Introduction to Nutrition for Health and Medical Sciences

SCED Code: 14199
Suggested Grade Level: 10, 11, 12
Duration: 18 Weeks
Hours: 70
Credits: 0.5
Prerequisite: None
OSHA Compliance Required?: No
CTSO: HOSA-Future Health Professionals
Non-Traditional?: M

Introduction to Nutrition for Health and Medical Sciences is designed to provide an opportunity for students to gain a basic understanding of nutrition. The course will enable students to identify common food sources of nutrients and the purposes of these nutrients in childhood, adolescence, and adulthood. Students will learn to apply principles of nutrition, including current dietary guidelines to his/her lifestyle and future careers. Contextual instruction and student participation in co-curricular career and technical student organization (CTSO) activities will develop leadership, interpersonal, and career skills. High-quality work-based learning (HQWBL) will provide experiential learning opportunities related to students' career goals and/or interests, integrated with instruction, and performed in partnership with local businesses and organizations.

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Course Sequences

A combination of this course and those below, equivalent to two 36-week courses, is a concentration sequence. Students wishing to complete a specialization may take additional courses based on their career pathways. A program completer is a student who has met the requirements for a CTE concentration sequence and all other requirements for high school graduation or an approved alternative education program.

Career Clusters

Pathway Occupation
Therapeutic Services
  • Athletic Trainers
  • Dental Assistants
  • Home Health Aides
  • Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses
  • Medical Assistants
  • Occupational Therapists
  • Occupational Therapy Aides
  • Pharmacy Technicians
  • Physical Therapists
  • Physical Therapist Assistants
  • Recreational Therapists
  • Registered Nurses

Pathway Occupation
Counseling & Mental Health Services
  • Dietitians and Nutritionists
  • Substance Abuse and Behavioral Disorder Counselors
Early Childhood Development & Services
  • Childcare Workers
  • Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education
  • Preschool Teachers, Except Special Education
  • Teaching Assistants, All Other
Family & Community Services
  • Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other
Personal Care Services
  • Personal Care and Service Workers, All Other

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