Allied Health

Allied Health

Change Lives, Save Lives

Are you someone who has always loved to help others? A career in medicine holds an array of possibilities to help people and make a lasting impact. Maybe you’ll want to work directly with patients at entry level and put them at ease, or perhaps you’ll continue on and become a doctor. You could conduct important research in a laboratory, or you might want to help an entire community with a job in healthcare administration. Find out where you fit and discover what drives you in FUTURES Allied Health.

Scholarship opportunity:

The Pathways to Perry Program is offering a $1,000 scholarship to Perry Tech if you complete four classes in this program. Please contact the program lead for more information.

Career options & salary range

The wonderful thing about this field is that you have an array of career options. Some require less schooling, such as a vet tech, fitness trainer, physical therapy assistant, or pharmacy tech. With more education, you could pursue careers such as registered nurse, radiologist, dentist, surgeon, psychologist, and many more.

Skills learned

  • Learn First Aid, CPR/AED and how to take precautions to prevent the spread of bloodborne pathogens
  • Learn Sports Medicine techniques such as injury prevention and evaluation, and rehabilitation
  • Learn techniques such as taping, bracing, and wrapping for various injuries
  • Learn about nutrition and create nutrition plans
  • Develop and improve employability skills, such as communication, leadership, and positive work habits
  • Explore career options in the healthcare field
  • You will have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge in Anatomy and Physiology, a prerequisite for most careers in medicine
  • Hands-on healthcare skills

You can start this program in 10th grade by enrolling in Sports Therapy 101. See your counselor for more details.

Your Contact

Program of Study Lead

Jeannie Martin-Turner

Allied Health Instructor

(509) 972-5900

  • Pathways

  • 1-2 year certification options:

    Medical assistant, nursing assistant, home health aide, physical therapy aide, physical therapy assistant, radiology tech/assistant, emergency medical technician, vet tech/assistant, pharmacy tech, massage therapist, clinical cab tech, dental assistant, health information tech, respiratory therapist, phlebotomist, surgery tech/assistant, fitness trainer

  • 4-16 year options:

    Registered nurse, nurse practitioner, general practice physician, surgeon, physician’s assistant, chiropractor, licensed athletic trainer, pharmacist, physical therapist, occupational therapist, veterinarian, radiologist, dentist, dental hygienist, speech language pathologist, dietician, psychiatrist, and many more specialties in medicine

Program requirements
Sports Therapy 101/102 1.0
Sports Therapy 201 0.5
Sports Therapy 202 0.5
2.0 credit(s)
Recommended coursework
Anatomy and Physiology 301/302 1.0
Forensic Science 301/302 1.0
2.0 credit(s)

College credit earned

  • YVC AH 119 - Medical Terminology
  • YVC AH 110 - Human Body in Health and Disease
  • YVC AH 155 - First Aid, CPR, Bloodborne Pathogens

Certifications & training

  • First Aid/CPR/AED


Sports Therapy 101/102 ‐ 1 Credit(s)

Duration ‐ Two semesters 1.0 credit Lab Science and/or Career and Technical Education

Prerequisite ‐ Passing grade in Biology

Fees and Costs ‐ None

Course Overview

This course introduces the student to medical, science, and health concepts while combining academic coursework with hands-on practical application skills. Students learn standard first aid/CPR/AED practices and sports medicine techniques. This course prepares students for post-secondary education in the medical, science, and health professions, or work in health/fitness professions. Students have the opportunity to apply skills learned outside of class helping athletes at practices and at various school sporting events

Sports Therapy 201/202 ‐ 1 Credit(s)

Duration ‐ Two semesters 1.0 credit Lab Science and/or Career and Technical Education

Prerequisite ‐ “C" or better in Sports Therapy 101/102

Fees and Costs ‐ None

Course Overview

This course is an extension of Sports Therapy 101/102 providing students with more extensive training and opportunities to apply the skills they have developed. It is ideal for those students going into healthcare, community health, or fitness careers. Students have the opportunity to apply skills learned outside of class helping athletes at practices and at various school sporting events.

Anatomy and Physiology 301/302 ‐ 1 Credit(s)

Duration ‐ 2 Semesters 1.0 Credit Science and/or Career and Technical Education

Prerequisite ‐ Biology (passing grade), Chemistry preferred but not required

Fees and Costs ‐ Possible costs for field trips; will be determined on a class by class basis

Course Overview

This course introduces the student to medical, science, and health concepts regarding human anatomy and physiology. The student will learn about the human body systems, diseases and system processes, and proper dissection techniques through lab activities. This course is key for students looking into post-secondary education in the field of medicine including, but not limited to: physician, nursing, physical therapy, personal fitness, dental care, medical assisting, and paramedic/firefighting/emergency medical technician. Throughout this course, students will demonstrate effective work habits, communication skills, and 21st-century skills needed in medical and health care workplaces.

This is a college preparatory course that helps students prepare for additional anatomy/physiology courses in college.

Family Health ‐ 0.5 Credit(s)

Duration ‐ One semester; 0.5 credit Health

Prerequisite ‐ None

Fees and Costs ‐ None

Course Overview

This class is designed to give each participant a complete total body workout. Students work to improve their cardiovascular fitness, increase their flexibility, and challenge their muscles increasing muscular endurance and strength. Health-related topics such as mental health, nutritious meal planning, eating disorders, diseases, drugs, alcohol, human sexuality, STDs, etc are also covered. After taking this class, students will walk away with the ability to keep their bodies healthy and fit for the rest of their life. Students will certify/recertify in first aid/CPR/AED as part of this class.

Nutrition ‐ 0.5 Credit(s)

Duration ‐ One semester; 0.5 credit Health and/or Career and Technical Education

Prerequisite ‐ None

Fees and Costs ‐ None

Course Overview

This course allows students to prepare food, beverages and plan meals. Emphasis will be on safety and sanitation as well as implementing nutritional information. The super-tracker feature will be used to determine nutritional habits or an app like ”my fitness pal”. Then we will analyze diets, herbs and supplements, fast foods. We will prepare and learn about fruits and vegetables, bread, eggs, meats, and desserts.

Tips for athletes will be included and each student will implement a lifestyle change project. Chinese, Mexican and Italian foods will be prepared as well as a foreign food demonstration and reports on countries from which the meals came. A guest meal will be part of the final assessment. Students will work to earn their food handler’s permit in the class. Students will explore related careers.

Forensic Science 301/302 ‐ 1 Credit(s)

Duration ‐ Two semesters; 1.0 credit Science and/or Career and Technical Education

Prerequisite ‐ Junior or Senior Standing

Fees and Costs ‐ None

Course Overview

In this class, students do the real work of real forensic scientists making what they do in class authentic. Because of this, students will be more likely to appreciate the sciences, perhaps encouraging them to choose a career in one of the related science fields. The students in this course are taught the fundamentals of a criminal investigation and how it is applied in a court of law. They learn by doing; they process crime scenes, analyze lab data, conduct scientific investigations, interact with guest speakers, explore the Internet, and become familiar with various texts. Students use technology to participate in activities that closely resemble those used by law enforcement personnel, forensic scientists, and district attorneys. They document their findings through laboratory reports and legal briefs to ultimately be presented to a student court and jury. All of these tools are designed to engage a wide variety of learners in our school's diverse community.