Health Science Education

Montana’s rapidly growing Career and Technical Education program is Health Science.  Health Science courses prepare students for further education and/or immediate employment in health care fields. 

The purpose of Health Science programs in high school is to teach essential knowledge and skills needed by health care providers based on the National Health Science Standards that address: 

  • Academics & Employability Skills 
  • Communications &  Teamwork
  • Healthcare Delivery Systems
  • Legal Responsibilities & Ethics
  • Safety & Health Maintenance Practices
  • Technical and Information Technology Skills 


Career Pathways in Health Science

Exploring a Health science pathway in secondary education allows students to concentrate their efforts in foundational skills that are applicable to all health science areas.  Students in high school health science programs receive a solid foundation to matriculate into therapeutics, diagnostics, health information, biotechnology or support services at the collegiate level as they focus on a career path in healthcare.

Health Science Career Pathways

Montana Career Pathways - Health Professions 

  • MCP changes the way career pathways are developed, displayed, documented, and implemented.
  • It improves how students, parents, and educators get information about in-demand career options in Montana and provides actionable information for students to explore and engage in careers while in high school.
  • MCP is supported in part by Perkins fundsPerkins Reserve Grants (formerly Strengthening Montana Career Pathways Grants) build collaboration between secondary and postsecondary educators across the state to expand access to dual enrollment, work-based learning, and industry recognized credentials that support a career pathway.




Montana HOSA

Montana HOSA: Future Health Professionals provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, and recognition exclusively for secondary and collegiate students enrolled in health science education and biomedical science programs or have interests in pursuing careers in health professions.


Providing Transformative Learning Experiences

Project Lead The Way provides transformative learning experiences for PreK-12 students and teachers across the U.S. We create an engaging, hands-on classroom environment and empower students to develop in-demand knowledge and skills they need to thrive. We also provide teachers with the training, resources, and support they need to engage students in real-world learning.