Health Professions

Sandpoint High School’s Health Occupations program aligns with North Idaho College’s credits introducing students to the Health Care. The first portion of Health Occupations includes “Introduction to Healthcare”.  The second portion takes the students through Medical Terminology.  
The final portion is the Certified Nursing Assistant program, aligned to Idaho State Standards. The class includes “Understanding Human Growth & Development”, basic nursing procedures, which includes clinical time in the community. As long as the student maintains a positive, honest attitude, attends and maintains 80% or higher, they are eligible for Idaho State Certified Nursing Assistant, and college credits through North Idaho College.


Trina Kennedy

Health Occupations Student Association (HOSA)

What is HOSA?
HOSA is an international career and technical student organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Science Education (HSE) Division of the Career and Technical Education (CTE).  HOSA's two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the healthcare industry and to enhance the delivery of quality healthcare to all people.  

HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation, recognition and inspiration for students to realize  their opportunities and step into their dreams.  HOSA is 100% healthcare!  Students have the opportunity to travel to state and international conferences.
  • Nursing
  • Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
  • Dietitian
  • Dentist
  • Medical Assistant
  • Massage Therapy
  • Surgical Technician, Radiology
  • Veterinarian


  • 4-years math
  • 4-years science including Dual Credit/Honors/AP
    • Chemistry
    • Anatomy & Physiology
  • 4-years English
  • Speech
  • Foreign language
  • Art
  • Other CTE Courses


  • Orientation to Health Occupations
  • Medical Terminology
  • Diversified Health Occupations (Honors)

Successful completion of the Health Occupations program gives students the opportunity to earn up to 7 college credits at any Idaho College. 

North Idaho Courses
  • ALTH 106 (Working in Healthcare)
  • ALTH 105 (Infection Prevention)
  • ALTH 107 (Communication Skills)
  • CAOT 179 (Medical Terminology) DC
*See instructor for further details.