Health Sciences
 
Students participate in health science-related experiences to understand future employment opportunities in this growing sector of the economy.

Students gain a firm understanding of psychology and the human system, including a generalist view of the many professions available as a prospective health care professional. This program is offered to juniors and seniors.


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Now that I’ve taken the VANTAGE (Health Sciences) classes, I’m sure that’s what I want to go into.

- Mikayla, Health Sciences student

 

More about the program

Students participate in health science-related experiences to understand future employment opportunities in this growing sector of the economy. In addition to their coursework in AP Psychology and Human Anatomy, students can earn certification as a nursing assistant registered or emergency medical responder. This certification gives students advanced training and a jump-start in the field of health care.

Students receive regular guest instruction and attend site visits with health science leaders such as the University of Minnesota, Children’s Minnesota and Excellence Center for Bone & Joint Research. Students gain a firm understanding of psychology and the human system, including a generalist view of the many professions available as a prospective health care professional. This program is offered to juniors and seniors.

 

Register for Health Sciences if you are interested in: 

  • Careers in the bioscience and medical field
  • The human body
  • Earning college credit through AP Psychology
  • Getting a jump start in your health science career by receiving a CNA or EMR certification

Course Credit

Year-long, 2.25-credit course earns:

  • AP Psychology (one social studies credit)
  • Human Anatomy (one elective science credit)
  • Medical Sciences (.25 elective science credit)
    • Nursing Assistant Registered or Emergency Medical Responder
  • Offered in grades 11-12


Guest Instructors

Guest instructors provide expertise on topics aligned to the VANTAGE curriculum. Teachers use a content-first approach to learning, enabling you to master academic core content, and then see how it is implemented by business partners to provide solutions to real-world challenges.

Mentorship and Networking

All VANTAGE students have a 1:1 mentor, but the networking extends beyond one professional. Mentors often open doors and guest instructors freely share their contact information, some provide employment and extended site visits.