Health Science

Classes in the Health Science Program area at SMHS:


The comprehensive Health Science Education program seeks to meet present and predicted needs for health care workers within a health care delivery system that is characterized by diversity and changing technologies. It is a program that recruits qualified and motivated students and prepares them for pursuit of appropriate health careers.

The Health Science Education curriculum is designed to enable students to:

  1. Select health career majors suited to their individual needs, aptitudes, abilities, and career development plan.
  2. Develop sound fundamentals based on National Health Care Skill Standards.
  3. Successfully pursue advanced education and/or entry-level employment in a health career cluster.
  4. Develop basic workplace skills and function as ethical and moral health team members.
  5. Acquire and use information relevant to remaining technologically abreast of their chosen health career majors.
  6. Develop a professional philosophy as evidenced in personal qualities and practices that improve the delivery of quality health care and health maintenance to consumers.
  7. Become knowledgeable consumers of health care in a consistently changing technological environment.


For more information about the Health Sciences Education program area, please visit the NC DPI website here.