Medical terminology will address basic terminology that is required by allied health professions. Additionally it will provide basic knowledge of anatomy and physiology, pathology, and pharmacology. Symbols, medical abbreviations, Greek, and Latin prefixes, suffixes, word roots and meaning are taught within the context of the body and its systems. Emphasis will be placed on developing a medical vocabulary including, meaning, spelling, and pronunciation that is necessary for interpreting medical records and communications. This course will provide a strong foundation for students interested in medical and other allied health careers. It is recommended for juniors and seniors who have an interest in pursuing a post-secondary education in a medical or allied health field.
Introduction to Physical Therapy introduces students to careers in physical therapy, athletic training and sports medicine. Due to the multi-disciplinary/cross training trend in health care delivery, this course will offer an overview of other allied health careers interrelated to physical therapy, such as athletic training and sports medicine. Various instructional strategies and technologies are used to teach students about career opportunities and their associated roles and responsibilities, legal and ethical issues, patient diversity, anatomy and physiology, injury mechanisms, disorders requiring physical therapy, aspects of rehabilitation, safety concerns and patient documentation. This course qualifies as a Directed Elective and Elective for the Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, and Core 40 with Technical Honors Diplomas.
An elective course that concentrates on the components of design layout, photo editing, website design and video. The tools taught will be predominantly Adobe Suite including Photoshop, Premiere and also Website Design. It is the goal of the class to build in the direction of a digital portfolio on the web including a gallery of artwork, written work, and miscellaneous fun.
An elective course that builds on the knowledge gained in the introductory class and continues in the area of graphics, photography, web development, and video. The fall semester is focused on photography and in the spring semester students continue building knowledge in graphics, web development and video. This course may be repeated and in that case, will be geared for the individual student.
A class exploring clay based materials using various ceramic and pottery techniques. This class is for the talented, interested, and self-motivated student Some of the activities may include, but are not limited to, hand building and potter's wheel techniques, and casting processes. Other aspects to be integrated will be art history, criticism, aesthetics, interpretation, and the elements and principles of art. Student's individual ability is considered in the evaluation of progress.
A class exploring mostly non-clay based materials building on the knowledge gained in the ceramics class using various techniques. This class is for the talented, interested, and self-motivated student Some of the activities may include, but are not limited to wax, soap, plaster, wire, and casting processes. Other aspects to be integrated will be art history, criticism, aesthetics, interpretation, and the elements and principles of art. Student's individual ability is considered in the evaluation of progress.
A series of advanced classes for the talented and interested self-motivated student that uses various media. Previous experiences will be built upon and all media and techniques are explored. Students will continue to increase their understanding and appreciation of art through responding to and making advanced three dimensional art pieces. Student's individual ability is considered in the evaluation of progress. This course may be repeated.
The goal of a physically educated student is to maintain appropriate levels of cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength and endurance, flexibility, and body composition necessary for a healthy and productive life. Through a variety of instructional strategies, students practice skills that demonstrate: competency in motor skills and movement patterns needed to perform a variety of physical activities; understanding of movement concepts, principles, strategies, and tactics as they apply to the learning and performance of physical activities; regular participation in physical activity to achieve and maintain a health-enhancing level of physical fitness; responsible personal and social behavior that respects self and others in a physical activity setting.