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We need health care more than ever.

Based on an aging population, and a retiring workforce, the demand for health care workers will remain high for years to come. As the industry of healthcare changes and grows, an increasing number of career opportunities are becoming available inside and outside of the traditional hospital settings. There’s a place for everyone in healthcare!!!!

The Therapeutic Services program, is a two year program that allows the students to experience healthcare through exploring careers and being fully emerged into the world of healthcare.

Students participate in the Health Occupation Students of America (HOSA), a national student organization that provides unique opportunities through competition, leadership development, motivation, and achievement recognition. HOSA members are students interested in pursuing careers in health professions. HOSA is 100% health care!

What you will do in this class

Experience what it’s like to work as a unit, make policy, use critical thinking to discuss ethical or medical scenarios, and educate the community around you. Learn hands-on in working health care facilities during on-site clinicals.

Skills you will learn

Measuring/Assessing and Recording Vital Signs, Nursing Assistant Skills, First Aid, CPR, Medical Terminology, Patient Care such as bathing, grooming, and transporting.

Tools you will use

Hospital equipment, stethoscope, scale, first aid kit, personal protective equipment (PPE).

Major Units of Study

History of Healthcare
Healthcare Systems/Insurance
Anatomy and Physiology
Healthcare Safety
Medical Terminology
Medical Math
Human Growth and Development
Infection Control
Healthcare Communications
First Aid/CPR
Nutrition

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Being in the Therapeutic Services program has taught me to be compassionate, empathetic, and unselfish because there are people that have medical conditions so severe that they have no will to live.  I have learned that I want to be that soft voice that says, it’s ok, I’m here or the hand they hold when they are in pain.  The clinical experiences that I have received during this course will help me in Nursing School, at Shepherd University.  I have learned so many techniques that I feel like an experienced professional already. Kearsten Sanders

class of 2015

Example Job Titles

Nurse
Doctor
Therapist
Counselor
Veterinarian
Surgical Technician
Dietician/Nutritionist
Physical Therapist
Insurance Coder
Laboratory Technician

Related College Programs

Veterenary Science
Marshall University, Huntington, WV

Nursing
Blue Ridge CTC, Martinsburg, WV
Shepherd University, Shepherdstown, WV
WVU, Morgantown, WV

Internal Medicine
WVU, Morgantown, WV

Radiology
HCC, Hagerstown, MD

Physician Assistant
West Liberty, Wheeling, WV

Contact the instructor, Pollyanna Keiper (Therapeutic Services I)

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Contact the instructor, Kenya Starcher (Therapeutic Services II)

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