Foley High School has a great health science program, inspiring many students on a daily basis.
Foley High School’s health science classes are taught by Mrs. Luker and Coach Ahonen.
Coach Ahonen teaches Sports Medicine, along with Foundations of Health Science. Mrs. Luker teaches Foundations of Health Science, Human Body Structures and Functions, Therapeutic Services, the Health Science Internship, and is in charge of HOSA, (Health Occupations Students of America.)
Sports Medicine is set to educate students that have interests in athletic training, physical therapy, medicine, fitness, physiology of exercise, kinesiology, nutrition and other sports medicine fields.
Foundations of Health Science
Foundations of Health Science is an entry-level class, and it is the prerequisite for all other health science classes on campus. Students in this class learn how to read medical terminology, healthcare safety, and about the many career opportunities that are available in the medical field.
Human Body Structures and Functions
In Human Body Structures and Functions, students learn the structures and functions of all body systems; these include the circulatory system, digestive system, cardiovascular system, skeletal system, respiratory system, immune system, urinary system, reproductive system, nervous system, endocrine system, lymphatic system, and muscular system.
In Therapeutic Services, students develop hands-on skills for handling patients; such as transporting patients, ambulating patients, taking vital signs, and much more.
Health Science Internship
Internship is a class in which students become interns at South Baldwin Regional Medical Center. Students provide care for patients, sit in on surgeries, perform vital signs, assist nurses/doctors, and much more.
HOSA (Future Health Professionals, formerly known as Health Occupations Students of America) is a student-led organization promoting healthcare career opportunities, also allowing students to participate in healthcare activities.
How Some of These Classes Have Inspired Me:
I have been extremely involved in our school’s health science program since my freshman year of high school. I was the 2018-2019 HOSA Treasurer and am now the 2019-2020 President. Mrs. Luker has been my teacher for 3 (going on 4) years and has been like a second mother to me. I have taken all of her classes and have had a great experience every year, especially being a part of the Internship at South Baldwin Hospital.
Mrs. Luker has always inspired me, taught me, and guided me in the right direction when it comes to healthcare and when it comes to life. Although I have not had the pleasure of being one of Coach Ahonen’s students, I know he is a great man and teacher who also inspires all of his students.
Health Science education at Foley High School is truly inspiring and we have a great program thanks to these two magnificent teachers.