Health, Human, and Public Services: Health Sciences Pathway

Pathway Summary: 

Careers in planning, managing, and providing therapeutic services, diagnostic services, health informatics, support services, and biotechnology research and development

Pathway Courses:

  • Level 1:  Introduction to Sociology
  • Level 2:  Introduction to Psychology and Human Development & Nutrition
  • Level 3:  Anatomy & Physiology or AP Physics 1201Q
  • Level 4:  AP Psychology or African American/Black and Puerto Rican/Latino Studies

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:

  • Science Club
  • Peer Counselors
  • Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD)
  • Math Team
  • High School Bowl

Key Business and Industry Partners:

  • Middlesex Health Hospital
  • Dignity Plus Complete Home Living and Care Management
  • Dr. Elizabeth Kressley
  • Central Area Health Education Center (AHEC)


Future Careers:

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after Advanced Degrees:  Nurse Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Physician Assistants, Speech-Language Pathologists, Nurse Anesthetists, Anesthesiologists, Physical Therapists, Psychiatrists, Veterinarians, Chiropractors, Dentists, Family and General Practitioners, Internists, Medical Scientists, Optometrists, Obstetricians and Gynecologists, , Pediatricians, Pharmacists, Surgeons

 HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after Bachelors Degree:  Athletic Trainers, Registered Nurses, Medical and Health Services Managers, Biomedical Engineers, Dietitians and Nutritionists

 HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after Associate Degree:  Dental Hygienist, Diagnostic Medical Sonographers, Occupational Therapy Assistants, Physical Therapist Assistants, Respiratory Therapists, Veterinary Technologists and Technicians, Cardiovascular Technologists and Technicians, Magnetic Resonance Imaging Technologists, Nuclear Medicine Technologists, Radiologic Technologists, Radiation Therapists

HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after Certificate: Dental Assistants, Medical Assistants, Health Technologists and Technicians, Phlebotomists, Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses, Medical Records and Health Information Technicians, Nursing Assistants, Psychiatric Technicians, Surgical Technologists

 HIGH-WAGE, HIGH-SKILL, HIGH-DEMAND CAREERS after high school:  Medical Secretaries, Home Health Aides, Psychiatric Aides, Physical therapist Aides, Veterinary Assistants and Laboratory Animal Caretakers, Pharmacy Aides, Pharmacy Technicians

Industry Certifications Associate's Degrees Bachelor's Degrees

Central Sterile Processing Technician:  80 hours

Certified Nurse Aide (CNA):  5 weeks

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT):

Health Information Management:  30 credits

Ophthalmic Medical Assisting:  16 credits

Pharmacy Technicians:  84 hours

Phlebotomy Technician:  120 hours

Nutrition and Dietetics Advising:  30 credits

Veterinary Assistant:  150 hours

Medical Office Assisting:

Medical Billing Specialist:  42 hours

Medical Coding Certificate:  56 hours

Community Health Worker:  170 hours

Dental Assistant:  298 hours

Medical Interpreter:  607 hours


Health Information Management

Ophthalmic Design and Dispensing

Drug and Alcohol Recovery Counselor

Radiological Technology

Radiation Therapy

Veterinary Technology

Physical Therapist Assistant

Respiratory Care

Surgical Technologies

Dental Hygiene


Occupational Therapy Assistant

Medical Assisting

Biomedical Engineering Technology

Medical Office Management


Allied Health Sciences




Pharmaceutical Sciences


Nutrition Sciences

Medical Laboratory Sciences

Health Care Management

Biomedical Engineering

Psychological Sciences

Structural Biology and Biophysics

Respiratory Therapy

Public Health

Dental Hygiene

Microbiology and Immunology