Health Science II - Physical Therapy

Health Science II - Physical Therapy builds on content and skills of Health Science Education I and prepares students with the knowledge, skills and attitudes essential for physical therapy careers. Extended laboratory experiences provide students the opportunity to assume and practice technical skills previously learned in the classroom in clinical settings under the direction of licensed physical therapists.

Content includes an overview of the health care delivery systems and employment opportunities at a variety of entry levels. In addition students will learn skills specific to physical therapy including observing patient progress, helping patients with specific exercises, using massage and stretching for treatment, aiding patients with devices for movement, educating patients and families, basic assistance in cleaning treatment areas and clerical work.

This course also provides students with the knowledge, attitudes, and skills needed to make the transition from school to work in health science careers, including self- analysis to aid in career selection, job seeking and job maintenance skills, personal management skills, and application processes for admission into a postsecondary program. 

DOE Code: 5215
Recommended Grade Level: 11-12
Recommended Pre-requisite: Health Science I
Credits: 2 per semester, 2 semester maximum
Counts as a Directed Elective or Elective for the General, Core 40, Core 40 with Academic Honors, Core 40 with Technical Honors diplomas
Additional cost; approx. $40 

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