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Lamar High School is an International Baccalaureate school whose goal is to provide the best opportunity for a diverse group of students to receive a rigorous, internationally accredited education, with a broad range of extracurricular activities, in a safe and nurturing environment. The goal of the IB is for students to be challenged academically, while also finding creative and physical fitness outlets, getting involved in the community around them, and developing a global view that takes the student beyond their immediate environment.
Last week we were approved for a new CTE Pathway in the Health Sciences. We will be able to offer this to incoming freshmen and current 9th graders next year. Students may complete the IB Diploma or IB Career-related Programme with this pathway of study.
Just as with our other CTE pathways, students entering this pathway will have a 4-yr sequence of courses – Principles of Exercise Science, Kinesiology I, Kinesiology II and a Practicum in Entrepreneurship. Complementing this pathway, students will be able to select Anatomy and Physiology (recommended level) or IB Biology (advanced level), as well as our new IB Exercise and Health Science course for seniors. Students in the pathway will receive an industry certification as a Certified Professional Trainer (great way to earn money in college).
This field of study is a great opportunity for exposure for those interested in careers such as physical therapy, kinesiology and exercise sciences, athletic training, nutrition sciences or coaching.
Here are the course descriptions for the courses we will offer next year:
Principles of Exercise Science and Wellness
The Principles of Exercise Science and Wellness course is designed to provide for the development of knowledge and skills in fields that assist patients with maintaining physical, mental, and emotional health. Students in this course will understand diet and exercise, as well as techniques to help patients recover from injury, illness, and disease. They will also learn about introductory health science topics such as employability skills, lifespan development, and ethical and legal standards. Students who take this course are ideally interested in such careers as physical therapy, athletic training, nutrition, personal training, and recreational therapy. The central focus of this course is to provide students with a solid foundation in the topics of health and wellness and increase their interest in the various careers available in these fields.
Prerequisites: Principles of Exercise Science and Wellness
This course is designed to introduce students to the basic concepts of kinesiology. Students will gain an understanding of body mechanics, physiological functions of muscles and movements, the history of kinesiology, and the psychological impact of sports and athletic performance. Students will also explore careers within the kinesiology field and be able to explain the societal demand for kinesiology-related jobs. Students will develop a foundation in Kinesiology I that will prepare them for upper-level courses that will dive deeper into the anatomical and physiological functions of the body and provide opportunities for an industry-certified exam such as a certified personal trainer.
If you are interested in this course of study, contact your Academic Dean to see if you are eligible to move into this pathway.
Link to all course descriptions for 2021-2022: https://www.houstonisd.org/Page/183809
CTE Sequences: https://www.houstonisd.org/Page/183810
Go to Health Science page: https://www.houstonisd.org/Page/188538 for additional information
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