Health & Medical Sciences

Course Overview

Health care is among the nation’s fastest-growing industries and offers a broad range of professional opportunities. In our Health & Medical Sciences program, students explore medical science and its health care applications. As they prepare to launch careers in health care or pursue postsecondary degrees, students master the following skills:

  • Using personal protective equipment; applying infection control principles
  • Performing CPR with an AED and administering basic first aid
  • Measuring and recording patient height, weight and vital signs
  • Assisting colleagues with patient exams; moving, lifting and positioning patients
  • Assisting patients with personal hygiene and grooming

Working in a high-tech program lab outfitted with seven patient beds, a rehabilitation room and an operating room, students develop their bedside manner by practicing with simulation mannequins, synthetic cadavers and each other. They also have opportunities to shadow clinical experts in the field and upperclassmen may pursue internship or co-op positions with local employers.

Students learn medical terminology, the human body’s systems and its diseases while studying patient response to prescribed exercise, various rehabilitation methods and the management of chronic conditions. The industry imperatives of effective communication, empathy, professionalism and quality care for all patients are emphasized throughout the program curriculum.

Course Details

Course length: 9 months

Next start date(s): Fall 2024 dates TBD

Tentative schedule: 8:15 am – 2:45 pm, M-F

Credentials & college credit

Students who complete our course earn the following industry-recognized credentials:

  • OSHA Certification via CareerSafe®
  • Pennsylvania Skills Certificate via NOCTI®

Students who complete our course are well-positioned to earn associate degrees at the following school(s):

  • Lehigh Carbon Community College

Career pathways

with credentials earned at LCTI:

  • Massage Therapist
  • Personal Trainer
  • Restorative Aide

with as associate or bachelor’s degree:

  • Athletic Trainer
  • Occupational Therapy Assistant
  • Physical Therapy Assistant

with master’s or doctoral degree:

  • Exercise Physiologist
  • Physical therapist
  • Occupational Therapist
  • Speech Therapist

Learn more about potential career pathways.

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