Allied Health Overview
The Allied Health Program focuses on 3 main goals:
- Educate students on common health knowledge, practices, laws, terminology, and skills.
- Introduce students to all that the medical world entails (different career ideas).
- Prepare students to pass their Certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) exam at the end of their senior year.
These courses should be taken in the order and year provided below:
- Sophomore Year Course: Anatomy and Physiology
- Junior Year Course: Health Science Foundations
- Senior Year Course: Allied Health Assisting
***Students cannot take their CNA exam until they’re 18 or a high school graduate.
In order to proceed on to the next class in the program, students must meet a set of requirements which include (but not limited to):
- good attendance
- minimal referrals
- good grades
Throughout these 3 courses, students will listen to lectures, watch real life videos, discuss real life scenarios, and learn from guest speakers on various medical concepts and specialties.
Though many students do not join the program wanting to be a CNA long-term, we find that the skills and knowledge necessary to be a CNA sets a good foundation for anybody interested in the medical field.