Healthcare Pathway

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Medical Assisting

In this program, students will receive training as a Medical Assistant. MA’s usually are employed in outpatient treatment centers such as physician’s offices, urgent care centers, and clinics. Their primary functions include assisting a patient to an exam room, taking vital signs, and gathering medical history information. They may also carry out physician’s orders by performing injections and blood drawing procedures. They might also provide patient education. Medical Assistants are required to work under the direct supervision of a physician or nurse.

Sports Medicine

During the first semester of junior year, students will take the Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) class; and second semester they will take the Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) class. The student’s whole senior year will be spent taking the Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) course. The CPT course will NOT certify the student as a personal trainer; however, following completion of the course the student may arrange applications for certification through NASM.

The CES provides the advanced knowledge, skills and abilities to successfully work with clients suffering from musculoskeletal impairments, imbalances or post-rehabilitation concerns. Students may achieve the title of NASM CES only after passing the CES exam, which may not be taken until after passing the CPT exam in their senior year.

The PES is designed for professionals who want to work with players at all levels, from the secondary education and university tier, to professional and Olympic level athletes. After passing the PES exam, students may achieve the title of NASM PES. However, this exam may not be taken until after passing the CPT exam in their senior year.

The CPT course is designed to provide students with theoretical and practical knowledge of the physiological, functional, and bio-mechanical aspects of designing and supervising strength and conditioning programs for various populations, including flexibility, core stabilization and balance training.

Veterinary Assisting  

2 year Program Available to Juniors and Seniors ONLY. Veterinary Assisting is a fast-paced, challenging and interesting career. APHS’s Veterinary Assisting Program is designed to prepare students to directly enter the workforce as a valuable asset to the veterinary field. Veterinary Assisting students learn important skills for entry-level positions in veterinary clinics; including animal emergency medicine, laboratory procedures, and radiology and preventative medicine. In addition, students learn how to educate clients, maintain veterinary facilities and equipment, provide veterinary care and administer medications. Students will also investigate additional careers and education available to veterinary assistants.

Mental and Behavioral Health      

This course is designed to enable students to gain vocational skills to prepare them for post secondary training and/or careers in the allied health and human service fields. Students will receive instruction on human development, common disorders and treatment models. Students will also become proficient in entry level vocational skills required for a career in human services.

Students will increase upon and gain new skills that are important for promoting vocational readiness and client well being to include but not limited to:

-Increased understanding of a variety of disorders/disabilities

-Increased knowledge about multiple learning styles

-Knowledge of various instructional/rehabilitative techniques

-Understanding of behavior and modification strategies

-Increased awareness of community resources available

-Understanding of the importance of the inclusion of all individuals as social, contributing members of society

-Increased understanding and application of job search skills

-Opportunities for participating in social service projects