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Health Science


Health Science Education programs prepare students for careers and higher education in more than 200 occupations in the health care field, in a variety of settings, including clinics, home health, hospitals, insurance industry, laboratories and research, and, nursing homes. The individual interested in the health care field will have the opportunity to prepare for professional careers that plan, manage and provide therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services and biotechnology research and development.

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Health Science Program of Study

Iowa Health Science Education Model Program of Study and Overview

Health Science Links

Iowa Board of Nursing

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

Association of Surgical Technologists

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)

Iowa Dental Hygienists' Association

Iowa Nurses Association

Medical Lab Tech

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

NN2 - National Network for Health Career Programs in Two-Year Colleges

Respiratory Care NN2

CNA Information

FAQs for CNA

Health Program Management Committee

Purpose and Guiding Principles - Program Management Committee Health

Health Program Management Committee Membership

Standards and Benchmarks

2019 CTE Health Sciences Standards

Community College Core Performance Standards

NCHSE Standards and Benchmarks

Career Clusters from the National Association of State Directors of Career Technical Education Consortium


Definitions for Health Educators

Printed from the Iowa Department of Education website on August 09, 2020 at 2:28pm.