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Health Science programs provide students the opportunity to explore Medical Sciences, Advanced Medical Sciences - Certified Nursing Assistant, Behavioral and Mental Health, Sports Medicine and Veterinary Assisting. In Health Science programs, students learn about the following topics.

Medical Sciences

  • Anatomy and Physiology: Understanding the structure and function of the human body.
  • Medical Terminology: Learning the language used in healthcare settings.
  • Healthcare Ethics and Law: Understanding ethical considerations and legal aspects of healthcare.

Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA)

  • Basic Nursing Skills: Learning fundamental nursing skills such as taking vital signs, assisting with hygiene, and providing basic care.
  • Patient Care: Understanding how to care for patients in various settings, including hospitals and long-term care facilities.
  • Infection Control: Learning practices to prevent the spread of infections.
  • Communication Skills: Developing effective communication skills with patients and healthcare professionals.

Behavioral and Mental Health:

  • Psychology Fundamentals: Understanding basic principles of psychology.
  • Mental Health Disorders: Learning about various mental health conditions and disorders.
  • Mental Health Advocacy: Understanding the importance of advocating for mental health and reducing stigma.

Sports Medicine:

  • Injury Prevention: Learning strategies to prevent sports-related injuries.
  • Rehabilitation Techniques: Understanding methods for the rehabilitation of athletes.
  • Sports Nutrition: Exploring the role of nutrition in sports performance and recovery.

Veterinary Assistant:

  • Animal Anatomy and Physiology: Understanding the anatomy and physiology of common domestic animals.
  • Animal Care and Handling: Learning how to care for and handle animals in a veterinary setting.
  • Animal Nutrition: Understanding the nutritional needs of animals.

Learn how these programs contribute to developing the health care workforce at the state and national level.