careers 1  (CTF 209/210)

    Grade Level:  10, 11, 12

    Credit: Health, Occupational/CTE or Elective 0.5

    This class offers First Aid and CPR training and students will have an opportunity to test for First Aid and CPR Certifications. This course provides students the opportunity to explore careers in health care.  Instruction includes history of health care, in-depth study and exposure to health careers, career planning, employability skills, terminology, ethics, wellness vs. illness, and safety. Students are strongly encouraged to register for Introduction to Medical Careers 2 the following trimester.

     

    Introduction to Medical Careers 2  (CTF 261/262)

    Grade Level:  10, 11, 12

    Credit: Health, Science, Occupational/CTE or Elective 0.5

    College Credit may be available; see note at beginning of Career/Technical Education Section 

    Prerequisite:  Successful Completion of Medical Careers 1

    Students in Introduction to Medical Careers 2 will be introduced to anatomy and physiology (systems of the body), diseases, and nutrition.  Medical terminology, legal and ethical considerations, safety, career awareness, and professionalism are also included.

    *Note: the Pierce County Skills Center offers a program that may be of interest to you: Medical Careers.  Please see the Pierce County Skills Center section of this guide for more information.

     

    Sports Medicine 1-A & 1-B (CTF 211/212)

    Grade Level:  10, 11, 12
    Credit:  Occupational/CTE, Health, or Elective 1.0

    College Credit may be available; see note at beginning of Career/Technical Education Section 

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Introduction to Medical Careers 1

    This course provides an opportunity for the study and application of the components of sports medicine including but not limited to: sports medicine related careers, organizational and administrative considerations, prevention of athletic injuries, recognition, evaluation, and immediate care of athletic injuries, rehabilitation and management skills, taping and wrapping techniques, first aid/CPR/AED, emergency procedures, nutrition, sports psychology, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and therapeutic exercise.*Note: the Pierce County Skills Center offers a program that may be of interest to you: Pre-Physical Therapy.

     

    Sports Medicine 2-A & 2-B (CTF 223/224)

    Grade Level:  11, 12
    Credit: Health, Occupational/CTE or Elective 1.0

    College Credit may be available; see note at beginning of Career/Technical Education Section 

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Sports Medicine

    This is an advanced course for students who are interested in the career field of sports medicine. The course is specifically geared for students who have a special interest in athletics, and/or who may be interested in pursuing a career in sports medicine, physical therapy, athletic training or other health-related fields.

     

    Sports Medicine Practicum (CTF 225)

    Grade Level: 11, 12
    Credit: Occupational/CTE or Elective 0.5 (Repeatable)

    Prerequisite: Enrollment in or successful completion of Sports Medicine 1A & 1B or Sports Medicine 2A & 2B and teacher permission

    This is a field experience course for students who are interested in a career field of sports medicine. The course is specifically geared for students who have a special interest in athletics, and/or who may be interested in pursuing a career in sports medicine, physical therapy, athletic training or other health-related fields. Students enrolled in this practicum course will work with school athletes on the field outside of school hours.  Independent transportation

    may be required.

     

    Introduction to Physical Fitness Technician (CTF 107)

    Grade Level: 10, 11, 12      
    Credit: Health, Physical Fitness, Occupational/CTE, or Elective 0.5

    This course is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam and become effective personal trainers.  Students will also gain knowledge that covers other industry fields; kinesiology, physical therapy, athletic coaching, just to name a few. This course presents the ACE Integrated Fitness Training™ (ACE IFT™) Model as a comprehensive system for designing individualized programs based on each client’s unique health, fitness, and goals.  The information covered by this course and the ACE IFT Model will help students learn how to facilitate rapport, adherence, self-efficacy and behavior change in clients, as well as design programs that help clients to improve posture, movement, flexibility, balance, core function, cardiorespiratory fitness, and muscular endurance and strength. This first semester focuses on Intro to Fitness and Wellness, Legal and Ethical Considerations, CPR/AED - Universal Precautions, Human Anatomy, Biomechanics and Kinesiology, Health Screening, and Fitness Testing

    *Students with a C or better earn Kinesiology credits through Pierce College.

     

    Physical Fitness Program Design (CTF 108)
    Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
    Credit: Health, Physical Fitness, Occupational/CTE, or Elective 0.5
    This is the second course in the series which is designed to give students the knowledge and understanding necessary to prepare for the ACE Personal Trainer Certification Exam and become effective personal trainers.  This second course focuses on Health Related Fitness Principles and Exercise Physiology, Nutrition, Drugs and Supplements, Strength Training Program Design, Health Screening, Fitness Testing, and Evaluation. 

    *Students with a B or better earn Kinesiology credits through Pierce College.       

     

    CTE: Biomedical Sciences

     

    Note: The first three years of biomedical sciences meet the Bethel SD science graduation requirements. Students must take all three trimesters when taking this sequence to meet your science requirements. 

     

    Year 1 of the sequence - 

     

    Principles of the Biomedical Sciences A & B (CTF 219/220)

    Grade level: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit: Occupational/CTE, Biology, Science Elective, Health, Elective 1.0   NCAA approved

    This Project Lead the Way (PLTW) course will introduce students to the study of human medicine, research processes, and introduction to bioinformatics, and the use of computer science, mathematics, and information theory to model and analyze biological systems. Students investigate the human body systems and various health conditions including: heart disease, diabetes, sickle-cell disease, hypercholesterolemia, and infectious diseases. Students determine the factors that led to the death of a fictional person, and investigate lifestyle choices and medical treatments that might have prolonged the person's life. Key biological concepts including homeostasis, metabolism, inheritance of traits, feedback systems, and defense against disease are embedded in the curriculum. Engineering principles including the design process, feedback loops and the relationship of structure to function are incorporated in the curriculum. *Note: the Pierce County Skills Center offers a program that may be of interest to you: Medical Careers. Please see the Pierce County Skills Center section of this guide for more information.

     

    Principles of the Biomedical Sciences Biology (CTF 226)

    Grade Levels: 9, 10, 11, 12

    Credit: 0.5 credit Occupational/CTE, Lab Science NCAA approved

    Prerequisite: enrollment in the Project Lead the Way science sequence

    This course will cover the Life Science and Earth and Space Science standards not addressed in Principles of Biomedical Sciences. Concepts addressed will include: how energy from the sun is transformed to a usable form for the human body; the ecosystems that exist within the human body and factors that impact those ecosystems; how Earth’s history can help solve biomedical issues; and how human impact on Earth can lead to biomedical issues.

     

    Year 2 of the sequence - 

     

    Human Body Systems A & B (CTF 221/222)

    Grade Levels: 10, 11, 12

    Credit: 1.0 Occupational/CTE, Lab Science (chemistry), Science Elective, Health, Elective. NCAA approved

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology or Principles of Biomedical Sciences

    This PLTW course introduces students to the processes, structures, and interactions of the human body systems. Important concepts in the course include: communication, transport of substances, locomotion, metabolic processes, defense, and protection. The central theme is how the body systems work together to maintain homeostasis and good health. The systems are studied as "parts of a whole," working together to keep the amazing human machine functioning at an optimal level. Students design experiments, investigate the structures and functions of the body systems and use data acquisition software to monitor body functions such as muscle movement, reflex and voluntary actions and respiratory operation. Students work through interesting real-world cases and play the role of biomedical professionals to solve medical mysteries.

     

    Chemistry in Human Body Systems (CTF 230)

    Grade Level(s): 10,11,12

    Credit: 0.5 credit Occupational/CTE, Lab Science NCAA approved

    Prerequisite: enrollment in the Project Lead the Way science sequence

    This course will cover the Chemistry and Earth and Space Science standards not addressed in Human Body Systems. Concepts addressed will include: properties of atoms and molecules and how the periodic table can be used to predict the behavior of these atoms in the human body; chemical reactions in the human body and factors that influence these reactions; nuclear processes and the role they play in diagnosing and treating conditions in the human body; and current environmental conditions and their effect on the human body.

     

    Year 3 of the sequence - 

     

    Medical Interventions A & B (CTF 267/268)

    Grade Level:  11, 12

    Credit:  Occupational/CTE, Lab Science (Physics), Health,  or Elective 1.0 NCAA approved

    Prerequisite: Successful completion of Biology or Principles of the Biomedical Sciences

    Students investigate the variety of interventions involved in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of disease as they follow the lives of a fictitious family. The course is a "How-To" manual for maintaining overall health and homeostasis in the body as students explore: how to prevent and fight infection; how to screen and evaluate the code in human DNA; how to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer; and how to prevail when the organs of the body begin to fail. Through these scenarios, students are exposed to the wide range of interventions related to immunology, surgery, genetics, pharmacology, medical devices, and diagnostics. Lifestyle choices and preventive measures are emphasized throughout the course as well as the important roles scientific thinking and engineering design play in the development of interventions of the future.

     

    Physics in Medical Interventions (CTF 228)

    Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12

    Credits: Credit: 0.5 Occupational/CTE, Lab Science (physics) NCAA approved

    Prerequisite: enrollment in the Project Lead the Way science sequence

    This course will cover the Physics and Earth and Space Science standards not addressed in Medical Interventions. Concepts addressed will include: ways to reduce the forces during collisions to minimize the injuries sustained; how wave technologies can be used to diagnose and treat medical issues; and how changes within the Earth and on its surface can impact the health of individuals living on Earth.



    Year 4 of the sequence - 

     

    Biomedical Innovation A & B (CTF 269/270)

    Grade Level(s): 10, 11, 12

    Credits: Credit: 0.5 Occupational/CTE, Lab Science NCAA approved

    Prerequisite: enrollment in the Project Lead the Way science sequence

    This course will cover the Physics and Earth and Space Science standards not addressed in Medical Interventions. Concepts addressed will include: ways to reduce the forces during collisions to minimize the injuries sustained; how wave technologies can be used to diagnose and treat medical issues; and how changes within the Earth and on its surface can impact the health of individuals living on Earth.

     

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