Health, Human, and Public Service: Personal Care Services Pathway

Pathway Summary: 

Careers that prepare individuals for employment that relates to families and human needs.

Pathway Courses:

  • Level 1:  Introduction to Sociology
  • Level 2:  Intro to Business & Communications  and Human Development and Nutrition
  • Level 3:  Anatomy & Physiology and Accounting 1
  • Level 4:  Introduction to Psychology

See Program of Studies and Career Pathways for Other Recommended Electives and Virtual Courses recommended for this pathway.


AP and Dual Enrollment (ECE) Credit Opportunities:

AP 2D Art and Design, AP Biology, AP Calculus AB, AP Chemistry, AP Computer Science, AP European History, AP Physics (algebra-based), AP Psychology, AP English Language & Composition, AP English Literature & Composition, AP Statistics, AP United States Government & Politics, AP United States History, AP World History, UConn ECE Music Theory 1 and 2, UConn ECE Music Appreciation, UConn ECE Physics 1201Q, UConn ECE Physics 1202, UConn ECE French 5, UConn ECE Spanish 5, UConn Seminar in Writing through Literature

Recommended Clubs & Organizations:

  • Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA)
  • Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA)
  • Interact

Key Business and Industry Partners:

  • The Water’s Edge Resort and Spa


Future Careers:

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after certificates:  Hairdressers/Hairstylists/Cosmetologists, Manicurists and Pedicurists, Massage Therapists

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after high school:  Fitness Trainers and Aerobics Instructors, Personal Care Aides, Childcare Workers, Funeral Attendants, Tailors/Dressmakers/Custom Sewers

Industry Certifications Associate's Degrees Bachelor's Degrees

Child Development Associate:  12 credits

Early Childhood Education:  30 credits

ECE Infant Toddler:  12 credits

Home Child Care:  15 credits

Professional Massage Therapy:  45 credits

Personal Trainer:  30 hours

Cosmetology:  1500 hours

Nail Technician:  100 Hours

Esthetician:  35 hours

Massage Therapy:  854 hours

Exercise Science Transfer Ticket

Funeral Service: Mortuary Science

Funeral Service

Massage Therapy

Interpreter Training

Therapeutic Recreation

Exercise Science




American Sign Language

Exercise Science

Athletic Training

Recreation and Leisure Studies