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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.

Health Science Links

Iowa Board of Nursing (IBON)

Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education (ACOTE)

Association of Surgical Technologists (AST)

American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA)

Commission on Accreditation in Physical Therapy Education (CAPTE)

Commission on Accreditation for Respiratory Care (CoARC)

Iowa Dental Hygienists' Association

Iowa Nurses Association

National Accreditation Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences (NAACLS)

Accreditation Commission for Education in Nursing (ACEN)

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

National Consortium for Health Science Education (NCHSE) Standards

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


Definitions for Health Educators

Opportunities in Health Science: Iowa Career Pathways

Iowa Health Science Work-Based Learning Toolkit

Snapshot of Health Science Careers in Iowa

Iowa Health Occupations Licenses Interactive Dashboard - Iowa Student Outcomes