Health Sciences

Career Opportunities in Health

Career Opportunities in Health introduces students to a variety of health careers through a curriculum that integrates academic and workplace skills. Rotations at UnityPoint Health-Des Moines hospital and clinic locations, as well as other private clinics throughout the metro, provide observation experiences that allow students to explore careers of their interest, learn about medicine and work towards an understanding of the big picture of healthcare while developing personal skills.

Sports Officiating

In Sports Officiating, students become IHSAA and IHSGAU certified officials in a variety of sports. They will have film study through industry-leading Hudl software to understand theories and movements of the sport to better understand rules and positioning. Along the way, they will have live on site training in cooperation with the other programs located in our facility performing “inter-mural” sports to gain experience and practice in live game situations. After students earn certification with the state of Iowa they will be placed in jobs within the DMPS District to start earning money as a fully certified official.

Nurse Aide (Basic & Advanced)

These Nurse Aide programs give students the opportunity to learn the necessary skills and training to work in various health care settings. They experience classroom and laboratory instruction along with supervised clinical experience in local long-term care (nursing home) and hospital settings. The advanced program also provides students the opportunity to obtain health care provider BLS certification.

“The Central Campus Courses in Health Sciences have influenced my future plans to study medicine. I got some hands-on experience with the Nurse Aide program and I got additional research experience through Anatomy and Physiology, as well as Genetics and Microbiology.”
January Philavanh – Nurse Aide and Career Opportunities in Health – East High School