The Health Science Pathway's aim is to allow individuals to grow in knowledge and skills in the health care areas of interest to them. With the knowledge and skills obtained, an individual can feel a sense of accomplishment in serving mankind.
Health Science is a two-year skills program that introduces students to health careers, the basic health sciences, and basic health career skills. In year one, students learn about basic health care skills, legal and ethical health issues, medical terminology, body systems, and health care career possibilities. In Health Science II, the primary emphasis is to engage students in advanced skills while gaining an in-depth knowledge of health care careers, including job shadowing experiences in health care facilities. Students must complete Biology I prior to enrolling in Health Sciences.
The Sports Medicine course establishes insight into careers in sports medicine. It covers Health Care administration, the athletic and sports medicine team, and medical emergencies such as first aid and CPR. The students are introduced to sports equipment, protective gear, bandaging, wrapping, and taping injuries. Additional topics include therapeutic modalities, exercise rehabilitation, and pharmacology. Students will gain useful information about injuries that may occur from different types of sports, including injuries to the head, spine, chest, abdomen, as well as upper and lower extremities. It will also examine the skills necessary for emergency medical response.
Central High School
359 N. West Street
Jackson, MS 39205-0771