Health Science

Contact:  Rene Rambur, (208)-732-6730,

Rita Ruhter, (208)-732-6726,

The Health Science Program provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue a variety of health care professions. By working toward this degree, students will gain the foundation necessary to transfer and continue their education in such fields as health promotion, health administration, exercise science, athletic training, dietetics, public health, and addiction studies. Additionally, this program allows students to seamlessly prepare for study in a multitude of CTE health care programs such as dental assisting, dental hygiene, physical therapy assisting, EMT, registered and practical nursing, paramedic, radiological technology, and surgical technology.

Upon successful completion of the Health Science program, students will be able to:

  1. Communicate effectively in the medical language.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of how the human body responds to homeostatic challenges.
  3. Discuss and explain current issues in the US health care system.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of ethical issues that health care providers face.
  5. Explain how culture and diversity impact personal health and well-being.

Program Application Required: No

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