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Health Sciences

About Health Sciences

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The Health Sciences career learning area orients students to careers that promote health, wellness and diagnoses as well as treatment of injuries and diseases. Some of the careers involve working directly with people while others involve research or the collection and formatting of data and information. Work locations may be varied and may be in hospitals, medical or dental offices, laboratories, cruise ships, medevac units, sports areas, space centers, or within the community.

--Oregon Department of Education

These high school programs are related to the Health Sciences career area:

  • Health Sciences
  • Health Sciences
  • Fitness Training & Sports Medicine
  • Health Sciences


Here are five ideas for you to look into in the local area (in Hillsboro, unless otherwise stated):


The following courses enable you to earn credits in high school and through the college indicated.


OIT = Oregon Institute of Technology

PCC = Portland Community College

PSU = Portland State University


Century High School

  • Anatomy and Physiology/Health Sciences 1 (PCC and OIT)
  • Statistics (PSU)

Glencoe High School

  • Health Sciences 1 and 2 (PCC)

Hillsboro High School

  • IB DP Biology HL1 and HL2 (PCC)

Liberty High School

  • Health Sciences 1 and 2 (PCC)