Dual Enrollment Introduction to Health and Medical Sciences

This is the introductory course for students in the Governor’s Health Sciences Academy and is offered in partnership with The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences for college credit. This course introduces the student to a variety of health care careers and develops basic skills required in all health and medical Sciences. Topics include: physical therapy, respiratory therapy, dental technician, pharmacist, pharmacy technician, medical assistant, EKG technician, physician and more. Students learn about human needs, theory, anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, how to measure vital signs, job skills for success and how to conduct a career search. Field trips include visits to GW, local hospitals and/or other medical related locations. Students may also earn First Aid and CPS certification. Fees are associated with this course.


Accepted to the Governor’s Health Sciences Academy and completed the Summer Bridge College Preparatory Program



High School Credits


School Level

High School